Live Discussion: Pirates at Braves, 7:20 PM; The Return of Mitch Keller

The Pittsburgh Pirates (30-36) are in Atlanta (38-29) for a four-game series against the Braves. The Pirates will send out Mitch Keller for his second start. His only big league start consisted of six runs in the first inning, followed by three shutout innings against the Cincinnati Reds on May 27th. He had seven strikeouts that night. His last minor league game was 13 strikeouts over five shutout innings on Friday. The Braves will counter with 21-year-old right-hander Mike Soroka, who has a 1.38 ERA in 65.1 innings, with 57 strikeouts and an 0.97 WHIP. He has thrown shutout ball twice in ten starts. Given up one earned run in seven of his starts, and he allowed three earned runs over 6.2 innings against the Detroit Tigers on June 1st.

Mitch Keller was recalled prior to the game, with Montana DuRapau being sent down to make room on the 25-man roster.

Here are the lineups:

Good Guys

bad guys

Game will return soon…