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PBN Around the Horn: Jerad Eickhoff is Set for his 2022 Pirates Debut



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Wednesday, June 22nd, your Pittsburgh Pirates (28-39) play game three of a four-game series against the Chicago Cubs (25-43). Starting game three for your Pirates will be Jerad Eickhoff (Season Debut), and he will face Keegan Thompson (6-2, 3.27 ERA). First pitch at PNC Park is set for 7:05 p.m.

UPDATE (8:55 p.m.): Jerad Eickhoff set a franchise record tonight

UPDATE (4:09 p.m.) Pirates lineup vs. Cubs

  1. Cruz SS
  2. Reynolds CF
  3. Madris LF
  4. Vogelbach DH
  5. Mitchell RF
  6. Castillo 2B
  7. Perez C
  8. Chang 1B
  9. Park 3B

UPDATE (9:40 a.m.) You’re telling me that Oneil Cruz is faster than Tyreek Hill?! According to the math, Cruz’s 31.5 feet per second sprint speed is faster than Hill’s 31.4 feet per second.

Weather: 83 degrees and a 40% chance of rain at first pitch
TV/Radio: AT&T Sportsnet, KDKA Radio 
Money Line: PIT +105, O/U of 9 runs 

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