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After failing on another sweep, the Pittsburgh Pirates (54-92) will head to Miami to face the Marlins (62-84) for a three-game set. Wil Crowe (5.97 ERA) will face off against Elieser Hernandez (4.14 ERA). First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m.
Weather: 82 degrees, slight chance of rain
TV/Radio: AT&T Sportsnet, 93.7 The Fan
Line: PITT +145 underdogs, O/U is 7.5 runs
UPDATE (4:47 p.m.) Pirates Lineup
- Ke’Bryan Hayes 3B
- Yoshi Tsutsugo RF
- Bryan Reynolds CF
- Colin Moran 1B
- Jacob Stallings C
- Cole Tucker SS
- Anthony Alford LF
- Hoy Park 2B
- Wil Crowe P
UPDATE (1:39 p.m.) the money line and O/U has changed in the Pirates and Marlins game. The Pirates are now +145 underdogs with the O/U behind 7.5 runs.
UPDATE (1:32 p.m.) It’s looking more and more likely that the Pirates will either have the 3rd or 4th pick in the 2022 MLB Draft. The Pirates are currently tied with the Rangers for 3rd place and find themselves behind the Diamondbacks and Orioles 7.0 games for the first pick.
UPDATE (12:27 p.m.) Last night the Pirates High-A affiliate in Greensboro clinched a playoff berth.
The Grasshoppers are headed to the playoffs!
— Minor League Baseball (@MiLB) September 17, 2021
Pittsburgh Baseball Now Notes
Pirates Prospects Notes
On Thursday, Jason Gindele and Wilbur Miller team up and cover all the action with the Pirates minor league affiliates. To start things off, Jason gives us his prospect player comps. Finally, Wilbur delivers with the prospect watch highlighted by Greensboro’s performance.
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