Pirates Game Discussion: Pirates at Rockies, 8:40 PM; Howard Returns from Injured List

The Pittsburgh Pirates (29-48) are on the road for three games against the Colorado Rockies (32-47), with game two tonight at 8:40 PM. The Pirates are sending out Chase De Jong for his sixth start. He has a 4.94 ERA in 23.2 innings, with a 1.52 WHIP and 23 strikeouts. The Rockies are countering with right-hander German Marquez, who will be making his 17th start. He has a 3.99 ERA in 90.1 innings, with 89 strikeouts and a 1.28 WHIP.

Sam Howard returned from the 10-day injured list. Austin Davis was sent back to Indianapolis. Howard missed the minimal amount of time with right knee tendinitis. Davis joined the Pirates when Howard went on the injured list and he made one appearance, throwing a shutout inning.

Here are the lineups:



I didn’t watch the game yesterday, but I did see on Gameday that there were some bad calls. A few people also wrote me on Twitter. This is just a bad look here for Rob Drake and it heavily favored the Rockies