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Game Thread: Who Stole Jobu’s Rum?

From the film “Major League.” Rights held by Paramount Pictures.

The Pirates bats have been sick, and a rainy day against Zack Greinke might not be the best way to wake them up.

The Pirates have been among the worst hitting teams in baseball, ranking 25th with a .294 team wOBA and 29th in runs scored (75). This homestand has been particularly slow, with the Pirates scoring just 16 runs in the first six games, including no more than four in a game.

The good news is the starting pitching has continued to dominate. Jameson Taillon (1-2, 3.12) will be Greinke’s (3-1, 4.60) mound opponent. The Bucs’ bullpen, on the other hand, has hit another rough patch, allowing at least six runs in a game twice this series.

First pitch is scheduled for 12:35 p.m..



LF Jarrod Dyson

2B Ildemaro Vargas

3B Eduardo Escobar

1B Christian Walker

CF Ketel Marte

RF Blake Swihart

SS Nick Ahmed

C John Ryan Murphy

P Zack Greinke


SS Cole Tucker

RF Gregory Polanco

2B Colin Moran

1B Josh Bell

3B Jung Ho Kang

LF J.B. Shuck

C Elias Diaz

CF Jason Martin

P Jameson Taillon