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After a comeback victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks (42-84), the Pittsburgh Pirates (45-80) will try and take the series in game two. JT Brubaker (5.49 ERA) will attempt that against Madison Bumgarner (4.06 ERA) first pitch is set for 7:05 p.m
Weather: 88 degrees and sunny at first pitch
TV/Radio: AT&T Sportsnet, 93.7 The Fan
Line: Pirates are slight underdogs at +118, O/U is 8
UPDATE (5:00 p.m.)- Yadier Molina signs a one-year extension with the Cardinals
The Cardinals have agreed to a one-year, $10 million contract extension with Yadier Molina, sources tell The Athletic.
— Katie Woo (@katiejwoo) August 24, 2021
UPDATE (4:29 p.m.)- Bumgarner has a chance to reach some history tonight
Dbacks starter Madison Bumgarner needs to go six innings tonight vs. the Pirates to become the 11th active pitcher to reach 2,000 career innings
— Pittsburgh Baseball Now (@pghbaseballnow) August 24, 2021
UPDATE (2:37 p.m)- Lineup
- Michael Chavis 2B
- Ke’Bryan Hayes 3B
- Bryan Reynolds CF
- Colin Moran 1B
- Jacob Stallings C
- Ben Gamel RF
- Kevin Newman SS
- Anthony Alford LF
- JT Brubaker P
UPDATE (1:12 p.m) Yesterday Pirates prospect Jack Herman won Low-A Southeast Player of the Week honors.
— Minor League Baseball (@MiLB) August 23, 2021
UPDATE (11:38 a.m)- Ke’Bryan Hayes is going to where custom New Balance cleats the entire three game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The cleats will go on auction afterwards and the money made will go to More than Baseball a company made to help empower minor leaguers and help them live a better life.
— Stadium Custom Kicks (@stadiumck) August 23, 2021
UPDATE (10:43 a.m)- With last nights win against the Diamondbacks and having both the Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles lose, the Pirates move 6.0 games back of Baltimore for the first pick, 3.5 back from Arizona for the second pick, and 1.5 games back from Texas for the third overall pick.
Pittsburgh Baseball Now Notes
Pirates Prospects Notes
The dynamic duo of John Dreker and Tim Williams had you covered in all things Pirates minor league teams and players. First, Tim discusses O’Neil Cruz’s return from the IL. Finally, John throws a frozen rope home in the prospect watch in a very slow day of action.
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