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PBN Around the Horn: Zach Thompson Needs to Step Up & Stop Pirates Skid



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Friday, April 29th, your Pittsburgh Pirates (8-11) start a three-game series against the San Diego Padres (13-7). Zach Thompson (0-2 10.80 ERA) will try and stop the Pirates losing streak and will face Yu Darvis (1-1, 4.43 ERA). First pitch at PNC Park is set for 6:35 p.m.

UPDATE (3:00 p.m.) It’s another Bucs and Pucks night in Pittsburgh. The Penguins final game of the regular season will be on the main AT&T channel, the Pirates will be on the alternate PIT2 channel. Here’s the channel guide.

UPDATE (2:48 p.m.) The Pirates have posted their lineup vs. the Padres.

UPDATE (10:53 a.m.) Trevor Bauer gave Oneil Cruz $2,500 for Cruz’s walk off home run. Below is the home run that Cruz hit.

Weather: 62 degrees and sunny at first pitch 
TV/Radio: AT&T Sportsnet, KDKA Radio
Money Line: PITT +150 underdogs, O/U 7.5 runs 

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