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.
The Pirates will be making players moves today, which will be updated at the bottom of the article. They are also expanding rosters tomorrow. It’s only going up to 28 players this year, up two players from the current 26-man roster.
PITTSBURGH PIRATES (48-83)
Opponent: at White Sox (76-56)
Time: 8:10 PM EST
Pirates Starter: Bryse Wilson (4.35 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, 51.2 IP)
Opposing Starter: Lucas Giolito (3.68 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 154 IP)
INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (48-53)
Time: 7:05 PM EST
Starter: Miguel Yajure (3.51 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, 25.2 IP)
ALTOONA CURVE (52-47)
Time: 6:35 PM EST
Starter: Trey McGough (3.55 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 76 IP)
GREENSBORO GRASSHOPPERS (64-38)
Time: 6:30 PM EST
Starter: Santiago Florez (7.11 ERA, 1.67 WHIP, 31.2 IP)
BRADENTON MARAUDERS (62-38)
Time: 6:05 PM EST
Here’s the link to today’s Prospect Watch.
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) August 31, 2021
#WhiteSox Lineup 08/31/21
1. Luis Robert CF
2. Yoan Moncada 3B
3. Jose Abreu 1B
4. Eloy Jimenez DH
5. Yasmani Grandal C
6. Brian Goodwin RF
7. Andrew Vaughn LF
8. Leury Garcia SS
9. Cesar Hernandez 2B
Starting Pitcher : Lucas Giolito
— Daily MLB Lineups (@DailyMLBLineup) August 31, 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.
Per source: Phillip Evans and Hoy Park are coming up, will join the team in Chicago. Can’t imagine that means good injury news for Michael Chavis or Ke’Bryan Hayes.
— Jason Mackey (@JMackeyPG) August 31, 2021
UPDATE: As part of the player moves today, Diego Castillo moved up to Triple-A. More to come.
UPDATE: Michael Chavis has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a right elbow strain. To take his place on the active roster, Hoy Park has been activated for this game. Phillip Evans and Shelby Miller are both said to be joining the Pirates, but they might be the two additions tomorrow when the roster expands. We will see.
My thought appears to be correct:
Derek Shelton says the Pirates brought a taxi squad with them to Chicago, in anticipation of roster expansion. Phillip Evans, Shelby Miller and Max Kranick are the members of that taxi squad.
— Mike Persak (@MikeDPersak) August 31, 2021