-P- This video of Jose Tabata on his callup, from the Post-Gazette, made me smile:
It was also great to see Tabata perform so well, even if neither of his hits really left the infield and he had to leave the game with a cramp. Brad Lincoln's debut wasn't particularly impressive statistically, but he did get through six innings, and the earned run total might have been better with some better defense.
-P- Jack Taschner won't go to Class AAA, which is a strange decision for a guy who had an ERA in the sixes and who has never been a particularly good pitcher. But in any case, his Pirates career is over. Good luck to him.
-P- WTM has little profiles on all fifty of the Pirates' draft picks.