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Pirates Preview: One More Matchup With Milwaukee in ’23



Pittsburgh Pirates, jack Suwinski, Connor Joe

The Pittsburgh Pirates (64-75) looked overmatched against the Milwaukee Brewers (77-61) for much of Tuesday night’s game and fell 7-3.

Andre Jackson struggled with control and issued five free passes and the Brewers capitalized off him with a six-run fifth inning.

Connor Joe finally got the Pirates on the board in the bottom of the ninth with a three-run shot to left-center field.

First pitch is set for 12:35 and the game will be aired on AT&T SportsNet.


It’ll be another hot one with sunshine and temperatures around 90 degrees for first pitch. Winds light and variable.

The Pittsburgh Pirates Will Send Out RHP Colin Selby (2-0, 5.79 ERA)

This will be Selby’s first start sine Aug. 29 after his last two outings to begin September came out of the bullpen.

As a starter this year, Selby has thrown a total of four perfect innings in two games and has struck out four batters.

Those numbers are much better than what he’s done as a reliever. In 10.0 innings of relief, Selby has yielded nine runs (8.10 ERA) on 14 hits.

This will be his first time facing the Brewers in his brief career.

The Milwaukee Brewers Will Send Out RHP Freddy Peralta (11-8, 3.85 ERA)

Peralta has been rolling for Milwaukee of late. He’s allowed two runs or less in five-straight starts and six of his last seven.

Dating back to July 26, a span of 7 starts, Peralta is 5-0 and the Brewers have won all seven those starts. He’s posted a miniscule 1.71 ERA over that stretch and has struck out 69 batters in 42.0 innings.

In those seven starts, opponents are slashing just .158/.212/.240 against him.

In his career against the Pirates, Peralta is 2-1 with a 3.03 ERA in 19 appearances, 10 of which were starts.

Brewers Hitters vs. Selby

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Pirates Hitters vs. Peralta

  • Bryan Reynolds: 10 for 22, one double, one triple, one home run, three RBIs, four walks, seven strikeouts
  • Ke’Bryan Hayes: 1 for 10, two RBIs, two strikeouts
  • Andrew McCutchen: 5 for 9, two doubles, one home run, two RBIs, two strikeouts
  • Jack Suwinski: 0 for 6, one walk, two strikeouts
  • Joshua Palacios: 0 for 5, two strikeouts
  • Jason Delay: 0 for 4, three strikeouts
  • Connor Joe, 0 for 3, two strikeouts


  • Joe’s home run was his first long ball since Aug. 7 against the Atlanta Braves at PNC Park.
  • In the loss on Tuesday, Hunter Stratton became the 57th player used by the Pirates this season and the 29th different pitcher. Last year, the Pirates used 68 players and 36 pitchers.
  • This will be the final matchup between the Pirates and Brewers this season. The Pirates are 4-8 against Milwaukee this season.


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