Apparently, the Pirates still have to take the field tonight, even after yesterday's trade. Allegedly, they played last night and lost. John Van Benschoten starts tonight, putting the Padres awful offense to the true test, while Steve Pearce is in Pittsburgh and batting sixth tonight. I kind of imagine that the team is very distracted right now and curious who's on their way out the door next, so it seems kind of likely that we might be about to enter an ugly stretch of baseball. I guess that's all relative when you consider the last sixteen years for the Pirates.