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Pirates Preview: Josh Fleming Gets Start Opposite Bryse Wilson



Josh Fleming, Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates earned their second-straight victory over the Milwaukee Brewers by a score of 2-1 on Tuesday night at PNC Park.

Bailey Falter turned in another excellent start for the Pirates (13-11) and Andrew McCutchen led off the bottom of the first with a home run for the second-straight game.

After getting swept in back-to-back series leading up to this four-game set, the Pirates have a chance to get a series win over the Brewers (14-8) on Wednesday night.

Wednesday’s first pitch is the usual 6:40 ET start and the game will be aired on SportsNet Pittsburgh.


Mostly sunny skies with temperatures in the 50s throughout the game. Winds NNW at 8-12 mph.

The Pittsburgh Pirates Will Send Out LHP Josh Fleming (1-0, 1.74 ERA)

Fleming will make his first start with the Pirates after 10 appearances out of the bullpen to begin the season.

The left-hander has fared well during the early portion of the season and has excelled at inducing weak contact and generating ground balls.

Fleming has experience as a starter during his time with the Tampa Bay Rays. 22 of his 55 appearances with his former team came as a starting pitcher. As a starter, Fleming is 8-8 with a 6.10 ERA.

The Brewers are one of seven teams Fleming has yet to face in his career.

The Milwaukee Brewers Will Send Out RHP Bryse Wilson (2-0, 3.29 ERA)

Wilson will get a chance to face his former team. The right-hander pitcher for the Pirates from 2021-22 and went 4-13 with  a 5.37 ERA in the black and gold.

Since joining the Brewers, Wilson has served primarily as a reliever but made one start on Apr. 17 against the San Diego Padres.

Wilson has found success since joining the Brewers and has gone a perfect 8-0 with a 2.69 ERA in 60 appearances. However, he has been susceptible to the long ball this year with three surrendered in 13.2 innings.

Against the Pirates, Wilson has a 2-0 record with a 2.40 ERA in five appearances/two starts.

Brewers Hitters vs. Fleming

  • Gary Sánchez: 2 for 3, one home run, two RBIs
  • Jake Bauers: 1 for 3, one RBI, two strikeouts

Pirates Hitters vs. Wilson

  • Rowdy Tellez: 5 for 13, one double, two home runs, two RBIs
  • Andrew McCutchen: 2 for 11, one walk, two strikeouts
  • Bryan Reynolds: 1 for 3
  • Jared Triolo: 1 for 3, one double, one RBI


  • Andrew McCutchen’s home run on Tuesday was his 100th at PNC Park, the most of any player.
  • Since the second inning of his season debut, Bailey Falter has posted a 1.73 ERA and has held opponents to a .154 batting average.
  • Falter matched a career-high with eight strikeouts on Tuesday and worked into the eighth inning for the first time in his career.


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