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Scouting report: Pirates vs. Padres; Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016

| Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, 8:33 p.m.
Pirates pitcher Ryan Vogelsong delivers during the first inning against the Rockies on Monday, May 23, 2016, at PNC Park.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Pirates pitcher Ryan Vogelsong delivers during the first inning against the Rockies on Monday, May 23, 2016, at PNC Park.


vs. Padres

7:05 p.m.

PNC Park

TV/radio: Root Sports/93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network

Probable pitchers

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.

Next up

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 Closer

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).

Rob Biertempfel is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at or via Twitter @BiertempfelTrib.

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