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Live Discussion: Pirates vs Rockies, 7:05 PM; Cervelli Leaves Early

The Pittsburgh Pirates (24-20) take on the Colorado Rockies (20-25) for three games at PNC Park, starting tonight at 7:05 PM. Chris Archer will get the ball in the opener, making his second start since returning from a thumb injury. He went 3.2 innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday, allowing six earned runs on four hits and four walks. The Rockies will send out 24-year-old right-hander German Marquez, who has a 3.80 ERA in 64 innings, with 65 strikeouts and a 1.19 WHIP. He has given up ten hits in each of his last two outings, allowing five runs in 6.1 innings against the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday, and just two runs over 5.2 innings in his previous start against the San Diego Padres.

Here are the lineups. Gregory Polanco was a late scratch after being in the original lineup:

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UPDATE: regarding the Polanco scratch…

UPDATE #2: Cervelli removed early as a precaution

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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.

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