I don't really have a central theme for the night, but have a few thoughts to expand upon today's articles, along with some thoughts on tonight's game.

**Wandy Rodriguez going four innings tonight was big. The rotation looks much better with Rodriguez looking healthy this year. If he can return and look like he did with the Pirates before his injury, that will be a big boost to the rotation. Brandon Cumpton going 4.2 innings was also a positive sign for the depth. There would be a lot of teams that would have Cumpton in their rotation right now, especially with starters dropping like flies around the league.

**The Edinson Volquez Experiment Isn’t Looking Good Right Now. I've said all off-season that the Pirates have earned the chance to trust their scouts and pitching coaches to come...

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