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Pirates vs. Cardinals - 8/12/2021

Optimism, kids, optimism.

MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates
“At least Park’s doing okay.”
Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Cardinals (57-56) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (41-73), Thursday, August 11, 2021 @ 12:35 p.m.

Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA

TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh


Cardinals SB Nation Site: Viva El Birdos

Projected Starters

Cardinals: Wade LeBlanc (0-2, 4.02 ERA)

Pirates: JT Brubaker (4-11, 4.95 ERA)

Projected Lineups


  1. Dylan Carlson (RF)
  2. Paul Goldschmidt (1B)
  3. Nolan Arenado (3B)
  4. Matt Carpenter (2B)
  5. Paul DeJong (SS)
  6. Harrison Bader (CF)
  7. Tommy Edman (RF)
  8. Andrew Knizner (C)
  9. Wade LeBlanc (P)


  1. Hoy Park (SS)
  2. Ke’Bryan Hayes (3B)
  3. Jacob Stallings (C)
  4. Colin Moran (1B)
  5. Wilmer Difo (2B)
  6. Anthony Alford (LF)
  7. Gregory Polanco (RF)
  8. Kevin Newman (SS)
  9. JT Brubaker (P)

Well, I enjoy weekday afternoon baseball. Yes, even when Pirates Under Construction are playing. I see Shelty’s tinkered with the lineup a bit. Stallings is batting third, okay. Let’s all go with the flow.

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