The Pittsburgh Pirates (15-20) are at home for a three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds (16-17), with the finale this afternoon at 12:35 PM. The Pirates are sending out Trevor Cahill for his seventh start. He has a 6.75 ERA in 29.1 innings, with 26 strikeouts and a 1.57 WHIP. The Reds are countering with right-handed pitcher Sonny Gray, who is making his fifth start. He has a 3.92 ERA in 20.2 innings, with 31 strikeouts and a 1.35 WHIP.
Pirates had some injury updates prior to the game:
Updates from Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk:
– Ke'Bryan Hayes "continues to build up volume" of swings in the cage.
– Colin Moran resumed "light baseball activities" this morning.
– José Soriano should begin a rehab stint in the next 5-7 days.
— Jake Crouse (@JakeCrouseMLB) May 12, 2021
Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk says Steven Brault is on track to begin playing catch this week.
Kyle Crick is taking a pause from throwing but is scheduled to begin throwing again this weekend.
Chad Kuhl will throw a live BP/sim game "in the coming days."
— Mike Persak (@MikeDPersak) May 12, 2021
I’ll note that while the news sounds good on Hayes, he was just transferred to the 60-day injured list recently, so he isn’t eligible to return until June 3rd.
Here are the lineups:
Afternoon baseball in the Burgh.#LetsGoBucs pic.twitter.com/h1cRicK4mF
— Pirates (@Pirates) May 12, 2021
#Reds Lineup 05/12/21
1. Nick Senzel 2B
2. Jesse Winker LF
3. Nick Castellanos RF
4. Mike Moustakas 1B
5. Tyler Naquin CF
6. Eugenio Suarez 3B
7. Tyler Stephenson C
8. Kyle Farmer SS
9. Sonny Gray P
Starting Pitcher : Sonny Gray
— Daily MLB Lineups (@DailyMLBLineup) May 12, 2021
Pirates also had injury updates during the game: Phillip Evans left early with left hamstring discomfort.