April 13, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher James McDonald (53) delivers a pitch against the San Francisco Giants during the fifth inning at AT&T Park. The Giants defeated the Pirates 5-0. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE
So the Bucs' bullpen went eight innings less than 24 hours ago, and they have a starter tonight who has been a bit shaky this season and doesn't typically pitch much more than six innings. Total speculation on my part, but I wonder if we might see Brad Lincoln pitch a couple innings tonight. He hasn't started at Indianapolis since Friday, and he isn't scheduled to pitch again until Tuesday.
UPDATE: Judging from Clint Hurdle's pregame chat with the media, it sounds like Lincoln could in fact be used in long relief.
Jose will again watch from the dugout. Barmes in the #2 hole. Today's Pirates lineup: