The Pittsburgh Pirates (14-26) take on the Chicago White Sox (26-16) in the second game of a two-game series at PNC Park. The Pirates were walk-off winners last night. JT Brubaker gets the start tonight against right-handed pitcher Dane Dunning. Brubaker has a 3.96 ERA in 25 innings, with 27 strikeouts and a 1.44 WHIP. This will be his sixth start. Dunning will be making his fourth start of the season. He has a 3.86 ERA in 14 innings, with 18 strikeouts and a 1.14 WHIP.
Here are some injury updates given to the Pirates media today:
From Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk:
Mitch Keller threw 43 pitches/3 innings in live BP this afternoon. Jameson Taillon threw 25 pitches in live BP.
Keone Kela threw off the mound for the first time.
Yacksel Rios had a setback, was shut down from throwing.
— Adam Berry (@adamdberry) September 9, 2020
Today is Roberto Clemente Day around baseball and the Pirates will all be wearing #21 as a tribute. We had Roberto Clemente Day yesterday (and a few other previous days, and more days in the future, etc etc) over on the history side. Today over there is Dots Miller Day, because today would have been his 134th birthday if modern medicine didn’t fail us. Here are three articles to check out before you go on to read the rest of this article (thanks in advance):
This Date article, which also includes Hall of Famers Waite Hoyt and Frankie Frisch, as well as the first NL batter for the Pirates.
Card of the Day, extremely rare 1910 Orange Borders card, which might be the only time you see one.
Game Rewind, Pirates vs Cardinals from back on September 5, 1910. Includes cameos from Hall of Famers Fred Clarke and Honus Wagner.
Now that you’ve read all of those articles, here are the lineups:
— Pirates (@Pirates) September 9, 2020
#WhiteSox Lineup 09/09/20
1. Tim Anderson SS
2. Yoan Moncada 3B
3. Yasmani Grandal 1B
4. Jose Abreu DH
5. Eloy Jimenez LF
6. Luis Robert CF
7. James McCann C
8. Nomar Mazara RF
9. Nick Madrigal 2B
Starting Pitcher : Dane Dunning
— Daily MLB Lineups (@DailyMLBLineup) September 9, 2020
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