Good Morning! for April 26

A.J. Burnett has been giving James McDonald some tips on how to make it as an MLB pitcher.  Something’s working, because McDonald took a no-no into the 7th inning yesterday.  And James McDonald isn’t even good, right?

Unfortunately for Jimmy Mac, the Pirates offense continued to slump.  The score was 0-0 when Troy Tulowitzki broke up the no-hitter and the Pirates ended up losing the game 2-1.

The Bucs did manage to win game 2 of their double header.  Pedro Alvarez hit his fourth homer, which is worth watching to hear the ball clanking against the foul pole.

Elsewhere, the Cardinals avoided a sweep at the hands of the Cubs (gasp!) with a 5-1 victory.  David Freese homered (4) and had 3 RBI for the RedBirds.

And the Reds scored all 4 runs in the bottom of the 7th inning for a 4-2 over the Giants, improving to .500 for the season.

Only one NL Central game today on a Short Schedule Thursday…


Giants (9-9) @ REDS (9-9)
11:35 AM CT

 W-L  ERA  WAR  SIERA
SF Vogelson 0-1 3.38 0.3 3.14
CIN Bailey 1-2 3.86 0.0 4.75

Why You Might Watch This: It’s the only game available, so you’re kind of stuck with this, aren’t you?  Anyhow, the Reds are going for a sweep.


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