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Pirates-Padres scouting report

| Tuesday, May 18, 2004

  • Opponent: San Diego Padres

  • Site: PNC Park

  • Manager: Bruce Bochy

  • Record: 21-17, second place in NL West

  • Player to watch: Outfielder Brian Giles is batting .268 with six homers and 23 RBI.

  • Probable starters: Tuesday, RHP Kris Benson (3-3, 4.64 ERA) vs. RHP Brian Lawrence (5-2, 4.57), 7:05 p.m.; Wednesday, LHP Oliver Perez (3-1, 3.16 ERA) vs. RHP Jake Peavy (3-2, 2.08), 7:05 p.m.; Thursday, RHP Ryan Vogelsong (1-3, 6.16 ERA) vs. RHP Ismael Valdes (3-2, 3.89), 7:05 p.m.

  • TV/Radio: The games Tuesday and Wednesday will be televised by Fox Sports Net Pittsburgh. All three games will be broadcast by KDKA-AM (1020).

  • Notes: The Pirates were 4-2 against the Padres last year, but won only one of three games at home. ... The Padres are 8-8 on the road. ... Peavy is fourth in the NL in ERA. ... Lawrence is tied for second in wins. ... The Padres are 8-3 in one-run games. ... Despite acquiring Giles from the Pirates, the Padres rank last in the NL with 22 homers.

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