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Pirates vs. Cubs, 9/3/2021

May the comedy of errors not continue today.

MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at Chicago Cubs
Bad Wilmer. No Whitney for you.
Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Cubs (60-75) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (48-86), Friday, September 3, 2021 @ 2:20 p.m.

Location: Wrigley Field, Chicago IL

TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh


Cubs SB Nation Site: Bleed Cubbie Blue

Starting Pitchers

Cubs: Alec Mills (6-6, 4.32 ERA)

Pirates: Steven Brault (0-3, 4.57 ERA)

Probable Starting Lineups (subject to last-minute changes)


  1. Michael Hermosillo (CF)
  2. Frank Schwindel (1B)
  3. Patrick Wisdom (3B)
  4. Matt Duffy (2B)
  5. Ian Happ (RF)
  6. Austin Romine (C)
  7. Alfonso Rivas (LF)
  8. Sergio Alcantara (SS)
  9. Alec Mills (P)


  1. Cole Tucker (SS)
  2. Ben Gamel (RF)
  3. Bryan Reynolds (CF)
  4. Colin Moran (1B)
  5. Kevin Newman (2B)
  6. Michael Perez (C)
  7. Anthony Alford (LF)
  8. Hoy Park (3B)
  9. Steven Brault (P)

Happy September, yinz. Welcome to my favorite month of the year, and not only because it’s my birthday month. Autumn’s on the way, football starts, hockey’s not too far behind it, and baseball’s coming down to the wire. And here come the Buccos, limping and bloody and more often than not waving a white flag instead of the Jolly Roger.

But hey, it could be worse. They could be the Cubs. You know, a team where something was expected of them. YES, I WENT THERE.

In any event, it’s the start of Labor Day weekend, so why not kick it off with some Friday afternoon baseball? Your game thread is open, I’ll be out and about here and on Twitter, and, as always, LET’S GO BUCS!!