Gonzalez confirmed that Banuelos will start Sunday in Washington, but will be limited to about 70-75 pitches, per MLB.com.
Banuelos performed well during a three-week stint in July before going down. But he allowed three runs on six hits in just 2 2/3 innings Tuesday against Miami.Analysis:
"We’ve been talking about a day off for the past four or five days," Hurdle said, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "Last night, we decided today would be a good day off."
Hurdle added, however, he is only expecting McCutchen to miss one game. He said McCutchen will be in the lineup Friday unless he "misses the flight."
McCutchen is batting .382 (21 for 55) with two home runs, five doubles, eight RBI, eight runs, eight walks, 10 strikeouts and one stolen base in his last 15 games.Analysis:
Murphy suffered the injury Wednesday against the Phillies. He is mired in a 3-for-18 slump in his last six games. However, since Aug. 2, he is still hitting .324 with a .546 slugging percentage and .891 OPS in his last 26 games.Analysis:
Strasburg will miss his scheduled start Friday against the Braves due to a back injury, but he remains on track to make his next start against the Mets, per MASNsports.com.Analysis:
Harper is batting .370 (17 for 46) with one home run, six doubles, five RBI, nine runs, 12 walks, 11 strikeouts and one stolen base in his last 14 games.Analysis:
"We're looking at Chris Heston. Heston will start for us," Evans revealed on KNBR 680-AM on Thursday morning, per CSNBayArea.com. "We're not sure whether the time off held back his best stuff in his last outing, but we're wanting the best of Chris Heston to show up."Analysis:
Harvey experienced dehydration and weakness after his start Wednesday against the Phillies, a team spokesman said. He is expected to make his next start Tuesday against the Nationals.Analysis:
The veteran right-hander finishes the season with a 7-4 record and 4.13 ERA through 15 starts. He totaled 60 strikeouts through 76 1/3 innings.Analysis: