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Pirates Preview: At the Finish Line With Game No. 162

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Andre Jackson, Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates (75-86) were defeated 7-3 by the Miami Marlins (84-76) on Saturday and have dropped the first two games of their final series of the year.

For the Marlins, they clinched a postseason birth with the win and celebrated accordingly at PNC Park on the field and in the visitors’ clubhouse.

The Pirates will look to salvage the series on Sunday afternoon and end the 2023 regular season with a victory.

First pitch is set for 3:05 ET and the game will be aired on AT&T SportsNet.

Weather

One more taste of summer to end the regular season. Sunny skies and temperatures of nearly 80 degrees in Pittsburgh. Winds light and variable.

The Pittsburgh Pirates Will Send Out RHP Andre Jackson (1-3, 5.34 ERA)

Jackson started out strong in his Pirates’ tenure, but the 27-year-old has fallen on hard times of late.

In five appearances (three starts) in September, Jackson is 0-2 and has posted a 7.80 ERA after allowing 13 earned runs in 15.0 innings.

Control has been the biggest issue for the right-hander as evident by his 11 walks issues this month. He’s held opponents to a .218 batting average against.

This will be Jackson’s first time facing Miami.

The Miami Marlins Have Yet to Announce a Starter

Marlins Hitters vs. Jackson

  • Garrett Hampson: 1 for 3

Tidbits

  • With an RBI single in the eighth inning on Saturday night, Bryan Reynolds extended his on-base streak to 28 games. He’s one shy of tying Jason Bay’s 29-game streak for the longest by a Pirates’ player since 2005.
  • With one game to go on the schedule, the Pittsburgh Pirates have improved by 13 wins from a year ago.
  • From all of us at PBN, thank you for following along all season. Stay tuned for plenty of coverage throughout the offseason!

Links

Perrotto: Hard to Quibble with BBWAA’s Pirates Awards

Palacios, Pirates Want to Flip Script After Watching Another Team Clinch Playoffs

Hayes, Keller, McCutchen Take Home Pirates Team Awards

PiratesFest Will Return For First Time in Five Years

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