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Pirates Preview: Broke the Losing Streak, so What’s Next?




The Pittsburgh Pirates (35-40) won for the first time in a long time after beating the Miami Marlins 3-1 at loanDepot park.

The Pirates squeaked out the win over the Marlins (43-34) thanks to eight stellar innings from Luis Ortiz and three times on base from Henry Davis.

Nick Gonzales made his major league debut in the contest. He went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts but flashed some leather at second base.

The win on Friday snapped a 10-game losing streak for the Pirates, their longest skid of the season.

First pitch at loanDepot Park is scheduled for 4:10. The broadcast will be back on AT&T Sportsnet.


loanDepot park is a dome, so no worries about the weather for this series.

The Pirates will send out RHP Osvaldo Bido (0-1, 3.60 ERA)

For the first time in his brief major league career, Bido will face a team other than the Chicago Cubs in what will be the third start of his career.

Bido debuted against the Cubs at Wrigley Field, where he allowed one run in four innings. He then faced Chicago at PNC Park and went six innings while allowing three runs.

The 27-year-old right-hander is still looking for his first big league win.

The Marlins will send out RHP Bryan Hoeing (1-1, 2.70 ERA)

This is Hoeing’s second year as a big league pitcher and it appears he will be more or less an opener.

In his last appearance, the righty went 4.0 innings against Toronto and didn’t allow a run on three hits while striking out five.

This will be the fourth time this year that Hoeing toed the rubber to start the game.

Marlins Hitters vs. Bido

  • No current Marlin has faced Bido

Pirates Hitters vs. Hoeing

  • Andrew McCutchen: 0 for 1


  • Nick Gonzales made his big league debut against the Marlins on Friday. He went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts.
  • The Pirates snapped their 10-game losing streak and are now 5.5 games out of first place.
  • Henry Davis earned his first multi-hit game of his career against Miami. He went 2 for 3 with a walk in his first win as a big leaguer.


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