Pirates Vs. Cardinals Lineups: Andrew McCutchen Gets Night Off

Here are the lineups for Wednesday’s 8:15 Pirates vs. Cardinals matchup in St. Louis.

Pirates:

Alex Presley LF
Nate McLouth CF
Jose Tabata RF
Neil Walker 2B
Pedro Alvarez 3B
Garrett Jones 1B
Clint Barmes SS
Rod Barajas C
A.J. Burnett P

Cardinals:

Rafael Furcal SS
Jon Jay CF
Matt Holliday LF
Carlos Beltran RF
David Freese 3B
Yadier Molina C
Matt Carpenter 1B
Daniel Descalso 2B
Lance Lynn P

Andrew McCutchen gets the night off for the Pirates, which automatically makes the Bucs’ lineup look a lot worse. But despite a triple in Tuesday night’s game, McCutchen’s offense has slowed recently, with his OPS dropping from .904 on April 18 to .750. The hot-hitting Pedro Alvarez, meanwhile, bats fifth.

Cardinals starter Lynn allowed one run and one walk while striking out four in seven innings in a win over the Pirates on April 20.

For more on the Pirates, check out Bucs Dugout. For more on the Cardinals, there’s Viva El Birdos.

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