Today's 19 inning game was easily the best win of the year for the Pirates. But the aftermath could lead to some roster shuffling tomorrow, especially with tomorrow's starter, Wandy Rodriguez, going two innings to finish the game.
If the Pirates need a starter, they would have to go to Indianapolis to get one. Kevin Correia pitched multiple innings today. None of the major league starters would be throwing on five day's rest. The only other candidate would be Jared Hughes, but he pitched today when he was supposed to get a day off.
Here are the options in Indianapolis, starting with guys who aren't options.
Jeff Locke - Pitched six innings today.
Chris Leroux - Pitched five innings on Friday.
Rick VandenHurk - Pitched eight innings on Thursday.
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