Updates & News
Andrew McCutchen (rib) remains out of the Pirates' starting lineup on Sunday.
Not a surprise here as McCutchen is still dealing with a cracked rib. The Pirates said they wanted to give him a few days to see if they could avoid putting him on the disabled list, so these are those few days. The club will continue to evaluate him on a daily basis, but they should announce a firm decision within a couple of days.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Teams have begun to eye Braves starting pitcher Shelby Miller.
What a shock. Suddenly teams are interested in a 24-year old who is 5-1 with a 1.33 ERA and 43:16 K:BB over 54.0 innings. Never saw that coming. The Braves did a nice job not only acquiring Miller, but also in developing him more. His use of a new cutter is increasing his ground ball rate and he is inducing a lot more weak contact. As a result, strikeouts are up, walks are down and Miller looks like a tremendous asset.Expect teams to make pitches for Miller, but don't expect the Braves to bite. Analysis: Howard Bender