The Pittsburgh Pirates (4-16) are taking on the Cleveland Indians (15-9) in the finale of a three-game series on Thursday night. The Pirates lost 6-1 on Wednesday night. Trevor Williams will be on the mound for the Pirates, while the Indians will counter with right-handed pitcher Shane Bieber. Williams will be making his fifth start. He has a 3.98 ERA in 20.1 innings, with a 1.23 WHIP and 18 strikeouts. Bieber will be making his sixth start. He has a 1.30 ERA in 34.2 innings, with an 0.72 WHIP and 54 strikeouts.
Here are the lineups:
— Pirates (@Pirates) August 20, 2020
#Indians Lineup 08/20/20
1. Cesar Hernandez 2B
2. Jose Ramirez 3B
3. Francisco Lindor SS
4. Carlos Santana 1B
5. Franmil Reyes DH
6. Tyler Naquin RF
7. Domingo Santana LF
8. Beau Taylor C
9. Bradley Zimmer CF
Starting Pitcher : Shane Bieber
— Daily MLB Lineups (@DailyMLBLineup) August 20, 2020
Here’s some history for today:
I updated the Prospect Throwback articles to re-add the photos lost during the site switch. Everything should be good now with photos, but if you see any missing ones, let me know in the comments. The Prospect Throwback articles are my favorite because they combined baseball cards, history and prospects. I have four more team sets still to add from four different years/teams.
Game Rewind: Roman Mejias has a career day at the plate against the San Francisco Giants.
Card of the Day: I did an extra article for fun and it just happened to be about the aforementioned Roman Mejias. Odd how that keeps happening
This Date: The 1981 John Milner trade to the Montreal Expos. Also the date of birth for Hall of Famer Al Lopez, who spent seven seasons with the Pirates.
1979 Recap: Bert Blyleven tangles with the San Francisco Giants and a passed ball ends up being a huge play in the game.