"I've been at the other end of it in the minor leagues, and you get guys taken away from you.
"It's different here in the big leagues. You can add when you want to add at any notice. When it's hard is when you have to scramble when you have six [healthy] pitchers and three bullpen guys and you don't have starters for two days. That's scrambling. This is [just] part of the job. It's much easier here to fill needs than in the minor leagues."
So the Pirates aren't in "scramble mode."
"We have a guy pitching tonight," Andrews said. "We have a guy pitching every night. You're not taking your setup guy and having him start and having to pitch three innings and trying to get through nine. We have a full complement of pitchers."
Taubenheim, claimed off waivers from Toronto in December, hadn't started a major league game since June 23, 2007.
"He's not a big strikeout guy," Pirates manager John Russell said. "He's a guy who can force contact and, hopefully, get it on the ground. That's what he's going to have to do -- keep the ball down in the zone."
Taubenheim didn't keep the ball down at the beginning of a game whose start was delayed 42 minutes by rain.
B.J. Upton dropped his first pitch into center for a single. Carl Crawford lined his second pitch into center for another single that sent Upton to third. On Taubenheim's third pitch, Crawford stole second. And on the fourth, Evan Longoria lifted a sacrifice fly to center that scored Upton and moved Crawford to third.
Taubenheim kept Crawford at third by striking out Eric Hinske and Carlos Pena.
Tampa Bay starter Edwin Jackson took the mound having not pitched since last Saturday. He served a five-game suspension for his part in the Rays/Boston Red Sox brawl at Fenway Park June 5.
Jackson retired the Pirates in order in the first, but didn't fare as well in the second when they tied the game.
Ryan Doumit walked on a 3-2 pitch. Xavier Nady doubled to right-center field, moving Doumit to third. Adam LaRoche grounded sharply to shortstop Jason Barlett behind second base, and Doumit scored.
The Pirates had a chance to take the lead after Jose Bautista's single off Longoria's glove put runners on the corners. Jack Wilson, who had five hits in his previous six at-bats, bounced into a double play.
None other than Taubenheim gave Taubenheim the lead in the fifth.
Bautista opened with a double off the center-field wall and eased to third on Wilson's fly to right. Taubenheim, 1 for 4 in his career as a hitter as he stepped in, drove a 3-1 pitch into left field for double, netting his first major league RBI.
The Rays promptly tied the game again in similar fashion.
Hinske drove a leadoff double into the left-field corner, then took third on Pena's fly to right. Hinske scored on Dioner Navarro's single to center.
Taubenheim, though, ended the damage there and finished with a quality start. His control was a bit spotty, though. Of his 101 pitches, only 52 were strikes.
One other note about Taubenheim's performance?
He walked Jackson on four pitches in the third. That was the fourth time a Pirate pitcher walked his American League counterpart in the past four games.