For the first time this year, I’ve been taken off guard by a 12:35 start. This won’t be the last time this happens. The Pirates have now quickly slid into a four-game losing streak after sweeping the Cubs and not embarrassing themselves twice against the Cardinals. Zach Duke gets a chance to break the streak and since he’s pitching at home and against the Brewers I guess that’s possible. Homer Bailey, who’s walking a lot of batters this year and struggling pretty heavily so far, goes for the Reds.
First pitch is 12:35, Clemente/Cangelosi is after the jump.
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Pressed for time here but will try to get an update for the first pitch.