INDIANAPOLIS - Neal Huntington said last Sunday that if the Pirates need to turn to a starter in Indianapolis, they'd be picking from Steven Brault or Drew Hutchison. He said that Clay Holmes and Tyler Eppler weren't quite ready yet. Of course, if Holmes keeps pitching the way he did in his start on Tuesday, he could shoot to the top of that list as the best option out of Indianapolis.

Holmes had one of his best starts of the year, giving up two runs on seven hits in seven innings, with no walks and eight strikeouts. The hits weren't hard hits at all, and the runs were more a result of good sequencing. His sinker was on, sitting in the mid-90s, and while it wasn't topping out at the upper 90s speeds he's shown this year, it was just as effective in the 93-96 range. The cutter was also o...

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