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Game thread: Pirates try to get back on track at Coors

Pittsburgh Pirates v Cleveland Indians Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

The Pirates will try to re-ignite their playoff chase while visiting the Colorado Rockies, who’ve mostly been busy lately helping the Cards and Brewers stay in the hunt. Joe Musgrove will take on yet another lefty opponent, Kyle Freeland. Freeland’s 3.20 ERA seems to depend a lot on a somewhat better-than-normal BABIP and strand rate, as his xFIP is 4.38. Game time is 8:40pm ET.


  1. Corey Dickerson, LF
  2. Starling Marte, CF
  3. Gregory Polanco, RF
  4. David Freese, 3B
  5. Francisco Cervelli, 1B
  6. Elias Diaz, C
  7. Josh Harrison, 2B
  8. Jordy Mercer, SS
  9. Joe Musgrove, P


  1. David Dahl, CF
  2. D.J. LeMahieu, 2B
  3. Carlos Gonzalez, RF
  4. Nolan Arenado, 3B
  5. Trevor Story, SS
  6. Gerardo Parra, LF
  7. Ian Desmond, 1B
  8. Chris Iannetta, C
  9. Kyle Freeland, P