Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Jack's back

In addition to the Reds' Jay Bruce making his big league debut tonight, the Pirates are making a nice addition to the lineup with the return of Jack Wilson after he's missed most of this season with a calf injury. Charlie did some quick math and decided that Wilson at short might be worth three wins over Rivas and Bixler over the remainder of the season. Sometimes, you just don't know what you've got 'til it's gone and Wilson's injury was certainly one of those cases.

Anyways, the Pirates are on what is technically a two-game winning streak, but both wins were gift-wrapped by the Cubs. The good news is that both Jack Wilson and Jason Bay live to hit at Great American Ballpark, and I can't think of a better time for Bay to roll into Cincy. With the struggling Johnny Cueto on the mount tonight, I'd guarantee a home run if guarantees were my thing. Ian Snell is going against Cueto tonight. It seemed to me like he made some strides in his last start, so here's hoping that continues tonight against Bruce and the Reds. If he does, I might have to start insulting him again.