The Padres have won six in a row and 11 in a row at PNC Park. The Pirates have lost three straight. Erik Bedard, excellent the last time out, will try to right the ship this afternoon against ex-Pirate Ross Ohlendorf.
For the Friars:
The contest today is whether the Padres #8-9 is worse than the Pirates. Barmes has an OPS+ of 52 in 338 PAs. Hundley, 38 in 213.
In 59 PAs Erik Bedard's line is .157/.173/.157, OPS+ -8. Ross Ohledorf has a career line of .083/.106/.108 for an OPS+ of -42 in 131 PAs. His career highlight had to be the three run shot he hit in Dodger Stadium last year.
Clear edge to the Bucs.