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PBN Around the Horn: Introducing the Pittsburgh Baseball Now Notebook



Welcome to our new daily feature, the PBN Notebook. Here you’ll find news and notes from across Major League Baseball, your Pittsburgh Pirates, and around the network.


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There is a slight chance of rain (40-50%) from now up until after 8 PM. Bring your umbrella and a poncho just in case!

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**Here’s the Pirates lineup for tonight’s Game 2 against St. Louis-

Hoy Park  SS

Ke’Bryan Hayes 3B

Bryan Reynolds CF

Colin Moran 1B

Rodolfo Castro 2B

Gregory Polanco RF

Anthony Alford  LF

Michael Perez C

Wil Crowe  SP

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**Pirates INF/OF Hoy Park was the big piece in the Clay Holmes trade but the other player acquired by Ben Cherrington is performing pretty well in the minors.

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**History was made last night in MLB and it’s a sign of baseball in 2021.

UPDATE (8:19 a.m.) 

Pirates top prospect Nick Gonzales remains hot at the plate as he hits another home run last night.

UPDATE (8:10 a.m.)

The game was bad, but this home run from Hoy Park (his first in the Majors) was good.

In case you missed it, here’s the Pittsburgh Baseball Now mission statement. We’re excited to be here talking Bucco baseball with you all.

Your Pittsburgh Pirates continue their brief three-game homestand against the St. Louis Cardinals before hitting the road again to face the Brew Crew in Milwaukee.

Game two against the hated Cardinals will feature Wil Crowe (Pirates) and the 2,457,589-year-old Adam Wainwright. (I may be off a year or two.) The Pirates have a 41-72 record, while the Cardinals are exactly .500 at 56-56. First pitch is 7:05. You can listen on 93.7 The Fan or watch on AT&T Sportsnet.

The Gamblin’ Man  

For any of you that enjoy gambling, your Pirates are +148 underdogs with an over/under of 9. (If it were me, I’d take the over, but I’m not much of a gambler).


Thanks to the handy dandy weather app, we will see a chance of rain all the way up until 5 PM. By game time, it should be around 86 degrees and should have clear skies for potential cannonballs.

Pittsburgh Baseball Now Notes

Last Night the Pirates fell 4-1 in the series opener against the Cards. Check out the recap here.

Also yesterday, Erik Gonzalez was outrighted, and Cobra Ka’ai Tom started his rehab assignment

Pirates Minor League News 

The esteemed crew of Tim Williams, John Dreker, and Wilbur Miller have you covered with their insight and analysis. 

Here is the recap of the Minor League games last night.

Here you can find the top ten performers both on the mound and at the plate

For all you rankers, shakers, and all-around cool cats, here is Tim Williams’s new 20-80 grade ranking system.

All Around the Network

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Pittsburgh Sports Now: Narduzzi looking for more physicality 

WVU Sports Now: Neal Brown is looking forward to padded practices as training camp heats up

Nittany Sports Now: Taquan Roberson honing his skills as the #1 backup to Sean Clifford

Pittsburgh Golf Now: U.S. Amateur coverage from Oakmont

Pittsburgh Soccer Now: Pittsburgh City United owner seeks community support citing clubs cause related initiatives

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