Pirates Home Opener: Join Us For a Live Discussion Throughout the Game

PITTSBURGH — The clubs are lined up for Opening Day at PNC Park.

Lance Lynn will go for the Twins while Jameson Taillon starts for the Pirates. It’s the first start of the season for each pitcher.

Before the game, the Pirates placed right-handed pitcher Joe Musgrove on the 10-day disabled list and recalled right-handed relief pitcher Clay Holmes from Triple-A Indianapolis.

The Pirates will now need a spot start on Thursday, meaning that one of Steven Brault or Tyler Glasnow could be unavailable out of the bullpen in order to line them up for that start.

Sean Rodriguez has taken over Andrew McCutchen’s corner locker stall in the Pirates clubhouse, and though the veteran isn’t in the starting lineup, he’s going to be expected to provide a lot for the Pirates in 2018 after his 2017 season was nearly ruined before it started.



Here’s Pirates manager Clint Hurdle’s pre-game press conference:

Live Chat

We’ll be providing updates throughout the game in this article, along with a live chat and discussion in the comments. Have any questions? Ask away.


  • joebaseball
    May 30, 2018 11:10 am

    Pirates really need someone in the pen who can pitch strikes.

  • I like the relievers the Pirates have. Santana, Feliz, Neverauskas, and even guys like Crick in the minors show some potential. But I like them a lot more as middle relief options, with the hope that one or more of them move into the 7th-8th inning roles.

    This isn’t a good situation right now where they have no other options and need to go with these guys in important innings. They need someone to step up quick.

  • Jesus christ our fielding is atrocious. I almost had a heart attack seeing Frazier catch that ball. Thought he lost it.

  • Is Siegrist still an option to come up and help the pen soon? Not sure what happened when he didn’t make the team, I didn’t see him on the 40-man roster.

  • My My it’s gonna be a long season. I sure hope that there are better options out there for the Pirates to replace both Smoker and Santana..

  • If we lose this one… Taillon was so so good. He doesn’t deserve this.