Pirates Game Discussion: Pirates at Diamondbacks, 9:40 PM

The Pittsburgh Pirates (36-57) are on the road for three games against the Arizona Diamondbacks (27-68), starting tonight with game one at 9:40 PM. The Pirates will send out Chase De Jong for his ninth start. He has a 5.59 ERA in 38.2 innings, with 33 strikeouts and a 1.53 WHIP. The Diamondbacks will counter with lefty Caleb Smith, who will be making his tenth start. He also has 18 relief appearances. He has a 4.54 ERA in 71.1 innings, with 81 strikeouts and a 1.36 WHIP.

Pirates DFA’d Kyle Crick and acquired Dillon Peters. Peters is headed to Indianapolis as a starter, so the Pirates will play a man short tonight and add someone tomorrow.

Here are the lineups:



Yesterday’s Umpire Scorecard. Rough game here for Jeremy Riggs. This is what you call a “Jacob Stallings homered off of an inside fastball, so it must have been a strike” strike zone.