I'll be watching the game tonight from high up (I do mean high up) in the press box at PNC Park.
- The Cardinals' starting five turned in an 0.23 ERA the second time through the rotation.
- Lance Lynn had the 9th highest rate of 3-pitch strikeouts in 2012 (PA>500), 37 3pK in 745 PA, 5%.
- James McDonald has posted game scores of 71 and 44 in his two previous starts.
- The Pirates rank 27th in average innings pitch per start, 5.2.
- Cardinals are 62-37 all time at PNC Park, the most wins of any opponent at the park.
Lineups: (wRC+ explanation)
- Starling Marte is 2nd in the NL in hits, 17, and tied for first in multi-hit games, 7.
- Slash line: Cardinals .260/.309/.398 .707 OPS; Pirates .203/.275/.299. .574 OPS
- St. Louis 7-5, 1st place; Pirates 6-6, 1 GB