UPDATE (5:38 p.m. EST) — the Pirates have made a few significant line-up changes. First of all, starting pitcher James McDonald has been scratched from his start and placed on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder stiffness. He will be replaced by right-hander Jeanmar Gomez.
From Jeff Evans of the Mariners … here’s who has actually hit against Gomez.
Also of note … catcher Russell Martin was scratched with a stiff neck. Michael McKenry will replace him.
This will be Kyle Seager’s second time batting No. 3. Wedge decided to go with Justin Smoak in the line-up today over Kendrys Morales with no designated hitter spot. I’m assuming Morales will start at first base tomorrow. Wedge said he’d likely split up the playing time.
Wedge has adjusted the rotation a little for the A’s series this weekend.
|5/10||7:10pm||OAK||Hisashi Iwakuma (RHP) vs.||Dan Straily (RHP)|
|5/11||6:10pm||OAK||Brandon Maurer (RHP) vs.||Jarrod Parker (RHP)|
|5/12||1:10pm||OAK||Joe Saunders (LHP) vs.||Tommy Milone (LHP)|
And check out these photos of PNC …