The Pittsburgh Pirates (4-17) take on the Milwaukee Brewers (11-12) in the first of three games at PNC Park this weekend. The Pirates are sending Chad Kuhl to the mound, while the Brewers are countering with right-hander Adrian Houser. Kuhl had made two starts and two relief appearances this year. He has a 3.21 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP in 14 innings, with an 18:4 SO/BB ratio. Houser will be making his fifth start of the season. He has a 3.27 ERA in 22 innings, with a 1.18 WHIP and an 18:9 SO/BB ratio.
If you missed it from before, the Pirates-Reds postponed games from last weekend have been rescheduled.
Here are the lineups:
— Pirates (@Pirates) August 21, 2020
#Brewers Lineup 08/21/20
1. Eric Sogard 3B
2. Keston Hiura DH
3. Christian Yelich LF
4. Justin Smoak 1B
5. Ben Gamel CF
6. Omar Narvaez C
7. Luis Urias 2B
8. Brock Holt RF
9. Orlando Arcia SS
Starting Pitcher : Adrian Houser
— Daily MLB Lineups (@DailyMLBLineup) August 21, 2020
Here are some history links from today:
This Date: Rick Reuschel gets traded in 1987, the birth date of the single season triples leader and a 20-game winner from a bad season.
Pittsburgh Pirates Seasons: That 20-game winner was Murry Dickson in 1951. This is the story of that season…
Card of the Day: I feel like this wasn’t a coincidence. Today’s Card of the Day is a 1951 Bowman Murry Dickson
1979 Recap: Pirates lose to Bob Knepper, say it isn’t so?