I went over the options to replace James McDonald yesterday, and noted that Gomez and Andy Oliver seemed to be the best bets. Gomez definitely made a strong case for himself last night, although it was against the Mariners. Then again, Sunday's start is against the Mets, so it's not like he'll be going up against a difficult lineup. The Pirates will be going up against a difficult pitcher, with Matt Harvey expected to start that game....
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