The Pittsburgh Pirates (40-66) are on the road for a three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers (64-43), with game three starting this afternoon at 2:10 PM. The Pirates are sending out Steven Brault for his first start of the season. During his rehab work in the minors this year, he has a 1.42 ERA in 12.2 innings, with 12 strikeouts and an 0.79 WHIP. The Brewers are countering with right-handed pitcher Freddy Peralta, who will be making his 20th start. He has a 2.17 ERA in 108 innings, with 145 strikeouts and an 0.87 WHIP.
To make room on the 26-man roster for Brault, Max Kranick was optioned to Indianapolis. To make room on the 40-man roster, Chase De Jong was moved to the 60-day injured list.
Injury updates include Sam Howard progressing towards mound work and Ka’ai Tom resuming all baseball related activities. Colin Moran and Erik Gonzalez will continue their rehab work in Indianapolis. Trevor Cahill got an 8-12 week return from his foot injury, so he’s effectively done for the season.
The 2022 schedule was released today. Pirates open at home on March 31st. The Yankees and Red Sox will both play at PNC Park as well.
Here are the lineups:
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) August 4, 2021
Let's win another series today 💪
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) August 4, 2021
Yesterday’s Umpire Scorecard shows a really good game by Alfonso Marquez. Strike zone may have been a little tight, but no really bad calls missed
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