Daily Pirates Discussion: September 4, 2021; Updates on Brubaker and Underwood

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.

JT Brubaker will be activated for today’s game, with a corresponding move to come shortly. See below.

UMPIRE SCORECARD

TODAY’S GAMES

PITTSBURGH PIRATES (48-87)

Opponent: Cubs (61-75)

Time: 2:20 PM EST

Pirates Starter: JT Brubaker (5.27 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 121.1 IP)

Opposing Starter: Kyle Hendricks (4.43 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, 156.1 IP)

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (50-55)

Time: 7:05 PM EST

Starter: James Marvel (5.60 ERA, 1.60 WHIP, 99.2 IP)

ALTOONA CURVE (52-51)

Time: 7:05 PM EST

Starter: Jeffrey Passantino (4.98 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 65 IP)

GREENSBORO GRASSHOPPERS (68-38)

Time: 6:30 PM EST

Starter: JC Flowers (4.31 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 54.1 IP)

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (65-39)

Time: 6:05 PM EST

Starter: Logan Hofmann (3.15 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 68.2 IP)

Here’s the link to today’s Prospect Watch.

LINEUPS

Pirates

Cubs

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.

Kyle Keller had been optioned to Indianapolis to make room on the active roster for Brubaker.

UPDATE: Both JT Brubaker and Duane Underwood left today’s game early due to right shoulder discomfort.

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