A friend informed me that Buster Olney, on the Mike & Mike radio show this morning, reports that Doug Melvin said he'll decide about dealing Carlos depending on the outcome of today's game. I'm a bit perplexed by that, since beating the Pirates only says "we don't suck today", not "we're going to be in the Wild Card hunt." I do understand that if we lose today, that's the very end of the rope.
The very end.
It's yet another super-fun new lineup day: Brady Clark's leading off, with Rickie Weeks hurting, Bill Hall returns to #3, Corey Hart is in right, batting 6th, newcomer Tony Graffanino is playing 2nd and batting 7th, and Mike Rivera is keeping our eight-hole from being a vortex of suck.