|COLORADO ROCKIES |
|LHP GLENDON RUSCH |
(4-3, 5.74 ERA)
|PITTSBURGH PIRATES |
|RHP YOSLAN HERRERA |
(1-1, 9.75 ERA)
|Game Time||7:05 EDT|
- Brian Bixler recalled from Indy and will be available tonight.
- Jason Delaney was promoted to AAA Indianapolis.
- Jamie Romak and Jim Negrych were promoted to Altoona.
- Matt Miller retired.
Great Nate Debate:
Some interesting notes on Nate McLouth:
- he leads all National League center fielders with 22 home runs and 72 RBI
- leads N.L. with 34 doubles, ranks fifth in total bases & second with 59 extra-base hits (Ryan Braun has 61).
- he leads all N.L. center fielders in fielding percentage
- he has yet to make an error in 254 total chances
- is six home runs shy of the club record for most home runs hit by a center fielder held by Brian Giles (28 in 1999)
- only two other Pirates have homered more times in one season while playing center field - Frank Thomas (25 in 1953) and Andy Van Slyke (25 in 1988)
- ranks third among National League leaders with 80 runs scored
- scored 20 runs in his last 19 games and is on pace to score 122 this season (Jason Bay led team with 78 runs in 2007).
- is the only player to hit one in the river this season, having done so on Monday.
Any questions on wether he deserved a shot at being an everyday center fielder?
- Right-handed pitcher Matt Capps (bursitis in right shoulder) 15-day disabled list.
- Left-handed pitcher Phil Dumatrait (bursitis in left shoulder) 15-day disabled list.
- First baseman Adam LaRoche (right intercostal strain) 15-day disabled list.
The latest Pittsburgh Pirates Round Table is up on MVN.
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