Pirates Game Discussion: Pirates at Diamondbacks, 3:40 PM

The Pittsburgh Pirates (36-59) are on the road for three games against the Arizona Diamondbacks (29-68), with game three this afternoon at 3:40 PM. The Pirates will send out Max Kranick for his third start. Today is his 24th birthday. He has a  3.38 ERA in eight innings, with eight strikeouts and an 0.88 WHIP. The Diamondbacks will counter with veteran lefty Madison Bumgarner, who will be making his 14th start. He has a 5.35 ERA in 65.2 innings, with 68 strikeouts and a 1.19 WHIP.

There is word that third round pick Bubba Chandler’s deal is only pending a physical before it is official. There is an article up on the site for it.

Here are some injury updates:

Here are the lineups: