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Series preview: Pirates head out west for three with Padres

Can the Pirates turn their losing streak around in San Diego?

San Diego Padres v Pittsburgh Pirates Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images

Pittsburgh Pirates (12-15) vs. San Diego Padres (16-13), May 3-5, 2021

Location: Petco Park, San Diego, CA

TV: AT&T Sports Pittsburgh

Radio: KDKA-AM

Padres SB Nation Site: Gaslamp Ball

After their visit a few weeks ago to the ‘Burgh, the Pirates head out west to begin a six-game road trip against the San Diego Padres.

Prepare yourself for a few editions of “Pirates After Dark” this week!

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

Projected Starters

Monday, 10:10 p.m. EST

Tyler Anderson (2-2, 3.38 ERA) vs. Miguel Diaz (Last pitched in 2019)

Tuesday, 10:10 p.m. EST

Mitch Keller (1-3, 8.20 ERA) vs. Ryan Weathers (1-0, 0.55 ERA)

Wednesday, 8:10 p.m. EST

JT Brubaker (2-2, 2.63 ERA) vs. Yu Darvish (3-1, 2.13 ERA)

Projected Lineups


  1. Adam Frazier (2B)
  2. Phillip Evans (3B)
  3. Bryan Reynolds (CF)
  4. Colin Moran (1B)
  5. Gregory Polanco (RF)
  6. Kevin Newman (SS)
  7. Jacob Stallings (C)
  8. Ka’ai Tom (LF)
  9. Starting Pitcher


  1. Trent Grisham (CF)
  2. Fernando Tatis Jr. (SS)
  3. Manny Machado (3B)
  4. Eric Hosmer (1B)
  5. Jake Cronenworth (2B)
  6. Tommy Pham (LF)
  7. Jurickson Profar (RF)
  8. Victor Caratini (C)
  9. Starting Pitcher