Pirates Game Discussion: Pirates at Cardinals, 2:15 PM; Max Kranick’s MLB Debut

The Pittsburgh Pirates (28-47) are on the road for a four-game series against the St Louis Cardinals (37-40), wrapping up with game four this afternoon at 2:15 PM. The Pirates are sending out Max Kranick, who will be making his Major League debut. He has a 4.37 ERA in 35 innings split between Double-A and Triple-A, with 36 strikeouts and a 1.23 WHIP. The Cardinals are countering with right-handed pitcher Adam Johan Oviedo, who will be making his ninth start. He has a 4.62 ERA in 39 innings, with 30 strikeouts and a 1.49 WHIP.

To make room on the 26-man roster, the Pirates optioned Geoff Hartlieb to Indianapolis. He has given up four runs over 4.2 innings and four appearances with the Pirates this year.

Here are the lineups:



Yesterday’s Umpire Scorecard. Nice game here, though there was a clear weakness.