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Pirates Preview: Quinn Priester Seeking Better Results Out West



Quinn Priester, Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates dropped a 7-5 contest to the Milwaukee Brewers at PNC Park on Thursday afternoon, resulting in a four-game series sweep.

The Pirates (13-13) had a one-run lead in the eighth inning but Gary Sánchez hit a pinch-hit two-run home run off of Aroldis Chapman to give the Brewers the lead and ultimately the win.

Pittsburgh will look to put a tough loss behind them with a Friday night matchup with the San Francisco Giants (12-14) at Oracle Park.

Friday night’s first pitch is scheduled for 10:15 ET and the game will be aired on SportsNet Pittsburgh.


Partly sunny skies with howling winds WNW at 23 mph. Temperature of 59 degrees at first pitch.

The Pittsburgh Pirates Will Send Out RHP Quinn Priester (0-1, 8.31 ERA)

Priester was originally slated to start Wednesday’s game against the Brewers but the Pirates pushed him back a couple days to give the rotation a bit of a breather.

The right-hander made his season debut against the Boston Red Sox on on Friday and was charged with four earned runs on a trio of home runs in 4.1 innings pitched.

Prior to being recalled, Priester was 1-1 with a 3-95 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 13.2 innings pitched across three starts at Triple-A Indianapolis.

This will be the 2019 first-rounder’s first time facing the Giants and his sixth appearance pitching on the road.

The San Francisco Giants Will Send Out LHP Kyle Harrison (2-1, 5.00 ERA)

Harrison has had somewhat inconsistent results through his first five starts of the season and wasn’t abel to work deep into the game in his last outing.

Against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Harrison allowed three runs in four innings and needed 74 pitches to do so.

The left-hander has excellent control with five walks allowed in 27 innings but has already surrendered five home runs on the year.

In his career, Harrison has pitched much better at home (3.56 ERA) than on the road (5.46 ERA). He’s never faced the Pirates.

Giants Hitters vs. Priester

  • Jorge Soler: 2 for 2, one double

Pirates Hitters vs. Harrison

  • N/A


  • The Pirates suffered their first loss of the season when scoring at least four runs in a game. They had been 11-0 up to Thursday’s loss.
  • Oneil Cruz went 1 for 2 with a double and pair of walks on Thursday and extended his hitting streak to four games in the process. He’s reached base safely in six-straight games.
  • Jack Suwinski has five home runs in eight career games against the Giants. He hit three in one game, one of which was a walk-off, on Father’s Day in 2022.


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