• With an off-day following this three-game series, the Pirates have the option of skipping Brandon Cumpton's next turn in the rotation. The staff is considering it, but would not want to send the wrong message. The young righty had the first sour start of his career Saturday, when the Dodgers roughed him up for 11 runs in 3 2/3 innings.
"We didn't bring him up to sit," manager Clint Hurdle said. "We haven't yet nailed anything down, but there's a better chance he's going to pitch [in turn] than not."
• Rather than pitch in a simulated game as originally planned, Stolmy Pimentel (shoulder inflammation) took a turn for the Class A Advanced Bradenton Marauders on Monday, throwing two hitless innings against Clearwater in a Florida State League game. That started the clock on his 30-day Minor League rehab. .
• With his two doubles and a homer on Sunday, Andrew McCutchen was the first to touch Zack Greinke for three extra-base hits in one game since Toronto's Marco Scutaro got to him for three doubles on June 5, 2009 -- in the middle of Greinke's American League Cy Young Award-winning season with the Kansas City Royals.
Arizona's Shawn Green (June 10, 2005) is the only other player to have done it.
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