Right now, Pittsburgh can call itself home to both the Super Bowl and Stanley Cup Champions, while Philadelphia holds the World Series. The Pirates will not win the World Series this year, but if they beat the Phillies this weekend, I’m claiming the trophy for Pittsburgh, heavyweight boxing style.
As previously mentioned, Ryan Doumit is back tonight and it’s Robinzon Diaz who’s been asked to pack his bags for Indy for the time being. Freddy Sanchez is also back in the lineup, so we actually sort of resemble a Major League ballclub tonight (though Garrett Jones is still batting third). Zach Duke takes the mound against Joe Blanton, so I’m going to jinx the crap out of us and say if we’re going to win one game in this series, it’s going to be tonight.