Pirates still above .500.
Paul Maholm and Hector Carrasco at 7.
The winning Pirates take on the hapless Astros again.
Game starts in about half an hour. McDonald and Lyles are the starters.
Time to start brainstorming about who the Pirates will add, at the trade deadline, for the defense of their national championship.
Those Mets had a pretty good-looking catcher who might be available, given the pathetic down-on-their-luck condition of that scandal-plagued franchise.
Maholm and Pelfrey at seven.
In other news, all hail new Trib columnist Dejan Kovacevic, who now has a free blog, reports Bucs have signed a new catcher, thinks Huntington should be extended, and like me, cried* outside after Bream's slide (* very briefly in our case).