The Pirates have never been good at Houston, especially lately, but the prospect of yet another sweep down there does not have to seem so inevitable. Today's it's Tom Gorzelanny and Roger Clemens. In his last regular-season start of 2005, Clemens was victimized by Tike Redman and others in a 7-0 loss at PNC Park.
Today the Pirates are thirty games under .500, or 42-72 according to the advanced metrics. They have lost four in a row and six of eight in August with a post-ASB record of 12-12. Since it's in the central time zone, the game begins at eight.