Sunday, June 08, 2008

Avoiding the sweep almost sweep

Dumatrait and Davis face off at 1:35 today as the Bucs try to avoid a home sweep at the hands of the Diamondbacks and stave off the start of the annual June swoon. It's quite a pitching matchup today with Dumatrait's emergence from the scrap heap this year and Davis' battle with cancer. It looks like Xavier Nady's going to be out again today with what the PG describes as "lower leg swelling." I don't know what that is, but it sounds like either a bruise or a really bad bee sting. It doesn't seem to be too bad, but the Pirates are being cautious and what they heck, Jason Michaels is killing the ball right now so why not. Wait, that doesn't sound right at all. Back on focus: sweeps are bad, Nady is out, interesting pitchers. (EDIT: Also, this is a four game series and I am a forgetful idiot.)

If you're wondering, a final round-up of the draft will be coming later this afternoon with links, final thoughts, etc.