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Pirates vs. Brewers - 8/2/21

We remember the last time these two teams played...

MLB: Game Two-San Diego Padres at Atlanta Braves
Bryse Wilson will make his Pirates debut tonight in Milwaukee.
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Pittsburgh Pirates (40-65) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (63-43), August 2, 2021 @ 7:10 p.m.

Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA

TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh

Radio: 93.7 The Fan

Brewers SB Nation Site: Brew Crew Ball

Projected Starters

Pirates: Bryse Wilson (2-3, 4.83 ERA)

Brewers: Eric Lauer (3-4, 3.78 ERA)

Projected Lineups (subject to change)


  1. Kolten Wong (2B)
  2. Willy Adames (SS)
  3. Omar Narvaez (C)
  4. Eduardo Escobar (3B)
  5. Avisail Garcia (RF)
  6. Rowdy Tellez (1B)
  7. Tyrone Taylor (LF)
  8. Lorenzo Cain (CF)
  9. Eric Lauer (P)


  1. Phillip Evans (LF)
  2. Ke’Bryan Hayes (3B)
  3. Bryan Reynolds (CF)
  4. John Nogowski (1B)
  5. Jacob Stallings (C)
  6. Gregory Polanco (RF)
  7. Rodolfo Castro (2B)
  8. Kevin Newman (SS)
  9. Bryse Wilson (P)

Bryse Wilson will make his Pirates debut tonight, just a couple days after coming to Pittsburgh in the Richard Rodriguez trade. Behind him is a lineup that has some changes to it than the normal set, including Phillip Evans not only playing left field, but leading off the offensive group as well.

Good to see Rodolfo Castro get another start tonight. Hopefully he gets a few knocks to start a hot streak at the plate. I cannot say I’m shocked that Kevin Newman is starting over Hoy Park, though.

Newman has had some success recently at the plate, however it is still nowhere near where he should be. Could this be Good Ole’ Shelty trying to boost Newman’s confidence?

The Brewers, on the other hand, are working without star outfielder Christian Yelich, who was placed on the COVID-19 injured list a few days ago. This shouldn’t make the Bucs feel comfortable, though, since their lineup is starting to find a groove.

ROSTER MOVES: Earlier today, Chad Kuhl was placed on the COVID injured list after testing positive for COVID-19. Shea Spitzbarth was selected from Triple-A Indianapolis to take his spot.

Spitzbarth has a 1.41 ERA and 1.03 WHIP in 27 appearances with the Indians this season.

Also, it was announced that Steven Brault will make his first start of the season tomorrow night in Milwaukee.