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After one of the oddest games in recent memory, the Pittsburgh Pirates (48-86) will face the Chicago Cubs (60-75) in game two of a four-game set. Steven Brault (4.57 ERA) will go up against Alec Mills (4.32 ERA). First pitch is 2:20 p.m.
Weather: 75 degrees and cloudy
TV/Radio: AT&T Sportsnet, 93.7 The Fan
Line: Pirates are +124 underdogs, O/U is 8.5 runs
UPDATE (1:53 p.m)- For you betting folks, both the money line and O/U has changed. The Pirates are now +124 underdogs with an O/U of 8.5 runs.
UPDATE (1:23 p.m)- Pirates prospect Nick Gonzales earns High-A honors and takes home the HIgh-A East Player of the Month for August.
#Royals prospect Bobby Witt Jr. and #Pirates prospect Nick Gonzales are among the August Players of the Month. See the full list of winners here.
— Minor League Baseball (@MiLB) September 3, 2021
UPDATE (1:16 p.m) Pirates outfield prospect Jack Herman has won Low-A Southeast’s Player of the Month for August!
Congratulations to Jack Herman (@JHerm__), the Low-A Southeast Player of the Month for August!
Herman led the league in runs (18) and RBI (23) for the month while finishing second with a .326 AVG and 31 hits. pic.twitter.com/Bgg6UuEVuN
— Bradenton Marauders (@The_Marauders) September 3, 2021
UPDATE (12:18 p.m.)- Cubs’ manager David Ross and president of baseball Ops. tested positive for COVID; Andy Greene to manage against Pirates
Cubs manager David Ross and president of baseball of operations Jed Hoyer have tested positive for COVID.
They are feeling good and are quarantining. Both are vaccinated.
— Meghan Montemurro (@M_Montemurro) September 3, 2021
UPDATE (12:01 p.m) Lineup
- Cole Tucker SS
- Ben Gamel RF
- Bryan Reynolds CF
- Colin Moran 1B
- Kevin Newman 2B
- Michael Perez C
- Anthony Alford LF
- Hoy Park 3B
- Steven Brault P
UPDATE (11:42 a.m) Newly promoted prospect Diego Castillo went 4-4 last night with the Pirates Triple-A affiliate in Indianapolis
Diego Castillo's first @DriveToyota Play of the Game performance was one of the best of his career. 💪 pic.twitter.com/uYA0HoE3RJ
— Indianapolis Indians (@indyindians) September 3, 2021
UPDATE (11:28 a.m)- The Pirates moved up a half a game on everybody last night in the 2022 MLB Draft race since the Rangers, Diamondbacks, and Orioles all had off days on Thursday. Pirates are 5.5 back of Baltimore, 3 behind Arizona, and a half game back of the Rangers.
Pittsburgh Baseball Now Notes
Pirates recall Phillip Evans, option Max Kranick to Triple-A
Mitch Keller dominates in a losing fashion against the Cubs
Pirates Prospects Notes
Wilbur Miller pulled double duty yesterday and gave us a plethora of knowledge in doing so. Leading off the day, Wilbur gives us more home and away splits with High-A Greensboro. Finally, Wilbur gives us all the prospect news and notes led by yet another dominant start from Quinn Priester in the prospect watch.
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