Here's the Pirates' roster for tonight:
Not much time for commentary right now, but:
-P- Liriano and Blanton will provide insurance in case Cole isn't able to work deep into the game for some reason.
-P- Obviously, the Pirates don't need quite as many pitchers as they usually would because this roster is only for one game, so the Bucs will have a couple extra spots for bench players. As expected, the Pirates will carry three catchers.
-P- Keon Broxton is the really interesting (although not terribly surprising) addition to the Pirates' bench. Look for the Bucs to find opportunities to let him wreak havoc on the bases. Travis Snider will provide the Bucs with an extra lefty pinch-hitting option. Florimon will give the Pirates a potential late-inning defensive replacement.