Live Discussion: Pirates at Reds, 4:10 PM; Mercer and Frazier Leave Early

The Pittsburgh Pirates (81-78) take on the Cincinnati Reds (66-94) at Great American Ballpark for the final three games of the season this weekend. In game two, Jameson Taillon will take on right-hander Michael Lorenzen, who has a 3.35 ERA in 75.1 innings, with 52 strikeouts and a 1.39 WHIP. He has faced the Pirates five times in relief this season, allowing a total of three earned runs over eight innings. Jung Ho Kang is in the starting lineup this evening.

Here are the lineups:

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bad guys

UPDATE: This season can’t end soon enough for the Pirates with them now winning their 81st game to clinch a winning record. They are down to 26 healthy players in September after Adam Frazier and Jordy Mercer both leave early today

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