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After an incredible comeback win on the North Shore, the Pittsburgh Pirates (47-81) will try and steal another one from the St. Louis Cardinals (64-62). The Pirates will send out Dillon Peters (1.86 ERA) to face the former Pirate J.A. Happ (5.88 ERA). First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m
Weather: 82 degrees and partly cloudy
TV/Radio: AT&T Sportsnet, 93.7 The Fan
Line: Pirates are +135 underdogs, O/U is 9 runs
UPDATE (3:53 p.m)- Lineup
- Ben Gamel CF
- Ke’Bryan Hayes 3B
- Michael Chavis 2B
- Colin Moran 1B
- Jacob Stallings C
- Yoshi Tsutsugo RF
- Kevin Newman SS
- Anthony Alford LF
- Dillon Peters P
UPDATE (3:25 p.m)- The Pirates have announced that they will honor the Negro Leagues and wear the Homestead Gray uniforms tonight against the Cardinals.
Tonight we honor the Negro League legacy. pic.twitter.com/pGfa0SRsiy
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) August 27, 2021
UPDATE (1:04 p.m) The Diamondbacks got some bad news on Thursday with their top draft pick Jordan Lawler having to undergo season ending shoulder surgery.
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) August 27, 2021
UPDATE (10:03 a.m)-
For anyone interested in the first overall pick race, the Pirates stay 6.0 games back from the Orioles after two wins in a row for Baltimore. The Pirates are now 3.5 games back of Arizona for the second pick, and 2.5 games back from the third pick from the Texas Rangers.
Pittsburgh Baseball Now Notes
Pirates Prospects Notes
Wilbur Miller had us all covered on all of the Pirates minor league affiliates Thursday. Thursday was highlighted by Osvaldo Bido’s pitching performance for the Altoona Curve. Find out what happened with Bido and the rest of the farm in the prospect watch.
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