Live Game Discussion: Pirates vs Reds, 7:25 PM, Game Two

The Pittsburgh Pirates (11-25) take on the Cincinnati Reds (17-21) in game two of a doubleheader on Friday night. The Pirates lost game one by a 4-2 score. Cody Ponce will be on the mound for the Pirates in game two, going up against right-hander Trevor Bauer. Ponce threw 5.2 shutout innings in his only big league start back on August 27th. Bauer has made six starts this season. He has a 2.13 ERA in 38 innings, with 54 strikeouts and an outstanding 0.79 WHIP.

Here are the lineups



Here are the history links from today.  They include the This Date in Pittsburgh Pirates History article, the 1979 Season Recap, and the Game Rewind article, which features a big doubleheader from Hall of Famers Fred Clarke and Honus Wagner 119 years ago today.

Ke’Bryan Hayes gets his fourth big league start tonight. We still have his bundle pack on sale for 10% off. We also 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.

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!