Daily Pirates Discussion: September 30, 2021; Tanner Anderson Returns

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 have just four games left, but we get to see Miguel Yajure pitch tonight. Indianpolis also has four games left, while the two DSL Pirates affiliates have games scheduled for today, Friday and Saturday, but we will see if they actually play that intrasquad game on Saturday.




Opponent: Cubs (68-90)

Time: 6:35 PM EST

Pirates Starter: Miguel Yajure (4.85 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 13 IP)

Opposing Starter: Justin Steele (4.86 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 50 IP)


Time: 7:05 PM EST

Starter: TBD

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





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Over on Pirates Prospects, Baseball America came out with a new top ten list of note, as they start their series covering each of the leagues in minor league baseball.

The Pirates have activated Tanner Anderson for today’s game and he will be in the bullpen for the final four days of the season. Roansy Contreras was optioned to Indianapolis as his season is now done, and Dillon Peters was moved to the 60-day IL to make room on the 40-man roster. It’s just a paper move for Peters, who was already done for the year, so moving him to the 60-day IL doesn’t change anything for him personally. Anderson was re-signed by the Pirates as a free agent this season and has been at Indianapolis, where he had a 4.17 ERA in 36.2 innings. If you follow this site, then you obviously remember him as a fringe prospect who shot to the majors as a 20th round pick. He pitched six games for the 2018 Pirates and he made five starts for the 2019 Oakland A’s.

Indianapolis needed pitchers to finish out their season this weekend and they got Carmen Mlodzinski, Bear Bellomy, Grant Ford and Austin Roberts from Greensboro. If you’re wondering why they came up, it’s because all of them are available to throw this weekend, they just wrapped their season Tuesday and any pitchers from Altoona have been done for almost two weeks, so it was done out of convenience and very short-term need.