The Pirates announced this morning that Tyler Yates is being placed on the DL today and Tom Gorzelanny is being called up from AAA to provide some long relief out of the bullpen. Given the strain placed on the bullpen by last night’s rain delay, there’s a good chance we see him on the mound at some point this afternoon.
The only way that doesn’t happen is another good outing by Zach Duke. His mound opponent is Ubaldo Jiminez, who seems like the sort of pitcher that kills the Pirates in recent years. He throws hard, has great stuff, and has control problems. Those don’t matter as much against the Pirates, who make guys like Jorge de la Rosa look good.