Pre-Game 9/29: D’Arnaud added to Team USA roster, Pirates Vs Cardinals
Pirates prospect Chase D’Arnaud was a late addition to the Team USA Roster. D’Arnaud replaced Angels’ Andrew Romine, who was called up to the bigs last Friday.
D’Arnaud along with Catcher Erik Kratz are the two Pirates represenatives on the 24-man roster.
- The Pirates have won three of their last four games and eight of the past 11. If the Pirates defeat the Cardinals Wednesday afternoon it will be their fourth straight series win.
- In the last seven games the Pirates are batting a combined .304 going 72-for-237 with 18 doubles, two triples, six home runs and 46 runs scored.
RHP James McDonald (4-5, 4.25 ERA)
RHP P.J. Walters (1-0, 7.83 ERA)
McDonald is making his 11th start with the Pirates and his last of the 2010 season. J-Mac was not very efficient his last start throwing 80 pitches through four innings of work. He allowed three runs to score on five hits walked two and struck out four.
Walters is making his second appearance in September. Walters allowed five runs on seven hits through four innings against the Pirates. In his last 10 innings pitched he has a 9.90 ERA.