Pirates Daily: The End is Upon Us
Wednesday, Oct. 5, the Pittsburgh Pirates (61-100) will face the St Louis Cardinals (93-68) to wrap up the 2022 regular season. The first pitch is expected to be around 4:15 p.m.
The Pirates secured their second-straight 100-loss season Tuesday night after losing 8-7 in extra-innings. The Pirates blew a 7-3 lead at one point.
The season finale will be aired on AT&T Sportsnet PIT, and you can listen on 93.7 The Fan.
Temperatures in Pittsburgh will be around 69 degrees for first pitch and be mostly sunny. Winds are expected to reach five mph and blow northwest.
The Pirates will ironically send out Johan Oviedo (4-3, 3.12 ERA) for the season finale.
Oviedo faced his former club in his last start on Sept. 30 and performed well. Oviedo cruised through six innings and gave up two earned runs on six hits and two walks. If there is one blemish on Oviedo, it is his walk numbers.
The Cardinals have yet to announce their starter.
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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not
Who’s Hot: Six Pirates hitters registered a multi-hit game, but Oneil Cruz smacked three base hits in six at-bats on Wednesday night. It was also Cruz’s 24th birthday, so happy belated birthday to the 6-foot-7 shortstop.
Who’s Not: Tyler Heineman was the only Pirates starter not to register a hit. Heineman went hitless in three at-bats with a walk.
- Bryan Reynolds recorded his 500th career hit in the bottom of the sixth inning with a single off JoJo Romero.
- On Baseball Savant’s new leaderboard page, Oneil Cruz leads all shortstops in average arm strength. Cruz, on average, throws 93.9 mph. The closest to that is Willy Adames from Milwaukee, with an average throw of 89.8 mph.
- The Pirates registered six runs in the third inning on Tuesday. The Pirates haven’t scored that many runs in an inning since Oct. 2, 2021, against the Cincinnati Reds.
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