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PBN Around the Horn: Mitch Keller Starts in St. Louis and More

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Welcome to the PBN Around the Horn. Here you’ll find news and notes from across Major League Baseball, your Pittsburgh Pirates, and around the Sports Now network.

After a well-needed off day, your Pittsburgh Pirates (42-79) are set to take on the hated St. Louis Cardinals (62-58) for a three-game set. The Pirates are looking to end a five game losing streak. Game one will have Mitch Keller (6.86 ERA) vs. Miles Mikolas (2.25 ERA) first pitch is set for 8:15 p.m EST.

Weather: 82 degrees and partly cloudy 
TV/Radio: AT&T Sportsnet/93.7 The Fan 
Line: Buccos are +165 underdogs with an O/U of 3.5 

UPDATE (4:06 p.m.) – Pirates Lineup

  1. Ben Gamel LF
  2. Ke’Bryan Hayes 3B
  3. Bryan Reynolds CF
  4. Colin Moran 1B
  5. Jacob Stallings C
  6. Gregory Polanco RF
  7. Rodolfo Castro 2B
  8. Hoy Park SS
  9. Mitch Keller P

Pittsburgh Baseball Now Notes

The Pirates have 5 top 100 prospects, according to MLB Pipeline.

Could the Pirates end up with the 2022 first overall pick?

Cody Ponce optioned Nogowski and Tom clear waivers.

Pirates Prospects Notes

The combination of Tim Williams and Wilbur Miller had you guys covered in Pirates prospect analysis. First, Tim broke down Matt Fraizer’s swing and how it has changed. Wilbur detailed all of the minor league affiliate games in the prospect watch, including Lonnie White Jr.’s debut!

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Pittsburgh Soccer Now: Pitt women’s soccer wins 4-0

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