I think it's important that the Pirates get a split in this four-game series in Philadelphia and since James McDonald is on the mound tomorrow, tonight might represent their best chance to do it. Wandy Rodriguez takes the mound for the Pirates and he's been excellent in the two full starts that he's made this year, throwing 13 total shutout innings at the Cubs and Braves, striking out 11, walking one, and giving up just three hits. He'll face Roy Halladay, who's had two awful starts and two good starts in 2013. With Halladay back on the mound, Pedro Alvarez is starting again.
First pitch tonight is at 7:05.