Jeff Karstens and Anibal Sanchez take the mound at 7:05 tonight. It’s certainly not a favorable pitching matchup for us with the way Karstens has opened his season, but Sanchez has a deceivingly low ERA given his high WHIP and walk rate. The Pirates haven’t strung two good offensive performances together yet this year and they’ll be pressed to do it against Sanchez tonight without Doumit in the lineup, but they’re going to have to get used to that. If they’re going to beat him tonight, they’re going to do it by drawing some walks and making him throw a lot of pitches. If we’re swinging at everything, we’re probably going down with much of a fight again.