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Series preview: Pirates visit St. Louis for two games

The Pirates head to the Gateway of the West.

St Louis Cardinals v Pittsburgh Pirates Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images

Pittsburgh Pirates (17-23) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (23-18), May 18-19, 2021

Location: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO

TV: AT&T Sports Pittsburgh

Radio: KDKA-AM

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The Pirates head to St. Louis for a quick two-game series with the Cardinals as the two jockey for position in the NL Central.

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

Projected Starters

Tuesday, 6:35 p.m. EST

JT Brubaker (3-2, 2.58 ERA) vs. John Gant (2-3, 1.83 ERA)

Wednesday, 6:35 p.m. EST

Trevor Cahill (1-4, 5.97 ERA) vs. Jack Flaherty (7-0, 2.47 ERA)

Projected Lineups


  1. Tommy Edman (2B)
  2. Daniel Carlson (RF)
  3. Paul Goldschmidt (1B)
  4. Nolan Arenado (3B)
  5. Yadier Molina (C)
  6. Tyler O’Neill (LF)
  7. Harrison Bader (CF)
  8. Edmundo Sosa (SS)
  9. Starting Pitcher


  1. Adam Frazier (2B)
  2. Kevin Newman (SS)
  3. Bryan Reynolds (CF)
  4. Jacob Stallings (C)
  5. Will Craig (1B)
  6. Erik Gonzalez (3B)
  7. Ka’ai Tom (LF)
  8. Troy Stokes Jr. (RF)
  9. Starting Pitcher

The Pirates have struggled with offense as of late, and it won’t be an easy task to wake up against two excellent pitchers.

John Gant, Tuesday’s starter, holds an ERA under 2.00 in seven starts this season. Meanwhile, Jack Flaherty is the only pitcher in baseball with seven wins and will look to become the only pitcher in the game with eight wins on Wednesday.