The Pirates start a west coast road trip today in San Diego, which is great news for me since I get to watch the games at a normal time. Ten games in ten days on the road is tough, but the Pirates are playing the three NL West teams that aren't projected to make the playoffs and they dominated the NL West last year.
Liriano is taking the hill for the Pirates today, facing off against Colin Rea, a guy I haven't heard of before. It will be interesting to see how Liriano fares after having his last start skipped, but it seems like his injury was minor and he should bounce right back here. The Padres lineup should be a nice one to ease him back into things.
First pitch is at 10:10pm EDT (7:10pm PDT). Let's go Bucs!