Nyjer Morgan’s back for the Bucs tonight and batting leadoff, so the scorching-hot Delwyn Young is pushed to the bench. Jeff Karstens gets the start for the Pirates against Shairon Martis, the guy that threw a no-hitter for the Dutch in the first World Baseball Classic. There’s not a lot else to write home about in this one, but Karstens has pitched pretty well his last two times out and gotten very little offensive/bullpen support. Now that he’s pitching against a bad team, he’ll probably bomb and give up ten runs in four innings.
OK, he’s jinxed now, isn’t he?