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Game Thread: Pirates Look To Avoid Sweep

MLB: Colorado Rockies at Pittsburgh Pirates Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

The Pirates will try to salvage at least one game against the Rockies Thursday afternoon at PNC Park.

Jordan Lyles (4-1, 1.97) will face another one of his former clubs again. He pitched for the Rockies from 2014-2017 before being designated for assignment in August of 2017.

At the moment, Lyles does not qualify for the ERA title by one-third of an inning. If he did, he’d be third in ERA in the NL.

The Rockies will start Antonio Senzatela (3-3, 4.89). He has a lower ERA on the road this year, sitting at 2.89 (21.1 IP, 7 ER), despite allowing harder contact away from Coors. At home, he has a .300 xwOBA allowed. On the road, it’s .389.

Elias Diaz will make another start behind the plate- his sixth over the Pirates’ last seven games. He’s slashing .476/.500/.476 in that stretch.

First pitch is at 12:35 p.m..



RF Charlie Blackmon

SS Trevor Story

CF David Dahl

3B Nolan Arenado

LF Raimel Tapia

1B Ryan McMahon

2B Brendan Rodgers

C Chris Iannetta

P Antonio Senzatela


2B Adam Frazier

CF Starling Marte

RF Gregory Polanco

1B Josh Bell

LF Melky Cabrera

3B Colin Moran

C Elias Diaz

SS Kevin Newman

P Jordan Lyles