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Your Pittsburgh Pirates (57-94) have forced a rubber match and have a chance to win their 5th series in a row, and they will try it against the Cincinnati Reds (78-74). Derek Shelton said Connor Overton (0.00 ERA) will go against Luis Castillo (4.08 ERA). First pitch is 12:35.
Weather: 61 degrees, 70% chance of rain
TV/Radio: AT&T Sportsnet, 93.7 The Fan
Line: PITT +240 Underdogs, O/U is 8.5 runs
UPDATE (4:33 p.m.) Roansy Contreras will get the ball in Game 1 tonight for Indianapolis
Tonight's starting pitcher for Game 1 of the Triple-A Final Stretch is confirmed. 👀 pic.twitter.com/IdJWKNONHi
— Indianapolis Indians (@indyindians) September 22, 2021
UPDATE (3:30 p.m.) It is being reported that recently released John Nogowski is signing a two-year minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants.
UPDATE (1:44 p.m.) The Reds and manager David Bell have agreed on a two year extension and expect to have the full coaching staff return for the 2022 season.
UPDATE (12:23 p.m.) Today’s Pirates, Red game has been postponed. Make up game is scheduled for Monday at 1:10 p.m.
UPDATE (11:42 a.m.) Less than an hour before first pitch and we have a money line and O/U change. The money line now sits at Pittsburgh +240 underdogs and the O/U is 8.5.
UPDATE (11:26 a.m.) Lineup
- Ke’Bryan Hayes 3B
- Yoshi Tsutsugo RF
- Bryan Reynolds CF
- Colin Moran 1B
- Anthony Alford LF
- Wilmer Difo 2B
- Kevin Newman SS
- Taylor Davis C
- Connor Overton
UPDATE (10:50 a.m.) The money line has been posted along with the O/U. As it stands the Pirates are severe underdogs at +225 with the O/U standing at 8 runs.
Pittsburgh Baseball Now Notes
Pirates Prospects Notes
Wilbur Miller and John Dreker set up a rather busy day at P2 on Tuesday. To lead things off, John gives us the top 10 hitters and pitchers of week 20. Finally, Wilbur delivers on the prospect watch highlighted by a walk-off win!
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