Live Game Discussion: Pirates vs Cubs, 7:05 PM, Ke’Bryan Hayes Debuts

The Pittsburgh Pirates (10-22) are at home for three games against the Chicago Cubs (20-14), beginning tonight at 7:05 PM. Tonight marks the Major League debut of top prospect Ke’Bryan Hayes. He’s starting at third base and batting seventh. The Pirates are sending out Chad Kuhl, who will match up with lefty veteran Jon Lester. Kuhl has made four starts and two relief appearances this season. He has a 2.52 ERA in 25 innings, with 20 strikeouts and a 1.08 WHIP. Lester will be making his seventh start of the year. He has a 4.55 ERA in 31.2 innings, with 22 strikeouts and a 1.20 WHIP.

Pirates Recall Ke’Bryan Hayes

Here are the lineups



Here are the history links from today. Pirates sell Grant Jackson, so we brought him back in style. Also, Kent Tekulve plays some left field.

The 2020 Prospect Guide returns to print for our tenth anniversary! This year we are releasing three variant covers, featuring Mitch Keller, Ke’Bryan Hayes, and Oneil Cruz. Visit our shop page to order these extremely limited items!

We have Ke’Bryan Hayes baseball cards available in our Cardboard Bucs shop. They’re priced to sell too, all $1-$2 each with quantities available.