- Though Buchanan got the win against the Dodgers on Saturday, his skill set isn't particularly enticing. The 25-year old has a career 5.7 K/9IP rate over his minor league stops, with a career 3.98 ERA. In his start Saturday his fastball averaged 91.4 mph, and he threw it about 65 percent of the time, mixing in a changeup and curveball. He's filling in for Cliff Lee while Lee is on the DL - Lee is not expected to have an extended absence.
- Cumpton is the first to get the ball for the Pirates in their attempt to replace Wandy Rodriguez. Cumpton has done two things right in his brief major league tenure - throw strikes (six walks in 43.1 innings) and keep the ball in the park (one homer allowed over that span). Despite throwing a fastball that's average 92.7 mph, he's had 31 strikeouts over that span, though because he's allowed fewer baserunners
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