June 14, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; A multiple exposure photo of Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) pitching against the Chicago Cubs in the eighth inning at Wrigley Field. The Detroit Tigers defeated the Chicago Cubs 5-3. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-US PRESSWIRE
Neil Walker and Rod Barajas sit against Verlander, which of course just makes a tough job even tougher. Obviously, though, most players need a day off now and then. The Pirates will also be operating with a short 'pen today -- Jason Grilli and Jared Hughes will not pitch.