Series Preview: Pirates vs. Diamondbacks

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

August 6th, 2012 7:05 pm
August 7th, 2012 7:05 pm
August 8th, 2012 7:05 pm
August 9th, 2012 4:05 pm


PNC Park

Probable Pitchers
Erik Bedard (5-12, 4.83 ERA) vs. Wade Miley (12-6, 2.98 ERA)
Jeff Karstens (4-2, 3.70 ERA) vs. Patrick Corbin (3-4, 3.60 ERA)
Kevin Correia (8-6, 4.49 ERA) vs. Ian Kennedy (10-8, 4.15 ERA)
Wandy Rodriguez (0-1, 4.15 ERA) vs. Joe Saunders (5-8, 3.57 ERA)

Series Notes
The Pirates (61-46) begin an 11-game homestand at PNC Park… The Diamondbacks (55-53) are currently chasing the Bucs for a wild card spot; they are 6.5 games back of Pittsburgh for the second WC… The Pirates took two of three from the D’Backs in mid-April… Erik Bedard has a 2.72 ERA at home this season… Wade Miley is 3-1 with a 2.77 ERA in his last four outings… Jeff Karstens, who was suffered an injury against Arizona on April 17th, is going for his fifth straight win over seven starts (two no-decisions mixed in)… Patrick Corbin was promoted last Wednesday; he threw six scoreless innings vs. Los Angeles… Kevin Correia, who was recently moved to the bullpen, will make a spot start… Ian Kennedy is on a four-game winning streak… Wandy Rodriguez will make his home debut on Thursday… Joe Saunders has a 2.48 ERA on the road in 2012… Jason Kubel leads the Snakes with 23 HR and 73 RBI; Paul Goldschmidt has a .300 batting average; Justin Upton has scored 71 runs and stolen 12 bases… There are no PNC Park promotions for this series… #PackPNC.

Go Bucs

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