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Pirates Vs. Marlins, 19 April 2011

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MIAMI GARDENS, FL - APRIL 01:  Josh Johnson #55 of the Florida Marlins pitches during opening day against the New York Mets at Sun Life Stadium on April 1, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - APRIL 01: Josh Johnson #55 of the Florida Marlins pitches during opening day against the New York Mets at Sun Life Stadium on April 1, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Pittsburgh Pirates
@ Florida Marlins

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2011, 7:10 PM EDT
Sun Life Stadium

Paul Maholm vs Josh Johnson

Clear. Winds blowing in from right field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 85.

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Josh Johnson facing off against what has so far been an extremely strikeout-prone offense ought to be interesting. A few links while you wait for the game to start:

-P- Buster Olney compares the Pirates to the Mariners, in that both teams' new GMs inherited weak farm systems. It's funny - I recall that particular point about the Pirates being really hard to get into the mainstream conversation a couple years ago, and now it's entering the national media landscape as a way of explaining what's wrong with the Mariners. Weird.

-P- I know some of you have no particular patience for responses to dimwits like Bob Smizik, and I certainly understand that point of view. But if you want to read my response to his recent article about the Nate McLouth trade, have at it.

-P- Kevin Hart has joined the Pirates in Miami. He's still on the 60-day DL, and obviously he won't be pitching in any games.

-P- David Todd, a.k.a. dtoddwin, is writing a blog over at the new Extra Innings site.