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Rockies Vs. Pirates: Jared Hughes Recalled Due To New Doubleheader Rule

The Pirates will play two against the Colorado Rockies Wednesday afternoon after their game on Monday was postponed.

After the series got off to a late start, the Pirates beat the Rockies 5-4 Tuesday night.

Wednesday’s first matchup, which begins at 12:35, features starting pitchers Juan Nicasio and James McDonald. The second, which will begin shortly after the first is over, pits Jhoulys Chacin and Charlie Morton.

Due to a new clause in the Collective Bargaining Agreement, both teams are allowed to bring up an extra player for certain doubleheaders. For the Pirates, that player will be reliever Jared Hughes. (I had expected it would be Danny Moskos, given Clint Hurdle’s preference for bunches of bullpen lefties, but it doesn’t matter much, and I prefer Hughes anyway.) Hughes will be sent back after Wednesday’s games.

Here’s the Pirates’ lineup for Game 1:

Alex Presley LF
Jose Tabata RF
Andrew McCutchen CF
Neil Walker 2B
Casey McGehee 1B
Pedro Alvarez 3B
Clint Barmes SS
Michael McKenry C
James McDonald P

For more on the Pirates, check out Bucs Dugout.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.