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.
Update (12:26 PM)-
**The Chicago Cubs have placed SP Jake Arrieta on waivers. The 35-year old is 5-11 this season with a 6.88 ERA.
Jake Arrieta has been placed on unconditional release waivers.
— Sahadev Sharma (@sahadevsharma) August 12, 2021
Update (11:29 AM)-
- Park CF
- Hayes 3B
- Stallings C
- Moran 1B
- Difo 2B
- Alford LF
- Polanco RF
- Newman SS
- Brubaker P
Update (10:54 AM)-
Pirates have activated 5th round pick Jackson Glenn, sixth round pick Mike Jarvis, and 20th round pick Brenden Dixon today
— John Dreker (@JohnDreker) August 12, 2021
Update (9:37 AM)-
Endy Rodríguez has hit safely in 28 of his last 32 games for @The_Marauders. He's batting .311 with a .403 OBP during that span. His 77 hits lead all active players in the Low-A Southeast.
— Spenser Smith (@TheSpenserSmith) August 12, 2021
Update (8:35 AM)-
All 10 of Burnes’ strikeouts came on swinging third strikes. https://t.co/d0h4CjQbQp
— Tribune-ReviewSports (@TribSports) August 12, 2021
Update (8:04 AM)-
Adam Wainwright (39 years old) is the oldest pitcher to throw a shutout since a 42-year-old Bartolo Colón did it in 2015.
Wainwright also had 2 hits as a batter. The Pirates had 2 hits in the game as a team. pic.twitter.com/ev9N9jw48S
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 12, 2021
Adam Wainwright (39y 346d) is the oldest pitcher to throw a shutout on 88 pitches or fewer since pitches have been counted (1988).
— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) August 12, 2021
Adam Wainwright's 88 pitches in a shutout are the 2nd-fewest by a @Cardinals pitcher since pitches have been counted starting in 1988. (Bob Tewksberry 8/17/1990, 76 pitches).
— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) August 12, 2021
- Thursday, August 12th, your Pittsburgh Pirates wrap up a three-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Pirates (41-73) will send out J.T Brubaker. The Cardinals (57-56) will send out Wade LeBlanc. The Pirates are looking to avoid the sweep before they hit the road and head to the cheese state, Wisconsin, and face off against the Brewers. First pitch is at 12:35, and you can either listen to the game on 93.7 The Fan or watch it on AT&T Sportsnet.
- The Cardinals have to be licking their chops against Brubaker. In 18.2 innings pitched, Brubaker has allowed 24 hits, 11 earned runs, 4 HR’s, and a WHIP of 1.554. There are two other teams that match a similar line, and those are the Reds and Brewers.
- If you followed my advice on going with the over/under line last game, all I have to say is… OUCH, my bad. The Pirates are +115 underdogs with an O/U of 9 yet again. I’ll refrain from any betting advice (nervous laughter)
- It should be a hot 88 degrees and partly cloudy at first pitch. We should have rain-free weather the entire game. There is no chance of rain until 6 PM.
Pittsburgh Baseball Now Notes
- Last night the Pirates nearly got no-hit and fell 4-0. Check out the recap here.
- Jonathan Mayo Predicted The Pirates 2023 lineup. Click here for what he came up with.
- Click here to learn about Steven Brault and the positive signs he has shown.
Pirates Minor League News
Tim Williams, John Dreker, and Wilbur Miller have got you covered with all things Pirates Minor League affiliate news!
- Want to know what’s going on in the Pirates organization? Check out the recap of all of last night’s games.
- Pirates Prospects with a look at the injury list for the minor league affiliates
- Tim Williams goes in depth on prospect evaluation in part two of his excellent series over at Pirates Prospects.
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