Jeanmar Gomez’s start last night appears to have bought him an additional start. Michael Sanserino reports that the right-hander will also get the start on Sunday.
Jeanmar Gomez will start Sunday. #Pirates
— Michael Sanserino (@msanserino) May 8, 2013
I went over the options to replace James McDonald yesterday, and noted that Gomez and Andy Oliver seemed to be the best bets. Gomez definitely made a strong case for himself last night, although it was against the Mariners. Then again, Sunday’s start is against the Mets, so it’s not like he’ll be going up against a difficult lineup. The Pirates will be going up against a difficult pitcher, with Matt Harvey expected to start that game.