• Garrett Jones missed a rare start against a right-handed pitcher, as Gaby Sanchez manned first base and Andrew Lambo was in right on Tuesday. Jones is fighting through a 1-for-28 slump, and has struck out 13 times in the last 10 games.
Jones pinch-hit in Tuesday's 7-6 loss to the Brewers and flew out in his only at-bat. Sanchez went 1-for-5 and Lambo was 2-for-4 with two runs.
• Marlon Byrd and John Buck were acquired by the Pirates for the veteran experience and savvy they can lend down the stretch, but it's interesting that neither has much first-hand experience playing for a winner. In 22 seasons between them, Buck (2010 Blue Jays) and Byrd (2003-04 Phillies and 2009 Rangers) have spent only four seasons with teams that finished with winning records. Neither has any postseason experience.