Live Game Discussion: Pirates vs Cardinals, 4:05 PM, Game One

The Pittsburgh Pirates (15-34) take on the St Louis Cardinals (22-24) in a Friday doubleheader at PNC Park. The Pirates won the opener of a five-game series last night. Trevor Williams will be on the mound in game one going up against right-handed pitcher Carlos Martinez. Williams will be making his tenth start of the season. He has a 6.35 ERA in 45.1 innings, with 42 strikeouts and a 1.63 WHIP. Martinez has made three starts and struggled in all of them. He has a 10.32 ERA in 11.1 innings, with 13 strikeouts and a 2.12 WHIP.

There will be a separate Live Game Discussion for the second game. I’ll post it as soon as the lineups are made available. The Pirates added outfielder Jason Martin as the 29th man for the doubleheader.

Here are the lineups for game one:



Check out today’s history here. Includes 1979 Season Recap, This Date in Pirates History, and a new Obscure Pittsburgh Pirates article, featuring outfielder Fred Brickell, who hit .312 over five seasons, yet he is virtually unknown.

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!

Check out our Cardboard Bucs section for great deals of baseball cards of Pirates prospects, including Ke’Bryan Hayes, Mitch Keller, Will Craig, Calvin Mitchell and more. We just added an Oneil Cruz card to the section. Here’s a Card of the Day article featuring the Cruz card available in our store. FREE SHIPPING WHEN YOU BUY $25+ IN BASEBALL CARDS USING THE CODE “CARDS”.