The Pirates and Dodgers survived the weather to play a game that will easily eclipse 1:00 AM Eastern time. Tony Armas will face Randy Wolf in this late-nighter. The Bucs are sending out their right-handed "power" lineup, with Bay, Nady and Eldred in the outfield. I'm home for the night, so I'll be doing a semi-live blog of the game. Look for sporadic thoughts throughout the night.
10:59 PM - It's hard to imagine that a 1st inning in which Sanchez, Bay and Eldred all strike out could be productive, but this one was. Aggresive baserunning by Jack and another clutch hit from Nady pushed a run across. Of course, Armas is off to a rocky start in the bottom of the inning.
11:01 PM - Is this a Pony league game, where we let opponents steal at will when there's a runner at third? 2-1 Dodgers.
11:51 PM - And I'm about done with posting for this game. 8-1 Dodgers, John Wasdin in the game. It's time to settle in for a long, long game. Goodnight.