The Pittsburgh Pirates (38-64) are at home for a three-game series, taking on the Philadelphia Phillies (51-51) in game one of the series tonight at 7:05 PM. The Pirates are sending out Wil Crowe for his 15th start. He has a 5.89 ERA in 65.2 innings, with 62 strikeouts and a 1.57 WHIP. The Phillies are countering with right-handed pitcher Vince Velasquez, who is making his 17th start. He has a 5.54 ERA in 79.2 innings, with 84 strikeouts and a 1.43 WHIP.
Prior to the game, the Pirates recalled Mitch Keller from Indianapolis. He was scheduled to start today. With the bullpen being two players short, he might be used in long relief, or we could see him start on Sunday in the current TBD slot. Keller had a 3.21 ERA, a 13:39 BB/SO ratio and a 1.43 WHIP in 28 innings at Indianapolis.
Here are the lineups
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) July 30, 2021
#Phillies Lineup 07/30/21
1. J.T. Realmuto C
2. Brad Miller 1B
3. Bryce Harper RF
4. Andrew McCutchen LF
5. Alec Bohm 3B
6. Didi Gregorius SS
7. Ronald Torreyes 2B
8. Odubel Herrera CF
9. Vince Velasquez P
Starting Pitcher : Vince Velasquez
— Daily MLB Lineups (@DailyMLBLineup) July 30, 2021
Umpire Scorecard from yesterday. This is a below average performance, with one called that missed by a literal mile (5,280 feet!). I wish it was one of the worst calls so I knew when it happened and could go back and see a pitch that would have went behind the head of Manute Bol get called a strike.
— Umpire Scorecards (@UmpScorecards) July 30, 2021