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Pirates Notebook: Steven Brault and Tyler Glasnow Get the Piggyback Treatment

Pirates Notebook: Steven Brault and Tyler Glasnow Get the Piggyback Treatment

PITTSBURGH — For the first time in quite a while, the Pirates will piggyback starters on Wednesday night, with Steven Brault getting the start and Tyler Glasnow coming in later on in the evening as the Pirates try to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Milwaukee Brewers.

Brault will pitch no more than the first five innings. Glasnow’s role will be a bit less strictly defined.

“On the back end of it, we’ll see how it plays out,” manager Clint Hurdle said. “There’s a chance if it’s a close game and we have a lead, we’ll adjust in the eighth. Rivero will definitely throw the ninth with a lead for the save.”

Piggybacking starters is relatively common in the minors, but it’s the first time Hurdle has done it in Pittsburgh. Hurdle said he thinks it’s an interesting idea to pursue more of,...

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