- AJ Burnett is the man. Controlled the game throughout and again gives the pen some rest.
- It appears Rod Barajas is the catcher for Burnett and Wandy Rodriguez, with McKenry catching everyone else. I’m okay with that.
- I was irked that Pedro Alvarez and Travis Snider were both benched today with a RHP on the mound in Homer Bailey. Not to mention that Pedro is batting .318 with 14 HRs in day games this year.
- I was fine with Josh Harrison starting, but rather it had been in place of Clint Barmes.
- Shows what I know, though. Barmes and Gaby Sanchez combined to go 4 of 10 and score two runs.
- I think we have to ride Starling Marte through Labor Day to see what we have. He shows flashes of what everyone spoke about when he was in the minors.
- Four Pirates were hit by pitches. Zero Reds were. Grrrr.