The old Pirates Game Discussion on No Quarter is now a Daily Pirates Discussion. We will update the article throughout the day with game notes, links to Pittsburgh Baseball Network stories, and any news for the day.
— Umpire Scorecards (@UmpScorecards) August 28, 2021
PITTSBURGH PIRATES (47-82)
Opponent: vs Cardinals (65-62)
Time: 7:05 PM EST
Pirates Starter: Steven Brault (1.93 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 18.2 IP)
Opposing Starter: Adam Wainwright (3.10 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 162.2 IP)
INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (46-53)
Time: 7:05 PM EST
Starter: Cam Vieaux (8.37 ERA, 1.99 WHIP, 23.2 IP)
ALTOONA CURVE (52-46)
Time: 6:00 PM EST
Starter: Travis MacGregor (6.04 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, 72.1 IP)
GREENSBORO GRASSHOPPERS (62-38)
Time: 6:05 PM EST
Starter: Carmen Mlodzinski (3.20 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 45 IP)
BRADENTON MARAUDERS (60-38)
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Starter: Logan Hofmann (3.16 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, 62.2 IP)
Here’s the link to today’s Prospect Watch.
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) August 28, 2021
#Cardinals Lineup 08/28/21
1. Tommy Edman 2B
2. Paul Goldschmidt 1B
3. Tyler O'Neill LF
4. Nolan Arenado 3B
5. Yadier Molina C
6. Dylan Carlson RF
7. Edmundo Sosa SS
8. Harrison Bader CF
9. Adam Wainwright P
Starting Pitcher : Adam Wainwright
— Daily MLB Lineups (@DailyMLBLineup) August 28, 2021
NEWS AND RUMORS
Follow along throughout the day as we provide updates and commentary on the daily Pirates news, along with links to stories around Pittsburgh Baseball Network.
The Pirates released Gregory Polanco on Saturday. Cole Tucker has been recalled in his place. This is not surprising considering that Polanco had a large option for 2022 that no team wanted just a week ago, so he wasn’t going to return to Pittsburgh. Instead of taking up a roster spot, Tucker now gets a shot over the last 33 games.
Sam Howard has also returned from the injured list, while Dillon Peters goes on the 10-day IL with a lower back strain. Howard hasn’t pitched since July 9th when he allowed five runs while facing six batters. He had a 4.30 ERA going into that game, which ballooned to 5.76.
Michael Chavis left this game early with an elbow injury. He was replaced by Cole Tucker in the lineup and in right field.