• Jordy Mercer is a late scratch tonight vs the Boston Red Sox due to back tightness. Clint Barmes will start at shortstop and bat 8th. It is a rare start for Barmes who has only made one start (August 26) since being reinstated from the DL on August 25. Barmes was 0-1 in a pinch hit opportunity vs the Cubs on Sept 5. Barmes is hitting .228 with 0 home runs and 5 RBI this season. Pirates Lineup vs Red Sox: 1. Harrison 3B, 2. Snider RF, 3. McCutchen CF, 4. Walker 2B, 5. Martin C, 6. Marte LF, 7. Davis 1B, 8. Barmes SS, 9. Morton P
2014 Stats: .228 – 0 HR – 5 RBI