The Pittsburgh Pirates (13-16) are on the road for three games against the San Diego Padres (17-14), with game three starting tonight at 8:10 PM. JT Brubaker will make his sixth start of the season. He has a 2.63 ERA in 27.1 innings, with 30 strikeouts and a 1.02 WHIP. The Padres are countering with right-hander Yu Darvish, who has a 2.13 ERA in six starts, with 49 strikeouts and an 0.89 WHIP in 38 innings pitched. Hunter Owen makes his MLB debut in right field. The Pirates are off tomorrow, before heading to Chicago for a weekend series against the Cubs.
Medical updates to the media from the Pirates today:
From Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk:
Hayes should hit on the field this week.
Kuhl threw 2nd side today. Next likely live BP.
Oliva light baseball activities in Fla. Full BA in late May.
Brault could start plyometric work later this week or next.
— Jason Mackey (@JMackeyPG) May 5, 2021
Here are the lineups:
— Pirates (@Pirates) May 5, 2021
#Padres Lineup 05/05/21
1. Tommy Pham CF
2. Jake Cronenworth 2B
3. Fernando Tatis SS
4. Eric Hosmer 1B
5. Wil Myers RF
6. Jurickson Profar LF
7. Ha-Seong Kim 3B
8. Victor Caratini C
9. Yu Darvish P
Starting Pitcher : Yu Darvish
— Daily MLB Lineups (@DailyMLBLineup) May 5, 2021
The umpire scorecard from yesterday is as bad as it looked if you watched the game, but it was consistently bad for both sides if there’s a plus
— Umpire Scorecards (@UmpScorecards) May 5, 2021