The Phillies have elected to solve their bullpen problems tonight with Raul Valdes, a 34-year old reliever who’s thrown 14 2/3 innings in 12 appearances in 2012. He’ll likely be making an awfully short start tonight, which means that the Phillies will have to go pretty deep into their thin bullpen this evening. James McDonald is pitching for the Pirates. He’s been one of the National League’s best pitchers in 2012. The Pirates need to win this game after dropping three straight. The Pirates should win this game.
First pitch tonight is at 7:05.