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PBN Around the Horn: Can the Pirates Split the White Sox Series?

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After dropping the first game of a two-game set, the Pittsburgh Pirates (48-84) will try and split the series against the tough Chicago White Sox (77-56). Max Kranick (7.20 ERA) is expected to get the start and go up against Carlos Rondon (2.43 ERA). First pitch is 8:10 p.m 

Weather: 72 degrees and sunny 
TV/Radio: AT&T Sportsnet, 93.7 The Fan
Line: +260 underdogs, O/U is 9 runs 

UPDATE (4:48 p.m.)- Pirates Lineup

  1. Cole Tucker RF
  2. Kevin Newman SS
  3. Bryan Reynolds CF
  4. Colin Moran 1B
  5. Jacob Stallings C
  6. Yoshi Tsutsugo DH
  7. Wilmer Difo 2B
  8. Anthony Alford LF
  9. Hoy Park 3B

UPDATE (2:13 p.m.)- The White Sox have released Kyle Crick

UPDATE (11:50 a.m) Pirates prospect Bligh Madris has had an extremly solid month of August. He finished with a .913 OPS, hit for 11 extra base hits (4 home runs, 7 doubles), and a slash line of .261/.376/.536. Even though Madris isn’t considered a “top prospect” he is indeed well on his way to the majors.

UPDATE (11:35 a.m) After the Orioles and Rangers won last night, the Pirates move up a little bit in the 2022 MLB Draft race. The Pirates are now 6.5 games back of the O’s, 5 Games back of the Diamondbacks, and 1 game back of the Rangers.

Pittsburgh Baseball Now Notes

Shelby Miller expected to get the call-up

Pirates expected to call up Hoy Park and Phillip Evans

Pirates promote Diego Castillo to Triple-A

Pirates place Michael Chavis on IL

Gregory Polanco signs with Toronto

Pirates lose 4-2 against the White Sox on Tuesday

Pirates Prospects Notes

Tim Williams and Wilbur Miller grace us with their presence yet again and give us the quality journalism we need! First, Tim gives us the long-awaited top-30 prospect rankings. We then have Wilbur send us home in walk-off fashion with the prospect watch highlighted by yet another Nick Gonzales highlight. 

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