Im thinking lineup prediction August 1st. August 1st is the start of a 7 game homestand against the Chicago Cubs for 4 games and the San Diego Padres for 3 games. This is a big opportunity the Pirates could win all of these or even 6 out of 7 games. There is a chance the Cubs and Padres lose a lot of their big league talent at trade deadline and managers are forced to compile a lineup for the last two months of the season. Pittsburgh Pirates in the last several years has shown promise and failure from the last two months of the season. This year is tough to see how the Pirates lineup goes together due to players returning from injury or from trade. Im going to guess without trade and use this. 1. AP 2.Tabata 3. Walker 4. Cutch 5. Doumit 6. Pedro 7. Overbay/Jones/Pearce 8. Cedeno I am not sure how they will give Wood, Pearce, Jones,and so forth playing time still. I do expect Diaz and Paul to be let go.