Live Game Discussion: Pirates vs Cardinals, 6:35 PM

The Pittsburgh Pirates (12-12) take on the St Louis Cardinals (13-12) on Friday night at PNC Park in the first game of a three-game series. The Pirates are sending out JT Brubaker for his fifth start. He has a 2.01 ERA in 22.1 innings, with 23 strikeouts and an 0.94 WHIP. The Cardinals are countering with right-handed pitcher John Gant, who is also making his fifth start. He has a 2.25 ERA in 20 innings, with 18 strikeouts and a 1.55 WHIP. Ka’ai Tom gets his first start with the Pirates.

Here are the lineups:



UPDATE: The Pirates announced that minor league catcher Christian Kelley has been released. The 2015 11th round pick spent all of 2019 at Indianapolis, though he put up a .533 OPS during an up year for offense. He was a Spring Training invite this year and last year, but was among the early cuts each year.