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After a loss on Monday, the Pittsburgh Pirates (56-94) will attempt to force a Wednesday rubber match against the Cinncinati Reds (78-73). To try and get the win will be Mitch Keller (6.14 ERA), and he will face Tyler Mahle (3.59 ERA). The first pitch is scheduled for 6:40 p.m.
Weather: 75 degrees, 40% chance of rain
TV/Radio: AT&T Sportsnet, 93.7 The Fan
Line: PITT +165 underdogs, O/U is 9 runs
UPDATE (3:13 p.m.) Pirates Lineup
- Ke’Bryan Hayes 3B
- Cole Tucker SS
- Bryan Reynolds CF
- Colin Moran 1B
- Ben Gamel RF
- Anthony Alford LF
- Michael Perez C
- Hoy Park 2B
- Mitch Keller P
UPDATE (2:41 p.m.) The Bradenton Marauders (Pirates Low-A affiliate) will start their playoff series tonight. Adrian Florencio will get the start.
UPDATE (11:48 a.m.) For every home run the Indianapolis Indians (Pirates Triple-A club) hit during the 10 game playoffs, the MiLB will donate $50 dollars to a non profit charity called Indy RBI.
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Pittsburgh Baseball Now Notes
Pirates Prospects Notes
There was a busy day at P2 for John Dreker and Tim Williams on Monday, with both of them providing two articles apiece. Tim gives us the weekly transaction analysis along with a breakdown of Anthony Solometo’s ridiculously deceptive pitching mechanics. John first gives us the news on the corresponding moves for Indianapolis after the promotions, along with the daily prospect watch.
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