TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Tuesday's scouting report: Dodgers at Pirates

Pirates/MLB Videos

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Pirates podcasts

  • Loading...
Monday, July 21, 2014, 9:06 p.m.
 

X-factors

Pirates beat reporter Rob Biertempfel's inside look at Tuesday's game:

• Josh Beckett is expected to come off the DL to start Tuesday's game. With a torn labrum and two cysts, he will have to pitch through some pain and perhaps get another cortisone shot to make it through the rest of the season. The 34-year-old right-hander is among NL leaders with a 2.26 ERA.

• In his first 12 career games versus the Pirates, Dodgers 2B Dee Gordon batted .314 (16 for 51) and was successful on 9 of 10 steal attempts. Gordon went into this series leading the majors with 44 stolen bases and ranked third with 13 three-hit games. He is the sixth player since 1914 to notch at least 269 hits and 110 steals in his first 275 games. The others were Rickey Henderson, Tim Raines, Vince Coleman, Gerald Young and Kenny Lofton.

The Buzz

Over the past few days, the phone in Clint Hurdle's office at PNC Park has been buzzed by wrong-number callers. “One guy asked me if this was the Humane Society,” Hurdle said. “I said, ‘Not that I'm aware of, but I do have a dog.' ”

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Pirates

  1. Pirates notebook: Struggling Polanco held out of starting lineup
  2. Pirates win 5th straight as offense continues to click in win over Marlins
  3. Gameday: Pirates vs. Marlins, May 27, 2015
  4. Pirates notebook: Morton’s return to Pirates means Liz leaves
  5. Book details secret to Pirates’ turnaround
  6. Former pitcher Allie happily adjusting to outfield
  7. Gameday: Pirates vs. Marlins, May 26, 2015
  8. Pirates chase Mets’ Harvey early in rout
  9. Gameday: Pirates vs. Mets, May 24, 2015
  10. THE BLAME GAME
  11. Pirates notebook: Substance rule a sticky subject