Scouting report: Pirates vs. Padres; Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016
TV/radio: Root Sports/93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network
Padres RHP EDWIN JACKSON (2-2, 5.00)
Pirates RHP RYAN VOGELSONG (1-1, 3.25)
Gamecast: On Aug. 4, Vogelsong's first outing in two months, he pitched a gem (6 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO) vs. the Braves but had to settle for a no-decision. He faced 22 batters and induced 11 ground balls. ... Padres OF Jon Jay is batting .385 (5 for 13) vs. Vogelsong. ... The Padres signed Jackson to a minor league deal in mid-June. In his last outing with the Marlins on May 30, Jackson gave up three runs in five innings vs. the Pirates.
Thursday, 12:35 p.m.: Padres LHP Christian Friedrich (4-7, 4.76) vs. Pirates RHP Jameson Taillon (2-2, 3.29) ... Although he has won just once in his past seven outings, Taillon has been the Pirates' most reliable starter in that span.
Friday, 10:10 p.m.: Pirates RHP Ivan Nova (8-6, 4.83) vs. Dodgers LHP Rich Hill (9-3, 2.25) ... Hill's Dodgers debut was delayed five days because of a finger blister. On Aug. 1, the Dodgers got Hill and OF Josh Reddick from the A's for three young pitchers.
He said it ...
“I like to take no credit, and I like to take all the blame.”
— Clint Hurdle, Pirates manager
The Padres hit at least one home run in 25 straight games from June 28-July 27. It was the longest such streak in franchise history and the longest in the majors since 2002 (Rangers, 27 games).