The Pittsburgh Pirates (7-18) are taking on the Chicago White Sox (18-12) in the second game of a two-game series. The Pirates got no-hit last night, in case you somehow missed that. Trevor Williams is on the mound this afternoon against left-handed pitcher Dallas Keuchel. Williams has made five starts, going 24.1 innings, with a 3.70 ERA, a 1.36 WHIP and 23 strikeouts. Keuchel will be making his seventh start. He has a 2.65 ERA in 37.1 innings, with 19 strikeouts and a 1.02 WHIP.
Cody Ponce is going to get a start in tomorrow’s doubleheader in St Louis. Here’s some other news from today:
Kyle Crick threw a live BP today. From a health perspective, Pirates say he's in a good spot.
Joe Musgrove is going to throw a simulated game soon.
Jameson Taillon is going to throw his first live BP in Altoona too. Nice milestone for him.
— Mike Persak (@MikeDPersak) August 26, 2020
Here are the lineups:
— Pirates (@Pirates) August 26, 2020
#WhiteSox Lineup 08/26/20
1. Tim Anderson SS
2. Yoan Moncada 3B
3. Yasmani Grandal C
4. Jose Abreu 1B
5. Eloy Jimenez LF
6. Edwin Encarnacion DH
7. Luis Robert CF
8. Nomar Mazara RF
9. Danny Mendick 2B
Starting Pitcher : Dallas Keuchel
— Daily MLB Lineups (@DailyMLBLineup) August 26, 2020
Here’s some history from today:
This Date – the Jason Bay-Oliver Perez/Brian Giles trade.
Card of the Day – My favorite Bruce Kison card
1979 Recap – Kison had himself quite a day against the San Diego Padres
Game Rewind – August 26, 1926 (not new today, but it is from this date)