CARDINALS VS. PITTSBURGH AT PNC PARK
6:05 p.m. Wednesday, FSN Midwest
RHP Todd Wellemeyer (2-0, 3.24 ERA) vs. RHP Ian Snell (2-1, 4.07)
6:05 p.m. Thursday, FSN Midwest
RHP Joel Pineiro (0-2, 8.10) vs. LHP Tom Gorzelanny (1-2, 9.35)
Scouting the Pirates
â€¢ Pirates outfielder Nate McLouth, who had to win a job in spring training, soared into the season, riding a 19-game hitting streak into Tuesday nightâ€™s game. The fourth-year outfielder took a .375 average, a .638 slugging percentage and 16 RBIs into the game against Florida.
â€¢ Snell is 3-3 with a 3.40 ERA in eight games (seven starts) against the Cardinals.
â€¢ Gorzelanny was expected to be the Bucsâ€™ stalwart at the top of the rotation. Yet heâ€™s struggled with control. Gorzelanny has failed to finish the third inning in two of his four starts. Heâ€™s allowed 15 walks and 22 hits in 17 1/3 innings this season.
â€¢ In 54 games at PNC Park, Albert Pujols has hit 20 home runs, the most of any ballpark except Busch or Minute Maid.