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Pirates vs. Royals 4/27/21

Over .500, anyone?

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Kansas City Royals (14-7) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (11-11), April 27, 2021 @ 6:35pm

Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA

TV: AT&T Sports Pittsburgh

Radio: KDKA-AM

Royals SB Nation Site: Royals Review

Projected Starters

Pirates - Tyler Anderson (2-2, 3.92 ERA)

Royals - Jakob Junis (1-0, 3.71 ERA)

Probable Starting Lineups (subject to change)


  1. Adam Frazier (2B)
  2. Phillip Evans (LF)
  3. Bryan Reynolds (CF)
  4. Colin Moran (1B)
  5. Erik Gonzalez (3B)
  6. Jacob Stallings (C)
  7. Gregory Polanco (RF)
  8. Kevin Newman (SS)
  9. Tyler Anderson (P)


  1. Whit Merrifield (2B)
  2. Carlos Santana (1B)
  3. Salvador Perez (C)
  4. Jorge Soler (RF)
  5. Hunter Dozier (LF)
  6. Michael A Taylor (CF)
  7. Hanser Alberto (3B)
  8. Nicky Lopez (SS)
  9. Jakob Junis (P)

Well, what do you think, guys? Do the Pirates become a winning ball club tonight? It’s a tough game against another surprising team, but the Bucs have one of their best starting pitchers on the mound, they’ve had some timely hitting, and one of the best bullpens in the majors of late (yes, really). It’s too early to say, “I’ve got faith in this team,” but I sure am enjoying the Bucs playing better than expected. When Ke’Bryan Hayes gets back, if the Pirates are still playing well, I’ll be really excited.

In the meantime, I’m really enjoying watching Reynolds, Frazier, and Evans play on a nightly basis. Probably my three favorite Buccos right now, and I hope they keep on sparking the team tonight.

Come on, over .500.

Let’s go, Bucs!!