Let’s put this bluntly: losing two in a row to the Astros would be really bad. Charlie Morton needs a bounce-back start after a bad start against the Cardinals over the weekend and the offense needs … something after striking out about a million times last night. The Astros are starting a pretty inexperienced guy named Henry Sosa, who’s 25 and spent most of this year bouncing in between Double and Triple-A in both the Giants and Astros’ systems (he was part of the Jeff Keppinger trade). He seems like the kind of guy that dominates the Pirates.
First pitch tonight is at 8:05. You have my permission to watch it with your hands covering your eyes.