First things first: Joe Kerrigan's coming back for 2010. Best news we'll get this week.
Second: the Pirates have won 19 times in their first 74 road games. They now have to win four of the last seven to avoid 100 losses. They have a least a figher's chance of doing so against the Cubs and Reds this week, but they have to actually go out and play baseball on the road. Kevin Hart and Ryan Dempster take the mound tonight, though if you're not interested in that you can always watch the Tigers and Twins fight for the AL Central at 7:05 tonight.