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:
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) July 19, 2021
#Diamondbacks Lineup 07/19/21
1. Josh Rojas SS
2. Kole Calhoun RF
3. Eduardo Escobar 3B
4. Christian Walker 1B
5. David Peralta LF
6. Pavin Smith CF
7. Josh VanMeter 2B
8. Bryan Holaday C
9. Caleb Smith P
Starting Pitcher : Caleb Smith
— Daily MLB Lineups (@DailyMLBLineup) July 19, 2021
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.
— Umpire Scorecards (@UmpScorecards) July 19, 2021