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ST. LOUIS -- Steven Brault has been compared by some to Mark Buehrle, and if he has anywhere near the major league career Buehrle enjoyed, the Pittsburgh Pirates will be better for it.With Tuesday nights probable starter, Jameson Taillon (right shoulder fatigue), hitting the 15-day disabled list after Pittsburghs 4-2 win Monday over the St. Louis Cardinals, Brault is expected to be called up from Triple-A Indianapolis to make his first big league start when the teams continue their four-game series.Described as a pitch to contact guy by one scouting report, Brault is 2/3 with a 3.00 earned run average over nine minor league starts this year, eight at Indianapolis. Although his fastball tops out at 91 mph, Brault has fanned 49 hitters in 39 innings.Brault fits the profile of the kind of pitcher that has given St. Louis fits at times the last three-plus years -- a crafty left-hander who changes speeds and spins, keeping the opposition off-balance.Jonathon Niese certainly did that Monday, limiting the Cardinals (43-39) to seven hits and a run in 5 2/3 innings as he earned the win. It was the third time on St. Louis nine-game homestand that a starting pitcher with an ERA over 5.00 had limited the club to a run or less while on the bump.I dont know what to make of that, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. Any guy in this league has the potential to put something together. I think we treat them all with the same respect.As Taillon, who was 2-1 with a 3.86 ERA in his first five MLB starts, goes on the shelf, the Pirates (42-41) might be on the verge of welcoming their top starting pitcher back to the fold.Right-hander Gerrit Cole (5-4, 2.77), who went on the 15-day DL June 14 with a right triceps strain, is scheduled to make his first rehab start Tuesday night for Indianapolis. Cole is expected to throw three innings or 50 pitches, according to manager Clint Hurdle.Whats more, Pittsburgh right-hander Ryan Vogelsong (facial fractures), who is on the 60-day DL after being beaned May 23, will pitch a simulated game Tuesday. His battery mate will be none other than catcher Francisco Cervelli (broken left hamate bone), whos been on the 15-day DL since June 11.Even with all the injuries, the Pirates have won five straight and are over .500 for the first time since June 15. 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We just have to get better," Carroll said. Match factsNovember 19, 2016 Start time 0930 local (0730 GMT)Big PictureIf off-field distractions have followed West Indies to Zimbabwe, their performance in their first game of the tri-series did not show it. They brought a largely young, inexperienced squad here but their win on Wednesday suggested depth and quality nonetheless, and they will arrive in Bulawayo a confident group.West Indies three debutants in the first match helped to shape their win, with Shai Hope and Rovman Powell both making 40s before offspinner Ashley Nurse chipped in with three wickets. Nurse has insisted that rankings are not foremost in West Indies game plans, but their current position of ninth in the ICC rankings suggests a serious malaise that needs tackling.With a forward-lking squad and the necessity for general improvement in one-day cricket, its hard to dismiss the feeling that West Indies are focussed on their future. They have already missed out on qualification for the Champions Trophy next year, and if they are to avoid the ignominy of having to play in a qualifying tournament for the 2019 World Cup, they will have to continue to build on performances such as those in their tour opener. This game offers their next opportunity to do just that.The increased pace and menace with which West Indies quicks will operate brings with it myriad dangers for Zimbabwes batsmen. Shannon Gabriel and Jason Holder will not only gain extra lift from a traditionally dull surface, but Bulawayos drier pitches and outfields will also likely bring reverse-swing into the equation, as they did last year when Afghanistans Dawlat Zadran picked up nine wickets at 16.66 in five ODIs at Queens.Dawlats pace and swing meant he was able to strike upfront with the new ball, and then again with the old to help Afghanistan win the series 3-2. The bowling stats from that series offer further clues as to which