Pirates shortstop Wilson banged up again
Shortstop Jack Wilson (bruised back/shoulder muscle) was not in the lineup Sunday, a day after a collision with Astros catcher Ivan Rodriguez.
"The good thing is, there's no structural damage," said Wilson. "The muscle is agitated and swollen. Hopefully, just a day's rest and more strength work will let me get back out there (Monday)."
Before yesterday's game, Wilson got good news when his shoulder held up on throws from 60 feet. Wilson also is limping noticeably.
• Oft-injured righty Bryan Morris made his season debut yesterday for Class-A Lynchburg. Morris, who arrived in July as part of the Jason Bay trade, had toe surgery in the offseason then went on the disabled list out of spring training due to shoulder soreness. Moris (0-1) went 4.1 innings in Lynchburg's 4-1 loss against Wilmington. He allowed four runs on six hits and a walk, and struck out one.
• Lefty Justin Wilson was reassigned to short-season Class-A State College to clear space for Morris at Lynchburg.
• What would have been Adam LaRoche's third career stolen base was taken away late Saturday night be the Houston Astros' official scorer. After LaRoche took second base in the seventh inning, there was a long pause before the scorer announced it was a steal. After the game, the call was changed to a caught stealing/error by second baseman Edwin Maysonet, who dropped the ball as LaRoche slid into the base.
• This weekend, when Detroit plays an interleague series at PNC Park, the Pirates will mark the 100th anniversary of their 1909 World Series victory against the Tigers. Sunday will be a "Turn Back the Clock" game. Both teams will wear 1909-style uniforms and there will be no music on the stadium sound system. Leslie Wagner-Roberts, the granddaughter of Hall of Famer Honus Wager, will throw out the first pitch.
17-4 — Pirates record this season in games in which when Jack Wilson has at least one hit