Pre-game News 9/23: Clement has knee surgery, Cardinals vs Pirates
Jeff Clement underwent successful surgery on his left knee on Wednesday and his recovery time is expected to be about six months.
The Pirates are hopeful that Clement will be ready for Spring Training in 2011, but with that timetable his limitations might cost him a chance for a first-base starting job.
- The Pirates are looking for their first six-game win streak since May of 2008.
- It would also be the first time the Pirates swept back-to-back series since 2004.
Jeff Suppan (1-7, 5.61 ERA)
Brian Burres (3-3, 4.93 ERA)
Suppan will be making his third start for the Cardinals since coming off the DL on 9/18. He received a No-decision his last start through five inning’s allowing one run on five hits in a 8-4 loss.
Burres allowed three runs (two earned) through seven innings but received a no-decision in the Pirates 4-3 walk-off win against the Dbacks. Burres is 1-0 with a 1.80 ERA in his last three starts.