Pirates Game Discussion: Pirates vs Braves, 7:05 PM

The Pittsburgh Pirates (31-53) are home at PNC Park for a three-game series against the Atlanta Braves (41-43), starting tonight at 7:05 PM. The Pirates are sending out Chad Kuhl for his 11th start. He has a 5.16 ERA in 45.1 innings, with 35 strikeouts and a 1.46 WHIP. The Braves are countering with right-handed pitcher Ian Anderson, who will be making his 17th start. He has a 3.35 ERA in 88.2 innings, with 90 strikeouts and a 1.14 WHIP.

Polanco and Evans down. Tucker and Castro up.

Here are the lineups:



Yesterday’s Umpire Scorecard. Not that it would have mattered with an 11-1 score, but the Pirates got two straight 3-2 calls go their way on pitches that weren’t close in the ninth. Probably saved Kyle Keller a run or two towards his ERA