Pirates Game Discussion: Pirates vs Marlins, 1:05 PM; Moran Returns and Keller Goes on IL

The Pittsburgh Pirates (23-34) are at home for a four-game series against the Florida Marlins (24-32), which wraps up today at 1:05 PM. Chad Kuhl will be on the mound for the Pirates, making his second start since returning from a shoulder injury. He has a 6.41 ERA in 19.2 innings, with 19 strikeouts and a 1.73 WHIP. The Marlins are countering with right-hander Sandy Alcantara, who will be making his 13th start. He has a 3.68 ERA in 71 innings, with 68 strikeouts and a 1.07 WHIP.

The Pirates made moves prior to the game, adding Colin Moran and pitcher Austin Davis from their rehab stints in Indianapolis. Shortstop Cole Tucker was optioned to Indianapolis. Mitch Keller, who left his last start early, has been placed on the Covid injured list, though he hasn’t been ruled out yet for his next start on Thursday. Moran went 3-for-9 with a double and a homer in three games at Indianapolis. Davis, who hasn’t pitched in the majors yet this season, had five appearances and not a single runner reached base in 5.1 innings. He struck out ten of the 16 batters he faced. Tucker went 2-for-15 with a walk, in eight games with the Pirates.

Here are the lineups:

Pirates

Marlins

Umpire Scorecard from yesterday. Really favored the Marlins

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