The Pittsburgh Pirates (7-17) take on the Chicago White Sox (17-12) in a quick two-game series. Steven Brault will be on the mound against right-handed pitcher Lucas Giolito. Brault will be making his fifth start. He has also appeared once in relief. He has a 3.00 ERA in 12 innings, with nine strikeouts and a 1.08 WHIP. He has thrown seven innings over his last two appearances without an earned run. Giolito has a 3.89 ERA in 34.2 innings, with a 1.24 WHIP and 45 strikeouts.
Keone Kela, Kevin Newman and Colin Moran are all available today.
Here are the lineups for today:
— Pirates (@Pirates) August 25, 2020
#WhiteSox Lineup 08/25/20
1. Tim Anderson SS
2. Eloy Jimenez LF
3. Jose Abreu 1B
4. Edwin Encarnacion DH
5. Yoan Moncada 3B
6. Luis Robert CF
7. James McCann C
8. Danny Mendick 2B
9. Adam Engel RF
Starting Pitcher : Lucas Giolito
— Daily MLB Lineups (@DailyMLBLineup) August 25, 2020
The Pirates taxi squad for this trip includes Blake Cederlind, Nick Mears, Cody Ponce and Andrew Susac
Here’s some history from today.
This Date – Pirates sign Wilbur Cooper and trade Ted Kluszewski.
Game Rewind – Going back to 1884 when Old Hoss Radbourn put up the best pitching season ever. During the end of the year, the Alleghenys played an exhibition game against Providence, as rival leagues squared off in an obvious mismatch.
1979 Recap – Pirates and Padres play for a very long time.