The Pittsburgh Pirates (19-40) take on the Cleveland Indians (34-25) in the final game of the 2020 season. The Pirates won 8-0 on Saturday night. JT Brubaker gets the start today, going up against right-handed pitcher Cal Quantrill. Brubaker has a 4.46 ERA in 42.1 innings, with 45 strikeouts and a 1.32 WHIP. As a side note for anyone wondering, Brubaker will be eligible for the Rookie of the Year award next year, as long as he doesn’t pitch 8+ innings today. Quantrill has made two starts and 15 relief appearances this year. He has a 2.17 ERA in 29 innings, with 29 strikeouts and a 1.21 WHIP.
Pirates have added Andrew Susac to the roster and he’s in the starting lineup. Sounds like they are rewarding him for his strong presence in Altoona this year with a group of young pitchers. Jacob Stallings was placed on the 7-day DL for concussions and Keone Kela was transferred to the 60-day injured list to make room on the 40-man roster.
Here are the lineups:
— Pirates (@Pirates) September 27, 2020
#Indians Lineup 09/27/20
1. Francisco Lindor SS
2. Cesar Hernandez 2B
3. Jose Ramirez 3B
4. Carlos Santana 1B
5. Franmil Reyes DH
6. Josh Naylor LF
7. Jordan Luplow RF
8. Roberto Perez C
9. Oscar Mercado CF
Starting Pitcher : Cal Quantrill
— Daily MLB Lineups (@DailyMLBLineup) September 27, 2020
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