Zach Duke (3-6, 4.27) vs. Mike Thompson (2-1, 3.50).
Box Score: Jeromy Burnitz is in right. Nate McLouth is in center.
Anyone find today's Pirates Notebook extremely depressing? First, there's a little story about how the Pirates are beginning to look at the standings again, even though they're not even close to being a factor. Then there's a bit about an injury to Class AA Altoona's "top starter" Josh Shortslef, who isn't even a prospect.