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Game thread: Pirates vs. Reds, 4/7/21

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Some Wednesday afternoon baseball!

Pittsburgh Pirates v Cincinnati Reds Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images

Pittsburgh Pirates (1-4) vs. Cincinnati Reds (4-1) Wednesday, April 7, 2021 @ 12:35 p.m. EST

Location: Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati, OH

TV: AT&T Sports Pittsburgh

Radio: KDKA 100.1 FM & 1020 AM

Reds SB Nation Site: Red Reporter


Starting Pitchers

Pirates: Chad Kuhl

Reds: Luis Castillo

Probable Starting Lineups (subject to last-minute change)

Pirates

  1. Kevin Newman (2B)
  2. Wilmer Difo (3B)
  3. Colin Moran (1B)
  4. Phillip Evans (LF)
  5. Erik Gonzalez (SS)
  6. Gregory Polanco (RF)
  7. Dustin Fowler (CF)
  8. Michael Perez (C)
  9. Chad Kuhl (P)

Reds

  1. Tyler Naquin (LF)
  2. Nick Castellanos (RF)
  3. Joey Votto (1B)
  4. Mike Moustakas (3B)
  5. Nick Senzel (CF)
  6. Jonathan India (2B)
  7. Kyle Farmer (SS)
  8. Tyler Stephenson (C)
  9. Luis Castillo (P)

A couple changes to the lineup today as Kevin Newman shifts from shortstop to second, Erik Gonzalez moves from third to short and Wilmer Difo enters the lineup. Phillip Evans also moves from right to left field and bats cleanup today. At least manager Derek Shelton is acknowledging that yesterday’s lineup was not ideal and he’s trying to do something about it. Let’s hope the Pirates can close out this series and avoid the sweep.

Go Bucs!