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PBN Around the Horn: What in the Sam Howard Is Going On Here?!

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Game one didn’t go according to plan, but your Pittsburgh Pirates (57-95) will try and rectify that in game two vs. the Philadelphia Phillies (79-74). Sam Howard (5.80 ERA) of all people will get the start and face Kyle Gibson (3.51 ERA). First pitch is 7:05 p.m.

UPDATE (5:00 p.m.) Pirates Lineup

  1. Ke’Bryan Hayes 3B
  2. Yoshi Tsutsugo RF
  3. Bryan Reynolds CF
  4. Colin Moran 1B
  5. Ben Gamel LF
  6. Kevin Newman 2B
  7. Michael Perez C
  8. Hoy Park SS
  9. Sam Howard P

UPDATE (3:36 p.m.) The Greensboro Grasshoppers evened their playoff series at a game apiece. Quinn Priester pitched 5 solid innings in a 4-2 victory.

UPDATE (12:47 p.m.) The Bradenton Marauders have a chance to win their playoff series tonight with Logan Hofmann on the bump.

Weather: 72 degrees, sunny
TV/Radio: AT&T Sportsnet, 93.7 The Fan
Line: PITT +180 underdog, O/U is 8.5 runs

Pittsburgh Baseball Now Notes

How Has the Offense Fared Since Eckstein’s Departure?

Pirates give up 12 straight runs in 12-6 loss.

Pirates Prospects Notes

Wilbur Miller covered all of the minor league action of Thursday; headlined by a Greensboro game in what felt like the first time in a million years, Wilbur gives us all the note-worthy stats in the prospect watch.

Around the Network

Steelers Now: Mason Rudolph Ranked 6th Best Backup By NFL’s Website. How do you feel about that?

Pittsburgh Sports Now: Pitt misses out on another highly-regarded basketball recruit.

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Hextall and Sullivan Wrap up the first day of training camp.

WVU Sports Now: Week 4 Uniform Reveal for WVU FB. They’re going with the always popular Blue-white-blue combination.

Nittany Sports Now: The Nittany Lions’ next recruiting class is heating up as the team lands a 2023 OT.

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