The Pittsburgh Pirates (4-13) take on the Cincinnati Reds (8-11) in game two of a four-game series at Great American Ball Park tonight. The Pirates won 9-6 on Thursday night in the opener. Chad Kuhl will be on the mound tonight, taking on right-handed pitcher Sonny Gray, who will be making his fifth start. Gray has a 2.25 ERA, an 0.92 WHIP and 35 strikeouts in 24 innings. Kuhl is making his second start and fourth overall appearance. He has given up two runs over nine innings so far this season.
If you missed it from earlier, the Pirates have a crazy travel schedule (especially compared to Cardinals) to make up the three postponed games from earlier this week.
Here are the lineups:
— Pirates (@Pirates) August 14, 2020
#Reds Lineup 08/14/20
1. Shogo Akiyama LF
2. Nick Castellanos RF
3. Joey Votto 1B
4. Jesse Winker DH
5. Nick Senzel CF
6. Josh VanMeter 2B
7. Freddy Galvis SS
8. Tucker Barnhart C
9. Kyle Farmer 3B
Starting Pitcher : Sonny Gray
— Daily MLB Lineups (@DailyMLBLineup) August 14, 2020
Here is today’s history:
This Date – All about first basemen
1979 recap – Pirates score seven runs over the first two innings against the Padres
Game Rewind – a milestone home run from Pops
Card of the Day – Added an extra Willie Stargell post today because why not?