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Pirates vs. Twins 4/23/2021

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Can they get there tonight? What do you guys think?

MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at Milwaukee Brewers Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Pirates (9-10) vs. Minnesota Twins (6-11), April 23, 2021 @ 8:10pm

Location: Target Field, Minneapolis, MN

TV: AT&T Sports Pittsburgh

Radio: KDKA-AM

Twins SB Nation Site: Twinkie Town


Projected Starters

Pirates - JT Brubaker (2-0, 1.76 ERA)

Twins - J.A. Happ (0-0, 3.12 ERA)

Probable Starting Lineups (subject to change)

Pirates

  1. Adam Frazier (2B)
  2. Phillip Evans (LF)
  3. Bryan Reynolds (CF)
  4. Colin Moran (1B)
  5. Erik Gonzalez (3B)
  6. Todd Frazier (DH)
  7. Jacob Stallings (C)
  8. Wilmer Difo (RF)
  9. Kevin Newman (SS)

Twins

  1. Luis Arraez (2B)
  2. Josh Donaldson (3B)
  3. Nelson Cruz (DH)
  4. Byron Buxton (CF)
  5. Alex Kirilloff (LF)
  6. Jorge Polanco (SS)
  7. Mitch Garver (C)
  8. Jake Cave (RF)
  9. Willians Astudillo (1B)

The 2-0 Brubaker is on the mound tonight, who has been Pittsburgh’s most effective starter so far this short season, so jinx not withstanding the last time I was pulling for this, the Pirates have a decent shot to make it to .500 tonight.

These two teams battled it out plenty in the Grapefruit League, so they should be pretty familiar with one another, and if Brubaker can do his thing and the bats have even a decent night, I think an even record by the end of the night could happen.

Let’s go, Bucs! Let’s raise that Jolley Roger!