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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
- Cole Tucker SS
- Ben Gamel RF
- Bryan Reynolds CF
- Colin Moran 1B
- Jacob Stallings C
- Wilmer Difo 2B
- Anthony Alford LF
- Phillip Evans 3B
- 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)
Former Pirate and amazing defensive shortstop, Jack Wilson has been named Team USA’s U-18 assistant coach.
— Pirates Unrestricted (Rodolfo Stan) (@P_Unrestricted) September 2, 2021
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
Congratulations to Jacob Stallings and Michael Pérez!
(Since at least 1901, via @StatsBySTATS)
— Joe Block (@joe_block) September 2, 2021
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
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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