Live Game Discussion: Pirates vs Cubs, 7:05 PM; Oliva Starts in Left Field

The Pittsburgh Pirates (15-39) take on the Chicago Cubs (32-22) in the second game of a four-game series at PNC Park. The Pirates lost 5-0 last night. Steven Brault will be on the mound tonight against veteran lefty Jose Quintana. Brault is coming off of his first career complete game. He has a 4.04 ERA in 35.2 innings, with 32 strikeouts and a 1.32 WHIP. Quintana has pitched just twice this year, both times in relief, with his last appearance coming on August 30th. He has allowed four runs in six innings.

Today’s First Pitch looked at future plans for the site and how that could happen

Tragic news out of the Dominican involving Oneil Cruz

Here are the lineups:

Pirates

Cubs

Check out today’s history here. Includes 1979 Season Recap, This Date in Pirates History, and a Card of the Day article. The last article looks at a Roberto Clemente card that I just bought for a real bargain price.

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!

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