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Series preview: Marte, Marlins head to PNC for four-game set

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Starling Marte makes his return to the ‘Burgh.

St Louis Cardinals v Pittsburgh Pirates Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images

Miami Marlins (24-30) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (20-34), June 3-6, 2021

Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA

TV: AT&T Sports Pittsburgh

Radio: KDKA-AM

Marlins SB Nation Site: Fish Stripes


Starling Marte makes his return to Pittsburgh this weekend as the visiting Marlins come into town for a four-game set.

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

Projected Starters

Thursday, 7:05 p.m. EST

Elieser Hernandez (0-0, 7.71 ERA) vs. Tyler Anderson (3-5, 4.63 ERA)

Friday, 7:05 p.m. EST

Cody Poteet (2-1, 2.95 ERA) vs. JT Brubaker (4-4, 3.74 ERA)*

Saturday, 4:05 p.m. EST

Trevor Rogers (6-3, 1.87 ERA) vs. Mitch Keller (3-6, 6.54 ERA)*

Sunday, 1:05 p.m. EST

Sandy Alcantara (2-5, 3.68 ERA) vs. Chase De Jong (0-0, 1.80 ERA)*

not yet announced*

Projected Lineups

Marlins

  1. Jazz Chisholm Jr. (SS)
  2. Starling Marte (CF)
  3. Jesus Aguilar (1B)
  4. Adam Duvall (RF)
  5. Corey Dickerson (LF)
  6. Jorge Alfaro (C)
  7. Isan Diaz (3B)
  8. Jon Berti (2B)
  9. Starting Pitcher

Pirates

  1. Adam Frazier (2B)
  2. Ke’Bryan Hayes (3B)
  3. Bryan Reynolds (CF)
  4. Jacob Stallings (C)
  5. Gregory Polanco (RF)
  6. Ben Gamel (LF)
  7. Will Craig (1B)
  8. Kevin Newman (SS)
  9. Starting Pitcher

Some familiar faces will show their faces once again at PNC Park this weekend. Corey Dickerson and Starling Marte are expected to play this weekend for the Marlins as they face the Buccos. It’s Marte’s first games against the Pirates in his career after spending his first eight MLB seasons in black and gold.

For the Pirates, Ke’Bryan Hayes could be activated from the 60-day IL as early as tonight’s game. Hayes has not played since April 3 in the second game of the season. Hayes was with the team fielding ground balls in warmups in Kansas City. He’ll definitely get a warm welcome as the team needs another bat to revive the lineup.