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Series preview: The post-Frazier era begins with three against Milwaukee

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Another battle with the Brew Crew.

Milwaukee Brewers v Pittsburgh Pirates Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images

Milwaukee Brewers (58-42) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (38-61), July 27-29, 2021

Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA

TV: AT&T Sports Pittsburgh

Radio: KDKA-AM

Brewers SB Nation Site: Brew Crew Ball


The Pirates are looking to bounce back and get some revenge against their NL Central Rival, the Milwaukee Brewers.

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

Projected Starters

Tuesday, 7:05 p.m. EST

Brett Anderson (2-5, 4.26 ERA) vs. Tyler Anderson (5-8, 4.35 ERA)

Wednesday, 7:05 p.m. EST

TBD vs. TBD

Thursday, 7:05 p.m. EST

TBD vs. Chad Kuhl (3-5, 4.38 ERA)

Projected Lineups

Brewers

  1. Luis Urias (3B)
  2. Christian Yelich (LF)
  3. Willy Adames (SS)
  4. Omar Narvaez (C)
  5. Avisail Garcia (RF)
  6. Jace Peterson (2B)
  7. Keston Hiura (1B)
  8. Jackie Bradley Jr. (CF)
  9. Starting Pitcher

Pirates

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

After an off day yesterday, the Pirates begin their post-Adam Frazier era with a three-game set against the Milwaukee Brewers.

The team went 2-4 on its road trip, losing three to the MLB-worst Diamondbacks, but winning two of three against the MLB-best Giants.

If the Pirates can continue this trend of playing up to its competition, then this week should be a good series for the Pirates as they go up against the NL Central-leading Brewers.

As of publication, the Brewers have only announced Brett Anderson as a starter for Tuesday night’s game. He’ll face Tyler Anderson in a battle of the Andersons. With Tyler on the trade block, this is likely the final audition for other teams as they send in their best offers for the veteran starter.

This series will be the first test without their strongest hitter this season, which will likely put the Pirates in a tough position to win these games, but that’s why you play the games on the field and not on paper.