Chacon, Weaver (MLB.com)
B.P. Chacon (6-5, 7.18) vs. The Bad Weaver (5-3, 6.16). A couple of real winners here. Weaver has been consistently awful all year long; he doesn't have a single month with an ERA below 5.40. We all know about Chacon. Have fun with Albert Pujols, Shawn!
Here's the box score. Jack Wilson is out of the lineup again. Ryan Doumit is at first. Kudos to Jim Tracy for finding at bats for Doumit since Doumit returned from the DL.
Finally, here's an AP news article about Freddy Sanchez's chase for the batting title:
If nothing else, this illustrates why the Pirates are one loss from a 14th consecutive losing season: They had a potential batting champion and NL all-star on their roster, yet didn?t make him a regular until he forced them to do so in early May.