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— Umpire Scorecards (@UmpScorecards) August 25, 2021
PITTSBURGH PIRATES (46-80)
Opponent: vs Diamondbacks (42-85)
Time: 7:05 PM EST
Pirates Starter: Bryse Wilson (4.82 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 46.2 IP)
Opposing Starter: Tyler Gilbert (2.04 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, 17.2 IP)
INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (45-51)
Time: 1:35 PM EST
Starter: Miguel Yajure (3.43 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, 21 IP)
ALTOONA CURVE (51-44)
Time: 6:00 PM EST
Starter: Trey McGough (3.45 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 70.1 IP)
GREENSBORO GRASSHOPPERS (60-37)
Time: 6:35 PM EST
Starter: Santiago Florez (7.76 ERA, 1.69 WHIP, 26.2 IP)
BRADENTON MARAUDERS (58-35)
Time: 4:30 PM EST DH
Starter: Nick Garcia (4.50 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 60 IP) and TBD
Here’s the link to today’s Prospect Watch.
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) August 25, 2021
#Diamondbacks Lineup 08/25/21
1. Josh Rojas SS
2. Ketel Marte CF
3. Pavin Smith RF
4. Christian Walker 1B
5. Josh VanMeter 2B
6. David Peralta LF
7. Daulton Varsho C
8. Drew Ellis 3B
9. Tyler Gilbert P
Starting Pitcher : Tyler Gilbert
— Daily MLB Lineups (@DailyMLBLineup) August 25, 2021
NEWS AND RUMORS
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RHP Po-Yu Chen has joined @The_Marauders.
Chen's 6 starts in FCL (26 IP): 0.69 ERA, 0.69 WHIP, .191 BAA, 0 BB/29 K. Pumped to see him in a Marauders uniform. #Pirates
— Spenser Smith (@TheSpenserSmith) August 25, 2021
This is big news here as Chen has dominated in the FCL. For those who don’t know, the Pirates made multiple trades to acquire international bonus pool space so that they were able to sign Chen. They wouldn’t have been able to get a deal done with him during the 2020-21 signing period because they already had deals in place for a large majority of their bonus pool, plus trades for more bonus pool space are not allowed this year. Chen hasn’t walked a batter yet in pro ball.
UPDATE: The Pirates have placed JT Brubaker on the 10-day injured list with a right thumb contusion and activated Bryse Wilson from the injured list. He is expected to start tonight, but it hasn’t been announced yet (update will be the lineups). Wouldn’t be surprised if Brubaker isn’t just getting a rest and he just misses the one start.