Pirates Game Discussion: Pirates vs Indians, 1:05 PM; Howard to the Injured List

The Pittsburgh Pirates (25-44) are at PNC Park for a three-game series against the Cleveland Indians (38-30), with the finale this afternoon at 1:05 PM. The Pirates are sending out JT Brubaker for his 13th start of the season. He has a 3.88 ERA in 65 innings, with 63 strikeouts and a 1.18 WHIP. The Indians are countering with lefty Sam Hentges, who will make his fifth start. He has also thrown seven times in relief. He has a 7.57 ERA in 27.1 innings, with 33 strikeouts and a 2.12 WHIP.

Before the game, Sam Howard was placed on the injured list (knee) and Austin Davis was recalled from Indianapolis. Davis has a 3.00 ERA in 12 innings over ten appearances in Triple-A. He was briefly with the Pirates earlier this month, throwing one scoreless inning.

Here are the lineups:



Holy smokes an Umpire Scorecard that favors the Pirates. I don’t care that it’s just .03 runs, a win is a win!