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Braves vs. Pirates, 9 May 2008

Tom Glavine and Ian Snell, 7:05. Here's the box.

One pretty interesting non-Michaels note in the Post-Gazette today:

The Pirates signed starter Juan Mateo, who spent half of 2006 in the Chicago Cubs' rotation, to a minor-league contract. Mateo, 25, rocketed through the Chicago system that year and went 1-3 with a 5.32 ERA in 10 starts for the Cubs, but shoulder trouble dropped him back to Class A last year.

Mateo's shoulder troubles weren't serious enough to require surgery, and he's not that old and was fairly interesting before 2007. In 2005, he mowed down the Florida State League as a 22-year-old, then pitched pretty well in Class AA in 2006. He doesn't have fantastic stuff and last year was bad, but the Bucs need all the free pitching help they can get.