Pittsburgh Pirates (40-66) at Milwaukee Brewers (64-43) - Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021 @ 8:10 p.m.
Stadium: American Family Field, Milwaukee
TV: AT&T SportsNet
Radio: 93.7 The Fan
SB Nation Brewers site: www.brewcrewball.com
Pirates: Max Kranick - RHP - (1-2) – 7.31 ERA - 14 total Ks
Brewers: Adrian Houser - RHP - (7-5) – 3.69 ERA – 76 total Ks
Probable Starting Lineups (subject to last-minute changes)
1. Hoy Park– CF
2. Rodolfo Castro – 2B
3. Ke’Bryan Hayes – 3B
4. Ben Gamel – LF
5. John Nogowski – 1B
6. Gregory Polanco – RF
7. Kevin Newman – SS
8. Michael Perez – C
9. Max Kranick – P
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. Adrian Houser – P
The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to turn things around against the Milwaukee Brewers when the two teams square off at 8:10 p.m. today at American Family Field.
The Pirates dropped the first game of their three-game series Monday and will send young Max Kranick to the mound tonight. He’ll face the Brewers’ Adrian Houser (7-5, 3.69 ERA).
Kranick had a sensational debut for the Bucs, beating the Cardinals while pitching five perfect innings, but he has struggled since then. In his last three starts, he has pitched a total of 11 innings and given up 13 earned runs, 21 hits and five walks while striking out 11.
Houser’s last start came Wednesday against the Pirates, a game that saw him pitch two-hit shutout ball over five innings in the Brewers’ 7-5 win.
Houser also started three other games against Pittsburgh earlier in the season and won two of those three starts.
Hoy Park, who came over from the New York Yankees in the Clay Holmes trade, will get the start tonight in center field in place of All-Star Bryan Reynolds. Park collected his first hit as a Pirate in Sunday’s loss to the Phillies, a game that saw him start at shortstop.
NOTES – Braxton Ashcraft, the Pirates’ No. 22 prospect according to MLB Pipeline, has undergone Tommy John surgery, according to the Post-Gazette’s Jason Mackey. Ashcraft, 1-1 with a 5.35 ERA at High-A Greensboro, was the Pirates’ second-round draft pick in 2018 as the 51st player chosen overall.
Henry Davis, the Pirates No. 1 draft pick and the first overall pick in last month’s first-year player draft, went 2 for 4 in his first professional game Tuesday, a 16-10 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays’ squad in the Florida Complex (Rookie) League. Davis had an RBI double and a two-run homer.