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Game Thread: Pirates Pitchers vs. Pirates Hitters

MLB: Atlanta Braves at Pittsburgh Pirates Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Pirates will try to prevent getting swept by the Braves Wednesday by attempting to touch that home plate thing more often than Atlanta. Trevor Williams (10-9, 3.53) will put his hot streak on the line against Julio Teheran (8-7, 4.24) at 7:05 p.m..

Williams has been arguably the hottest pitcher in baseball over his last six starts. Since July 11, he has recorded a 0.75 ERA in 36 innings pitched. That is the lowest in baseball among pitchers with at least 25 IP in that stretch. (Here’s a shameless plug of a story I recently wrote on that.)

He hasn’t had any help from the offense lately, though. The Pirates have scored just one run this series after just scoring five runs in a four game set against the Cubs. It may be time to break out the cigars and rum for Jobu.

One more note: former Bucco Chris Stewart is back with the Braves for tonight’s game.



LF Ronald Acuna Jr.

CF Ender Inciarte

1B Freddie Freeman

RF Nick Markakis

3B Johan Camargo

2B Ozzie Albies

C Tyler Flowers

SS Dansby Swanson

P Julio Teheran


LF Corey Dickerson

CF Starling Marte

RF Gregory Polanco

C Francisco Cervelli

2B Adam Frazier

1B Josh Bell

3B Colin Moran

SS Adeiny Hechavarria

P Trevor Williams