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Pirates' JT Brubaker: Hammered for seven runs
Brubaker (2-9) yielded seven runs on 12 hits over 4.1 innings Sunday, striking out four and taking a loss to the Phillies.
After allowing two runs in the first inning, Brubaker tossed three shutout frames. He was then tagged with five runs in an ugly fifth inning that began with a leadoff homer from Kyle Schwarber. Brubaker's ERA jumped from 3.96 to 4.40 in the ugly outing, but he improved his K:BB to 105:42. It was also his shortest outing since coughing up six runs against Arizona on June 3. Brubaker is projected to start in Baltimore next weekend.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Kevin Newman: Knocks three hits
Newman went 3-for-5 with a double, a run scored and a stolen base in Sunday's 8-2 loss to the Phillies.
Newman swiped second base after singling in the first inning before doubling and scoring a run in the third. It was his fourth stolen base of the year and third in his last 12 games. In 18 games since returning from the injured list, Newman has gone 23-for-73 (.315) with eight runs scored and nine extra-base hits. He's slashing .289/.338/.421 through 32 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Cody Bolton: Moved off IL
Bolton (illness) was reinstated from Triple-A Altoona's COVID-19-related injured list Wednesday and tossed two innings in his return to action, striking out one while giving up two runs (one earned) on two hits and two walks.
Bolton was on the shelf for three and a half weeks before clearing COVID-19-related protocols. Over 17 appearances (10 starts) for Altoona on the season, Bolton has submitted a 2.96 ERA and 1.33 WHIP across 48.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Jason Delay: Out of Sunday's lineup
Delay is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Phillies.
Delay will take a seat Sunday for the second time in the past three games. Tyler Heineman will work behind the plate and bat ninth.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Late addition to lineup
Tsutsugo will start at first base and bat eighth Sunday against the Phillies.
Tsutsugo was originally absent from Sunday's lineup but will end up starting with Ke'Bryan Hayes scratched with a knee injury. Tsutsugo is 2-for-19 with three RBI and nine strikeouts in five games since the All-Star break.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Scratched with knee issue
Hayes was scratched from the lineup Sunday versus Philadelphia due to left knee discomfort.
Hayes was penciled in to start at third base but will instead take a seat due to the knee injury. The 25-year-old should be considered day-to-day, and he'll have Monday's scheduled off day to recover before Tuesday's series opener versus the Brewers. Yoshi Tsutsugo will enter the lineup in Hayes' place and play first base, pushing Josh VanMeter to third.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Greg Allen: Returns to reserve role
Allen is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Phillies.
The 29-year-old started the past four games with Bryan Reynolds on the paternity list, and Allen will return to the bench Sunday with Reynolds reinstated to the active roster. Allen should continue to see sporadic opportunities as a reserve outfielder.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Remains on bench Sunday
Tsutsugo is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Phillies.
Tsutsugo is 2-for-19 with three RBI and nine strikeouts to open the second half, and he finds himself on the bench Sunday for the fourth time in the past five games. Cal Mitchell will serve as the designated hitter while Bligh Madris starts in right field.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Diego Castillo: Sent to minors
Castillo was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Sunday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.
Castillo has been up in the majors all season but has seen limited playing time of late, and he'll head to the minors while in the midst of a 2-for-19 slump. Overall the 24-year-old has a .201/.245/.368 slash line with 10 home runs and 25 RBI in 84 games this year. Bryan Reynolds was reinstated from the paternity list in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Bryan Reynolds: Back from paternity list
Reynolds (personal) was activated from the paternity list Sunday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.
The 27-year-old was placed on the paternity list Thursday and will rejoin the team after spending a few days with his family. The Pirates have yet to release their official lineup for Sunday's matchup with the Phillies, but Reynolds figures to take up his usual spot in center field.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Cal Mitchell: Hits fourth home run
Mitchell went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a 2-1 loss to the Phillies on Saturday.
Mitchell's home run was the only offense that the Pirates could muster in the low-scoring affair. Despite not being touted as a high-powered bat, the rookie outfielder now has four home runs in 37 games this season and is slugging .455 in July. Mitchell should continue to see plenty of playing time in a Pirates lineup that is focused on developing for the future, so it is worth monitoring how his bat plays at the major-league level.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Mitch Keller: Throws six quality innings
Keller gave up one earned run on five hits and three walks while striking out three over six innings in a 2-1 loss to the Phillies on Saturday. He did not factor into the decision.
Keller issued a couple of early free passes and found himself in a bases-loaded jam in the first inning, but he got out of the frame with a couple of timely punchouts. He cruised through another five innings with the only damage coming on a J.T. Realmuto solo shot to right. After getting knocked around at the beginning of the season, Keller has been very effective in July, posting a 2.61 ERA over five starts. He will carry a 4.37 ERA and 1.42 WHIP into his next start.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Riding pine Saturday
Tsutsugo isn't starting Saturday against Philadelphia.
Tsutsugo started Friday and went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts, and he'll head to the bench for the third time in the last four games. Ben Gamel is serving as the designated hitter while Bligh Madris starts in left field.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Josh VanMeter: On bench against left-hander
VanMeter isn't starting Saturday against the Phillies.
VanMeter will head to the bench for a second consecutive game since left-hander Ranger Suarez is on the mound for the Phillies on Saturday. Michael Chavis is starting at first base and batting cleanup.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Oneil Cruz: Sitting Saturday
Cruz isn't starting Saturday against the Phillies.
Cruz started the last six games and hit .217 with two home runs, five RBI, a walk and six strikeouts. Kevin Newman will take his place at shortstop while Diego Castillo starts at second base.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Greg Allen: Swipes first bag of year
Allen went 1-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a stolen base in Friday's 4-2 extra-inning loss to the Phillies.
After driving in the game's first run with a two-bagger in the third inning, Allen then stole third base for his first pilfer of the season. The journeyman outfielder is on his fourth big-league team in the last three seasons, and a 3-for-21 (.143) start to his Pirates tenure with an 0:8 BB:K isn't making a great case for a consistent role.... See More ... See Less
Team Statistical Rankings
|K. Hayes 3B Ke'Bryan Hayes 3B||Knee|
|J. Marisnick LF Jake Marisnick LF||Toe|
|N. Mears RP Nick Mears RP||Elbow|
|B. Cederlind RP Blake Cederlind RP||Elbow|
|C. De Jong RP Chase De Jong RP||Knee|
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