|Pittsburgh (2-2)||LHP PAUL MAHOLM (10-15, 5.02 ERA in 2007) |
|Florida (2-2)||LHP MARK HENDRICKSON (0-1, 10.80 ERA)|
|Game Time||7:10PM ET|
|XM||XM 189, XM 174 (ESP)|
A walkoff HR by Mike Jacobs in the 9th gave the Marlins a 5-4 victory over the Pirates.
- In 2007, Maholm went 5-0 with a 2.15 ERA while pitching on four days rest.
- Maholm worked at least 7.0 innings in four of his last six starts in 2007...He has posted an 8-3 record in the 13 games last season when he worked at
least 7.0 innings in a game...He has gone 14-3 with a 2.72 ERA (169.0ip/51er) in 23 career starts when he tosses at least 7.0 frames in a game.
- Bucco outfielder Nate McLouth swiped his first base of the season last night...He produced
the best stolen base percentage in the major leagues last year, stealing 22-of-23 (96%)...Nate has now stolen 11 straight
bases since being caught for the last time on August 26 at Houston by Brad Ausmus.
- Outfielder Chris Duffy (rehabbing from left shoulder surgery) is on the 15-day disabled list.
Sunday at Florida 1:10 RHP Ian Snell (0-0, 6.00 ERA) vs. RHP Rick VandenHurk (0-0, 9.00 ERA) NO TV
Monday vs. Chicago 1:35 LHP Ted Lilly (0-1, 7.71 ERA) vs. LHP Tom Gorzelanny (0-1, 4.50 ERA) FSNP (HD)
Tuesday in Pittsburgh OFF DAY
Wednesday vs. Chicago 7:05 RHP Ryan Dempster (1-0, 1.50 ERA) vs. LHP Zach Duke (0-0, 3.18 ERA) FSNP (HD)
Thursday vs. Chicago 7:05 LHP Rich Hill (0-0, 3.00 ERA) vs. RHP Matt Morris (0-0, 5.40 ERA) FSNP (HD)
- The Pirates are scheduled to play their first home game of the season Monday afternoon at 1:35 against the Chicago Cubs.
- The gates to PNC Park will open to the public at 11:30 and all fans in attendance will receive a magnetic schedule, compliments of PNC Bank.
- The National Anthem will be performed by local rock artist Donnie Iris and God Bless America will be performed by Pittsburgh musician Chris Higbee.
- Several members of past Pirates championship teams will be on hand to help introduce the entire 2008 Pirates roster and Hall-of-Fame second baseman Bill Mazeroski will throw out the game’s ceremonial first pitch.
- Immediately following the National Anthem will be a flyover of four A-10 Thunderbolts from the 111th Fighter Wing from Willow Grove, PA.
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