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Pittsburgh Pirates (23-39) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (36-27) – Sat, June 12 @ 4:10 pm

Stadium: American Family Field, Milwaukee, WI

TV: AT&T SportsNet

Radio: KDKA


Starting Pitchers

Pirates: Chad Kuhl – RHP – (0-3) – 5.61 ERA – 21 total Ks

Brewers: Corbin Burnes – RHP – (3-4) – 1.97 ERA – 94 total Ks

Probable Starting Lineups (subject to last-minute changes)

Pirates

  1. Adam Frazier — 2B
  2. Phillip Evans — 3B
  3. Bryan Reynolds — CF
  4. Colin Moran — 1B
  5. Jacob Stallings — C
  6. Gregory Polanco — RF
  7. Erik Gonzalez — SS
  8. Ka’ai Tom — LF
  9. Chad Kuhl — P

Brewers

  1. Jace Peterson — RF
  2. Daniel Vogelbach — 1B
  3. Christian Yelich — LF
  4. Willy Adames — SS
  5. Omar Narvaez — C
  6. Daniel Robertson — 2B
  7. Jackie Bradley, Jr. — CF
  8. Pablo Reyes — 3B
  9. Corbin Burnes — P

The Pirates are 3-7 over their last 10 and have dropped five consecutive games. They’ll look to get back into the win column Saturday afternoon in Milwaukee against the second-place Brewers.

Coming into the game, the Pirates’ -84 run differential is the worst in baseball. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, however; this woeful differential is due, in part, to the team’s ability to effectively produce much offensively, controlling a lousy 81 wRC+ as a team this season, 29th in baseball.

Chad Kuhl will be making his seventh start of the season, now two starts removed from coming back from an injury that sidelined him for over a month. In his last start, Kuhl pitched six innings against the Marlins, allowing three runs (two earned) on three hits and a walk. The Pirates would lose that game, 3-1.

Since the beginning of the month, the Pirates’ team ERA (4.82) is 18th in baseball, but their SIERA (5.02) is last in the majors. Since June 1, David Bednar continues to impress, carrying a 2.74 ERA and 2.91 SIERA over that timespan.

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