• As part of Tuesday's celebration of Roberto Clemente Day throughout the Majors, Hurdle and the entire team will drop in on Pittsburgh Spring Hill Elementary School in the morning to hand deliver $40,000 worth of school supplies and do a meet-and-greet the students.
• Starling Marte (right-hand bruise) is close enough to being able to swing the bat that, had his lineup spot come up Sunday after he'd entered the game defensively, he would have taken the turn.
• The Pirates have dedicated this season to getting even for a lot of mistreatment the past 20 years -- and the Padres in Pittsburgh rank near the top of that list. Entering this four-game series, the Friars had won 28 of their 38 games in PNC Park, taking every series played between the teams on that field.
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