Live Game Discussion: Pirates at Reds, 6:40 PM

The Pittsburgh Pirates (14-32) take on the Cincinnati Reds (23-26) in game three of a four-game series. The Pirates were swept in a doubleheader last night. Joe Musgrove will be on the mound today against right-handed pitcher Michael Lorenzen. Musgrove has a 5.40 ERA in six starts, with 26 strikeouts and a 1.57 WHIP in 21.2 innings. Lorenzen has made 15 relief appearances this season. This will be his first start. He has a 5.23 ERA in 20.2 innings, with 17 strikeouts and a 1.65 WHIP.

Prior to the game, the Pirates recalled pitcher Blake Cederlind and sent down Jason Martin. With 13 days (14 games) left in the season, Cederlind will get a few games of MLB experience to help him going into next year. My guess is that he remains with the club until the end of the season

Here are the lineups:

Pirates

Reds

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