After three days off, the Pittsburgh Pirates (4-14) are back in action tonight at PNC Park to take on the Cleveland Indians (13-9) at 7:05 PM. The Pirates are sending JT Brubaker to the mound for his second start and first appearance in 12 days. He allowed three earned runs over three innings in his first start. Brubaker tossed five shutout innings over two relief appearances prior to getting that start. The Indians are sending out Carlos Carrasco for his fifth start. He has a 3.22 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP over 22.1 innings, with 30 strikeouts.
Here are the lineups:
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Here are some history links on what would have been Roberto Clemente’s 86th birthday.
We updated the Pirates History site to include a section called Clemente Corner. We see the page views, Clemente is the king for the history site, so we put up a section that includes his last ten articles on the site. Two of the articles were posted today.
This Date in Pirates History – Roberto Clemente takes the top spot obviously, but there’s another Hall of Famer born on this date. Burleigh Grimes, who had three stints with the Pirates. This article has more though, with two transactions and another six former player bios.
Card of the Day, part one – A look at the 1977 Topps Rookie Outfielders card featuring Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Tony Armas and future outfielder Steve Kemp, as well as two other players.
Card of the Day, part two – Finally got around to the 1956 Topps Roberto Clemente, my personal favorite card of him.
1979 Recap – Pirates go up against Jerry Reuss, who they traded earlier that season.