The Padres rest Jake Peavy and send instead a 25-year-old right-handed rookie named Mike Thompson. Peavy has some kind of shoulder owie that causes pain without affecting his ability to dominate. This may or may not be a case of an opposing club starting their JV against the 20-35 Pirates. If the Friars were in San Francisco, perhaps they would also skip or push back Peavy at this point in the season. There's no way to tell. Regardless, the Bucs catch a break here.
The Pirates send Zach Duke to the mound. Game on at seven o'clock.