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PBN Around the Horn: Can Steven Brault Bounce Back From Last Start?

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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.

UPDATE (1:16 p.m) Pirates outfield prospect Jack Herman has won Low-A Southeast’s Player of the Month for August!

UPDATE (12:18 p.m.)- Cubs’ manager David Ross and president of baseball Ops. tested positive for COVID; Andy Greene to manage against Pirates

UPDATE (12:01 p.m) Lineup

  1. Cole Tucker SS
  2. Ben Gamel RF
  3. Bryan Reynolds CF
  4. Colin Moran 1B
  5. Kevin Newman 2B
  6. Michael Perez C
  7. Anthony Alford LF
  8. Hoy Park 3B
  9. 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

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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