April 2, 2008

Game 2 Pittsburgh vs Atlanta

Vitals:

Pittsburgh (1-0) LHP TOM GORZELANNY (14-10, 3.88 ERA in 2007)
Atlanta (0-2) RHP JAIR JURRJENS (3-1, 4.70 ERA in 2007)
Game Time 7:10PM ET
XM XM 189

Notes:

  • Both Nate McLouth and Xavier Nady homered on Opening Day in 2007 and again this year, marking the first time in club history that two teammates hit home runs in back-to-back seasons on Opening Day. The Elias Sports Bureau reports that the last set of teammates to do this was Tony Batista and Shannon Stewart for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2000 and 2001.
  • There are 16 players returning from last year’s Opening Day roster, including John Grabow and Freddy Sanchez, who began last season on the disabled list...Two players made the team as non-roster invitees (Doug Mientkiewicz and Luis Rivas) and a total of six will be wearing Pittsburgh black and gold for the first time (Phil Dumatrait, Chris Gomez, Evan Meek, Doug Mientkiewicz, Luis Rivas and Tyler Yates)...The oldest player on the roster is Chris Gomez (36) and the youngest for the second straight season is Matt Capps (turns 25 on September 3).

DL:

  • Outfielder Chris Duffy (rehabbing from left shoulder surgery) is on the 15-day disabled list.


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