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Pittsburgh vs. Houston, 25 August 2007

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7:05 pm, FSPI, FSH

Matt Morris (7-8, 4.51) vs. Troy Patton (0-0, 0.00).

After a wild, 15 inning marathon in Houston last night, the Pirates will look to spoil the MLB debut of Troy Patton by winning their fourth straight game and clawing out of the NL Central basement.

-P- Xavier Nady did his best Kirk Gibson impression last night (I know that is an exaggeration, but just let me enjoy the moment) by drilling the game-tying HR while pinch hitting in the ninth. Despite the heroics, Nady is still being bothered by a partially torn hammy.  Even though putting Nady on the DL is clearly the right move, the Pirates will continue to deploy Nady as a pinch hitter until something changes.