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Alvarez back from bereavement list, getting some work at first base

PADRES (52-61) @ PIRATES (61-53)
SD Ian Kennedy (8-9, 3.59 ERA) vs PIT Vance Worley (4-1, 2.43 ERA)
  • Pedro Alvarez is back with the Pirates from the bereavement list but is not in the starting lineup. However, he is getting some work at first base, which is newsworthy. The Pirates will have to make a roster move before game time.
  • Neil Walker (back) will not be in the starting lineup for the fifth time in the last six games. Walker is listed for now to be available off the bench. He took grounders during pre-game workouts momentarily
  • Andrew McCutchen was re-evaluated this afternoon. For now he remains off the Disabled List.
  • Gerrit Cole will make his next rehab start on Sunday
  • The Padres have won six of eight games.
  • Over his last six starts, Padres starter Ian Kennedy is 3-0 with a 2.43 ERA , but is 0-2 with a 12.91 ERA in his last two starts at PNC Park
  • Pirates starter Vance Worley is 2-0 with a 0.86 ERA in his last three starts
  • Josh Harrison enters tonight’s game with an 11 game hitting streak. Harrison is 2-4 with a double, triple in his career vs Kennedy
  • Ike Davis is 4-12 in his career vs Kennedy with all four hits vs Kennedy being home runs. Davis starts at first base tonight.
1. Josh Harrison, 3B
2. Gregory Polanco, RF
3. Russell Martin, C
4. Ike Davis, 1B
5. Starling Marte, CF
6. Travis Snider, LF
7. Jordy Mercer, SS
8. Jayson Nix, 2B
9. Vance Worley, P

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