The Pittsburgh Pirates (57-56) are in Colorado for game two of a three-game series against the Rockies (60-52). The Pirates will send Jameson Taillon to the mound tonight to go up against Chad Bettis.
The Pirates claimed left-handed pitcher Buddy Boshers on waivers today.
Adeiny Hechavarria joins the Pirates tonight, while Sean Rodriguez was placed on the disabled list.
Our top 50 mid-season prospect list came out today!
Here are today’s lineups:
Here's our lineup for tonight, presented by Honda.#LetsGoBucs
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) August 7, 2018
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— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) August 7, 2018
John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball.
When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.