The Pittsburgh Pirates (10-23) take on the Chicago Cubs (21-14) in game two of a three-game series at PNC Park on Wednesday night. The Pirates lost 8-7 last night in the debut of top prospect Ke’Bryan Hayes. In tonight’s game, the Pirates will send out Joe Musgrove against right-handed pitcher Kyle Hendricks. Musgrove hasn’t pitched since August 4th. In his first three starts, he had a 6.75 ERA in 14.2 innings, with 17 strikeouts and a 1.77 WHIP. Hendricks will be making his eighth start of the season. He has a 4.09 ERA in 44 innings, with 34 strikeouts and a 1.09 WHIP.
There was news about fall instructional ball.
Don’t forget about the 2020 Prospect Guide, featuring Young Hayes.
Pirates injury updates!
Keone Kela is throwing again, only off flat ground for now, but long toss to 120 feet.
Jameson Taillon schedule to throw another live BP tomorrow.
Mitch Keller scheduled to throw a live BP tomorrow as well.
Yacksel Rios has been throwing long toss.
— Mike Persak (@MikeDPersak) September 2, 2020
The Pirates will honor Roberto Clemente by wearing #21 jerseys during the September 9th game. I personally wish that they picked any other day except Dots Miller’s birthday, but I’m sure that I’m alone in the quiet battle and I’m fine with that.
Here are the lineups:
— Pirates (@Pirates) September 2, 2020
#Cubs Lineup 09/02/20
1. Ian Happ CF
2. Willson Contreras C
3. Anthony Rizzo 1B
4. Javier Baez SS
5. Steven Souza LF
6. Jose Martinez DH
7. Cameron Maybin RF
8. David Bote 3B
9. Nico Hoerner 2B
Starting Pitcher : Kyle Hendricks
— Daily MLB Lineups (@DailyMLBLineup) September 2, 2020
Here are the history links from today. Pirates are 10,554-1 when they outscore their opponents. Today’s Game Rewind is the “1”. Today’s This Date details the trade of Bob Veale to the Boston Red Sox in 1972, so I also did an article on his 1972 Topps card. Plus the 1979 Season Recap continues.
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.