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Series preview: Joe Musgrove returns after no-hitter to PNC with 4 vs. Padres

Padres-Pirates this week.

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

San Diego Padres (7-3) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (3-6), April 12-15, 2021

Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA

TV: AT&T Sports Pittsburgh

Radio: KDKA-FM 93.7 The Fan

Padres SB Nation Site: Gaslamp Ball

The Pirates continue their opening season homestand against one of the NL’s hottest contenders this season, the San Diego Padres.

The two teams completed a deal in the offseason that saw 2020 Opening Day starter Joe Musgrove head to San Diego, who famously became the first no-hitter in Padres history in his last start against the Rangers.

Here’s a look at what we can expect this week:

Projected Starters

Monday, 6:35 p.m. EST

Yu Darvish (0-0, 4.22 ERA) vs. Trevor Cahill (0-1, 15.75 ERA)

Tuesday, 6:35 p.m. EST

Blake Snell (0-0, 1.86 ERA) vs. Chad Kuhl (0-1, 6.43 ERA)

Wednesday, 6:35 p.m. EST

Joe Musgrove (2-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. Tyler Anderson (0-2, 5.23 ERA)

Thursday, 12:35 p.m. EST

Chris Paddack (0-1, 5.63 ERA) vs. Mitch Keller (1-1, 4.50 ERA)

Projected Lineups


  1. Trent Grisham (CF)
  2. Wil Myers (RF)
  3. Manny Machado (3B)
  4. Eric Hosmer (1B)
  5. Jurickson Profar (LF)
  6. Jake Cronenworth (2B)
  7. Ha-Seong Kim (SS)
  8. Victor Caratini (C)
  9. Starting Pitcher


  1. Adam Frazier (2B)
  2. Phillip Evans (3B)
  3. Bryan Reynolds (LF)
  4. Colin Moran (1B)
  5. Kevin Newman (SS)
  6. Gregory Polanco (RF)
  7. Jacob Stallings (C)
  8. Dustin Fowler (CF)
  9. Starting Pitcher

We spoke with Al Yellon from our sister site Bleed Cubbie Blue to discuss some storylines for the Cubs heading into 2021. Here’s what he had to say about the team: