Pirates (3-2) @ Cardinals (2-3)
Kevin Correia (1-0, 3.00 ERA) vs Chris Carpenter (0-0, 2.57 ERA)
Looking earn their first set of back-to-back road series wins since 2007, the Pirates will have to solve Chris Carpenter this afternoon for the time in nearly 6 years.
Since the 2005 season, Carpenter is 10-0 against the Pirates with a 1.85 ERA. He is seeking his 11th straight win against the Pirates.
In his only outing this season, Carpenter received a no decision, allowing 2 hits and 2 runs in 7 innings pitched against the San Diego Padres.
Carpenter faced the Pirates twice last season, receiving a no decision in both Cardinal wins. In his last outing against Pittsburgh on July 30, 2010, Carpenter allowed 5 hits and 0 runs in 8 innings of work.
In two starts against Pittsburgh in 2010, Carpenter struck out 14 in 15 innings.
For the Pirates, Kevin Correia takes the mound and looks to build off of his solid opening day start.
In the Pirates 6-3 win against the Cubs, Correia allowed 7 hits and 3 runs in the victory, pitching into the 7th inning.
The Pirates enter today’s action with the 7th best ERA in the Majors at 2.93.
Notable lineup notes, Rule-5 draft pick Josh Rodriguez will make his first start of the season at shortshop. Ryan Doumit will be back in the lineup.
1. Jose Tabata, LF, .389
2. Neil Walker, 2B, .333
3. Andrew McCutchen, CF, .357
4. Lyle Overbay, 1B, .278
5. Pedro Alvarez, 3B, .190
6. Ryan Doumit, C, .250
7. Garrett Jones, RF, .250
8. Josh Rodriguez, SS
9. Kevin Correia, P