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PBN Around the Horn: Quintana Set to Face His Old Club in Game Two

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Friday, April 22nd, your Pittsburgh Pirates (6-7) play game two of a four-game series against the Chicago Cubs (6-7). Jose Quintana (0-1, 3.86 ERA) will face his former club, and his opponent will be fellow lefty Drew Smyly (1-0, 0.00 ERA. First pitch in Chicago is set for 2:20 p.m.

UPDATE: (5:54 p.m.) Pirates Lineup 4/22 vs. Cubs

UPDATE (3:30 p.m.) 

The Cubs have released their lineup for tonight’s tilt against the Pirates

UPDATE (2:54 p.m.) The league as a whole is batting .231. Alex Fast points out that it’s the lowest in the history of baseball dating back to 1871. The Pirates as a whole are batting 14 points above league average at .245.

UPDATE (1:07 p.m.) The Pirates and Cubs have an O/U line posted. As it stands, the O/U is at 7.5 runs. The Pirates are also +152 underdogs now.

UPDATE (11:55 a.m.) The Pirates and Cubs game has been moved to 8:05 p.m. eastern, 7:05 CT. Due to the forecasted rain.

UPDATE (11:15 a.m.) Every single Pirates victory has had to be a come from behind win. One of the crazier stats Jason Mackey provided all of us. The Pirates have come back from 3-0 deficits four times in their first 13 games. The last club to do it was the 1937 Detroit Tigers.

UPDATE (10:56 a.m.) The Pirates made history last night with their bullpen. Did anyone have this one on their bingo cards?!

Weather: 90% chance of rain until 10 p.m. central time
TV/Radio: AT&T Sportsnet, KDKA Radio
Money Line: PITT +152 underdogs, O/U 7.5

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