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Pirates vs. Cardinals 5/2/2021

The Bucs need a win today.

MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at Minnesota Twins David Berding-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Cardinals (15-12) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (12-14) - Sunday, May 2 @ 1:05 p.m.

Stadium: PNC Park, Pittsburgh.

TV: AT&T SportsNet

Radio: 93.7 The Fan

SB Nation Cardinals site: Viva El Birdos

Starting Pitchers

Cardinals: Carlos Martinez - RHP - (1-4) – 4.76 ERA

Pirates: Wil Crowe - RHP - (0-0) – 3.86 ERA

Probable Starting Lineups (subject to last-minute changes)


1. Tommy Edman – 2B

2. Dylan Carlson – RF

3. Paul Goldschmidt – 1B

4. Nolan Arenado – 3B

5. Paul DeJong – SS

6. Tyler O’Neill – LF

7. Andrew Knizner – C

8. Harrison Bader – CF

9. Carlos Martinez – P


1. Adam Frazier – 2B

2. Bryan Reynolds – CF

3. Colin Moran – 1B

4. Todd Frazier - 3B

5. Gregory Polanco – RF

6. Erik Gonzalez – SS

7. Jacob Stallings - C

8. Ka’ai Tom — LF

9. Wil Crowe – P

Our fighting Buccos have lost three games in a row, their longest losing streak of the season thus far, dropping to two games under .500 after briefly sticking their heads above water this past week. It’d be good to see them get back on track today, especially against a divisional opponent.

Martinez could be just the guy they get it done against, as he’s won just one game as a starter since 2018, but then again, that’s just the type of sitch the Pirates could pooch it against.

It sure would be nice to see Todd Frazier finally get it together today also. He’s batting just .057 on the season right now, and he’s batting cleanup. The Pirates could use his bat finally coming alive.

It’s a beautiful day in the ‘Burgh for baseball. A perfect day, in fact, to rack up a win.

Let’s go Bucs!