Andrew McCutchen is seventh in the NL with a .333 batting average. Cutch is in the third spot of the order today where he is hitting .436 and slugging .795. He has been smoking hot this month with four straight multi-hit games.
Aki Iwamura, Ryan Doumit and Jeff Clement are back in the lineup for the Bucs.
Andy LaRoche is hitting .351 in his last 14 games.
Paul Maholm looks to extend the unearned scoreless streak the starters have going. It sits at 21.1 innings currently. The Pirates starters are 4-0 and have a 1.15 ERA stretch going as well.
Scott McCauley twitted the jersey of AAA Indy Indians Jeremy Powell