The Pittsburgh Pirates (17-22) are at home to take on the San Francisco Giants (23-16) in a four-game series, wrapping up with game four this afternoon at 1:05 PM. Mitch Keller will be on the mound today, making his eighth start of the season. He has a 7.81 ERA in 27.2 innings, with 26 strikeouts and a 1.81 WHIP. The Giants are countering with lefty Alex Wood, who has a 1.80 ERA in five starts, with 29 strikeouts and an 0.83 WHIP in 30 innings.
Here are the lineups
— Pirates (@Pirates) May 16, 2021
#Giants Lineup 05/16/21
1. Mike Tauchman CF
2. Mike Yastrzemski RF
3. Buster Posey C
4. Brandon Belt 1B
5. Alex Dickerson LF
6. Evan Longoria 3B
7. Brandon Crawford SS
8. Mauricio Dubon 2B
9. Alex Wood P
Starting Pitcher : Alex Wood
— Daily MLB Lineups (@DailyMLBLineup) May 16, 2021
Yesterday’s umpire scorecard
— Umpire Scorecards (@UmpScorecards) May 16, 2021
From Ben Cherington this morning
Ben Cherington says on @937theFan that the Pirates will likely do more of what they did with Miguel Yajure — drop him into the rotation to get major league experience and give everyone else an extra day.
Also says he views Yajure long-term as a part of the rotation.
— Jason Mackey (@JMackeyPG) May 16, 2021
UPDATE: Jacob Stallings left early with a left quad contusion from taking a foul ball