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PBN Around the Horn: Pirates Set to Play Four Against the Cubs in Wrigley

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After your Pittsburgh Pirates (48-85) got swept by the White Sox, they will stay in Chicago to face the Cubs (59-75) in a four-game series. To start game one, Mitch Keller (6.75 ERA) will face Keegan Thompson (3.09 ERA). First pitch is 8:05.

Weather: 72 degrees and cloudy
TV/Radio: AT&T Sportsnet, 93.7 The Fan
Line: Pirates are +125 underdogs, O/U is 8.5 runs

UPDATE (4:54 p.m.)- Pirates Lineup

  1. Cole Tucker SS
  2. Ben Gamel RF
  3. Bryan Reynolds CF
  4. Colin Moran 1B
  5. Jacob Stallings C
  6. Wilmer Difo 2B
  7. Anthony Alford LF
  8. Phillip Evans 3B
  9. Mitch Keller P

UPDATE (2:44 p.m)- Former Pirate Keon Broxton is expected to sign a minor league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers

UPDATE (1:24 p.m) Former Pirate shortstop and one of the best defensive shortstops in team history, Jack Wilson has been named to team USA’s U-18 team as an assistant coach. (per his Instagram account)

UPDATE (1:00 p.m) The Pirates have broken the record for most consecutive games without a passed ball. The record now stands at 175 games. The previous record was held by the Montreal Expos from 1978-79

UPDATE (12:57 p.m)- The Pirates find themselves fighting with the Rangers and are still 1 game back of the 3rd overall pick in the 2022 MLB Draft. No other changes happened, both Baltimore and Arizona lost on Wednesday.

Pittsburgh Baseball Now Notes

WATCH: Nick Gonzales walk-off home run on Monday

50th anniversary for the first-ever all-Black/Latino lineup in AL/NL history

Pirates recall Max Kranick and select Shelby Miller’s contract

Pirates injury notes including Henry Davis and Ke’Bryan Hayes

Max Kranick’s one mistake costs the Pirates a victory Wednesday

Pirates Prospects Notes

John Dreker covered today’s minor league affiliate games. Out of all the games, most fans were probably glued to watching the return of Roansy Contreras. John had Contreras covered along with the rest of the performances in the prospect watch.

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