The Pirates have posted their lineup for this evening's game against the Astros, and Brandon Wood gets the call at third base over Josh Harrison. He will bat seventh. Last Tuesday against Houston, Wood went 2-3 with a home run, an RBI single and three RBIs in the Bucs' 5-1 victory against the 'stros at PNC Park, so he'll get another chance to show what he can do against Houston starter Bud Norris. Beyond that 5-1 win, however, Wood hasn't done much against Houston this season. He's hitting just .185 in 27 at bats. Obviously, he'll be looking to build on last week and not dwell on those paltry numbers.
Here's the rest of the Pirates' lineup tonight. Not a whole lot different than last night's beyond Wood.
Tonight's lineup; Presley 7, d'Arnaud 6, Walker 4, McCutchen 8, Jones 9, Overbay 3, Wood 5, mcKenry 2, Maholm 1