bowlers might prosper in Bulawayo: Wellington Masakadza, Tendai Chisoro and Amir Hamza - all spinners - were the other leading wicket-takers. Genuine pace, accompanied by spin, will form a potent attack.With both Sri Lanka and West Indies gaining bonus points from their opening wins, Zimbabwe have their work cut out if they are to stop this tri-series becoming a two-horse race.Form guide(last five completed matches, most recent first)Zimbabwe: LLLLLWest Indies: WLLLLIn the spotlightZimbabwe coach Heath Streak called for more energy and aggression from his team after their defeat to Sri Lanka, and one player who normally has both in spades is Sean Williams. This is a player who spanked Zimbabwes fastest Test hundred while seriously ill with the flu earlier this year: he has clearly got the sort of fight Streak is lking for. Williams made starts in both Tests against Sri Lanka, so hes in some nick, and he averages 40 at Queens Sports Club - his home ground. Williams also seems to enjoy batting against West Indies - in two World Cup matches against them he averages 146, with a pair of 70s in 2007 and 2015.Given the advantages of his height and long fingers, Sulieman Benns one-day bowling average of 46.38 is surprisingly high. Benn was part f the squad that lost to Pakistan last month, taking 2 for 158 in the series, and West Indies will want him to improve on those returns in Zimbabwe.dddddddddddd. Benn, 35, is of an age where consistency in performance is vital to continued selection. He should find Bulawayos pitches to his liking, and if he hits rhythm he will help West Indies retain control of the middle overs.Teams newsZimbabwe will probably lk to bring in an extra spinner in these conditions. A debut for Tarisai Musakanda would offer an injection of youthful hunger into the batting, though that would also necessitate a re-shuffle in the batting order.Zimbabwe (possible): 1 Chamu Chibhabha, 2 Brian Chari, 3 Craig Ervine, 4 Sikandar Raza, 5 Sean Williams, 6 PJ Mr(wk), 7 Elton Chigumbura, 8 Graeme Cremer (c), 9 Tendai Chisoro, 10 Carl Mumba, 11 Tinashe Panyangara.With two spinners already in their line-up on Wednesday, and momentum with them following their win, West Indies may well go into this match unchanged.West Indies (possible): 1 Johnson Charles, 2 Kraigg Brathwaite, 3 Evin Lewis, 4 Shai Hope(wk), 5 Jonathan Carter, 6 Rovman Powell, 7 Carlos Brathwaite, 8 Jason Holder (c), 9 Ashley Nurse, 10 Sulieman Benn, 11 Shannon Gabriel.Pitch and conditionsSituated in the drier south of the country, Bulawayo tends to produce flatter pitches with less grass than Harare. Spin will be an important factor in the game, while inclement weather is less likely to feature - though when thunderstorms do brew they can be cataclysmic. Fortunately, Saturday should be sunny and dry.Stats and triviaWest Indies last tour of Zimbabwe was nine years ago, and none of West Indies squad have played at Queens Sports Club before.Zimbabwe have played 45 ODIs against West Indies, losing 35 of those. Their last win against West Indies was in Guyana in 2010, when Zimbabwe clung on to defend 254 and win by two runs.The first List A game to be played at Queens Sports Club in the independent Zimbabwe was between West Indies and Zimbabwe in October 1981. Zimbabwe overcame a young West Indies side containing Desmond Haynes, Faoud Bacchus, Gus Logie, Jeff Dujon, Malcolm Marshall and Wayne Daniel by 53 runs, with Dennis Streak - current coach Heath Streaks father - taking 4 for 45 with his medium pace.QuotesI had a chat with Marlon Samuels [who has been to Zimbabwe before], but apart from that were just pulling out all the data we can possibly find from the analysts in terms of the ground stats and the opposition. But cricket is cricket at the end of the day, you just have to play as you see it, and assess the conditions as quickly as possible.West Indies captain Jason Holder leads a squad with very little experience of Zimbabwean conditionsWe know their batsmen are pretty fearless. We know they like to hit boundaries. Well try and stop that, and starve them of the boundary option to put them under pressure.Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer thinks his teams best chance of putting West Indies under pressure will come from disciplined bowling ' ' '

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