TribLIVE

| Sports


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

Tuesday's scouting report: Pirates at Cardinals

Pirates/MLB Videos

Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, 6:24 p.m.
 

• LHP Jeff Locke is 2-1 with a 2.70 ERA in four career starts vs. the Cardinals. Last Wednesday, he gave up one run over 713 innings and outdueled Cards ace Adam Wainwright in a 3-1 win at PNC Park. Locke this year has left five starts with a lead, only to lose them via blown saves. He is 2-1 with a 1.93 ERA in fives starts vs. NL Central foes.

• Cardinals C Yadier Molina was activated off the disabled list Friday after missing 40 games due to thumb surgery. Molina injured a ligament in his thumb while sliding into third base during a game vs. the Pirates on July 9. In his first two games back, Molina collected five hits, including two hits in the eighth inning of the second game of a doubleheader Saturday.

The Buzz

High-A Bradenton is the only Pirates' minor league affiliate to make the playoffs. The Marauders will host Fort Myers on Tuesday in the opener of a best-of-three series at McKechnie Field. This is the third time in five years Bradenton has qualified for the postseason.

Rob Biertempfel is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at rbiertempfel@tribweb.com or via Twitter @BiertempfelTrib.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Pirates

  1. Pirates notebook: Bucs set single-season attendance record
  2. Monday’s scouting report: Pirates at Braves
  3. Pirates, Worley edge Brewers, 1-0, move to cusp of playoffs
  4. Pirates find a bridge at end of baseball world in Holdzkom
  5. Pirates’ 5-game winning streak ends with 1-0 loss to Brewers
  6. Pirates notebook: Worley raring to go after skipping last start
  7. Rossi: Melancon change good for Pirates
  8. Sunday’s scouting report: Brewers at Pirates
  9. Rossi: The series that will define these Pirates
  10. Pirates notebook: Bucs batters seeing doubles
  11. Martin’s homer rescues Pirates in 4-2 victory over Brewers
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.