Mariners Insider Blog

Tuesday's line-ups, official game notes and a few pictures vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates

5-7 -- updated lineup

UPDATE (5:38 p.m. EST) -- the Pirates have made a few significant line-up changes. First of all, starting pitcher James McDonald has been scratched from his start and placed on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder stiffness. He will be replaced by

right-hander Jeanmar Gomez.

From Jeff Evans of the Mariners ... here's who has actually hit against Gomez.

5-7 -- gomez stuffNot exactly a huge sample size of people to have faced him. And two of those guys aren't in the line-up. Manager Eric Wedge said it's a little too late to go change the line-up based on Gomez.

Also of note ... catcher Russell Martin was scratched with a stiff neck. Michael McKenry will replace him.

This will be Kyle Seager's second time batting No. 3. Wedge decided to go with Justin Smoak in the line-up today over Kendrys Morales with no designated hitter spot. I'm assuming Morales will start at first base tomorrow. Wedge said he'd likely split up the playing time.

Wedge has adjusted the rotation a little for the A's series this weekend.

5/107:10pmOAKHisashi Iwakuma (RHP) vs.Dan Straily (RHP)
5/116:10pmOAKBrandon Maurer (RHP) vs.Jarrod Parker (RHP)
5/121:10pmOAKJoe Saunders (LHP) vs.Tommy Milone (LHP)

And check out these photos of PNC ...