The Pittsburgh Pirates (29-52) are at PNC Park for a four-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers (50-33), with game three today at 4:05 PM. The Pirates are sending out Cody Ponce for his second start of the season. He has a 7.88 ERA in eight innings, with six strikeouts and a 2.00 WHIP. The Brewers are countering with left-handed pitcher Eric Lauer, who has a 4.50 ERA in seven starts, with 47 strikeouts and a 1.32 WHIP in 44 innings.
Pirates acquired a first baseman.
Here are the lineups:
Ponce on the mound at PNC.#LetsGoBucs pic.twitter.com/RoXlbvJXtp
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) July 3, 2021
#Brewers Lineup 07/03/21
1. Luis Urias 3B
2. Christian Yelich LF
3. Willy Adames SS
4. Omar Narvaez C
5. Avisail Garcia RF
6. Jace Peterson 2B
7. Keston Hiura 1B
8. Jackie Bradley CF
9. Eric Lauer P
Starting Pitcher : Eric Lauer
— Daily MLB Lineups (@DailyMLBLineup) July 3, 2021
Yesterday’s Umpire Scorecard is a major push for roboumps. This is bad
Umpire: Kerwin Danley
Final: Pirates 2, Brewers 7#LetsGoBucs // #ThisIsMyCrew#PITvsMIL // #MILvsPIT pic.twitter.com/zbS5i5CKDf
— Umpire Scorecards (@UmpScorecards) July 3, 2021
UPDATE: The Pirates announced that Cody Ponce left early due to right arm soreness.