Pirates Game Discussion: Pirates vs Brewers, 7:05 PM; Max Kranick Recalled and Starting Tonight

The Pittsburgh Pirates (38-62) are at home for a three-games series against the Milwaukee Brewers (59-42), with game two tonight at 7:05 PM. The Pirates will send out Max Kranick for his fourth start. He has a 5.73 ERA in 11 innings, with 11 strikeouts and a 1.36 WHIP. The Brewers are countering with left-handed pitcher Adrian Houser, who will be making his 18th start. He has a 3.88 ERA in 92.2 innings, with 74 strikeouts and a 1.40 WHIP.

Kranick replaces Tyler Anderson, who was traded away last night to the Seattle Mariners. Kranick last pitched a week ago today for the Pirates.

Pirates announced that Trevor Cahill had a major setback due to a slip/fall on steps and he’s likely done for the year. Chase De Jong is done for the year due to knee surgery.

Colin Moran and Erik Gonzalez aren’t far away from rehab assignments. Sam Howard and Ka’ai Tom are a little behind them.

Here are the lineups:



Yesterday’s Umpire Scorecard. Some large strike zone moments, but overall that was a strong game called.