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Monday, Aug. 29 the Pittsburgh Pirates (48-79) start a three-game road series against the Milwaukee Brewers (48-79) at Miller Park.

The Pirates are coming off of a 5-0 victory over the Phillies in Philadelphia that snapped a seven-game losing streak.

The game will air on AT&T Sportsnet Pittsburgh and 93.7 The Fan and first pitch is scheduled for 8:10 p.m. ET.

Starters

With JT Brubaker being placed on the paternity leave list Saturday, the Pirates have yet to announce a starter for Monday night

The Pirates will have to go up against a tough righty, Corbin Burnes (9-6, 2.84 ERA), last year’s National League Cy Young Award winner. Burnes’ last outing for the Brewers saw him go just 3.2 innings and give up seven earned runs on eight hits against the Dodgers.

Betting Odds

No betting odds have been posted yet, but when we get them we will update ASAP

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not

Who’s Hot: Rodolfo Castro registered yet another multi-hit game Sunday going 2 for 4. Castro is batting .327/.375/.577 in his last 52 at-bats.

Who’s Not: Despite getting an RBI Sunday, Greg Allen has had a rough 15-game stretch for the Pirates, batting .220/.333/.293.

Tidbits:

  • The Pirates’ victory Sunday marked their first shutout road win since Sept. 26, 2021, also against the Phillies.
  • Tucupita Marcano registered six assists in a row from second base on Sunday for the Pirates and had seven in total. He fell two short of tying the MLB record of nine in a game.
  • Since the beginning of August, the Pirates bullpen has allowed just two home runs, the fewest by any National League team. The San Diego Padres are second-lowest with three allowed.

Links

J.T. Brubaker Placed on Paternity Leave; Robert Stevenson Added to 26-Man Roster

Perrotto: Pirates Have Become Baseball’s Punchline

Perrotto: Pirates Second-Half Regression Discouraging (+)

Potanko: Does the Pittsburgh Pirates Front Office Have a Game Plan? (+)

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