The Pittsburgh Pirates (30-38) will take on the Miami Marlins (24-42) for three games on the road this weekend. The Pirates will send out Dario Agrazal for his Major League debut today. The 24-year-old from Panama was leading the International League in both ERA (3.10) and WHIP (0.97) until just a few days ago when he fell under the minimum innings needed for league leaders. Agrazal will be the first international amateur pitcher signed and developed by the Pirates to make a start for them since September 24, 1998 when Elmer Dessens made his final start for the team. Only Yoslan Herrera, who was a professional in Cuba, and Francisco Cordova, who didn’t play in the minors, have made starts since 1998. The Marlins will counter with 23-year-old right-hander Pablo Lopez, who has a 4.26 ERA in 69.2 innings, with 69 strikeouts and a 1.12 WHIP. He has allowed just two earned runs over his last three starts combined, going six innings each time.
Pirates had to make two roster moves to get spots for Agrazal. Details here.
Want to know everything you need to know on Agrazal? Click here for our “Book On” series article for him.
Here are the lineups:
Here's our lineup, presented by @Honda.
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) June 15, 2019
#Marlins Lineup 06/15/19
1. Curtis Granderson LF
2. Garrett Cooper 1B
3. Brian Anderson 3B
4. Starlin Castro 2B
5. Harold Ramirez RF
6. JT Riddle CF
7. Jorge Alfaro C
8. Miguel Rojas SS
9. Pablo Lopez P
Starting Pitcher : Pablo Lopez
— Daily MLB Lineups (@DailyMLBLineup) June 15, 2019
I think the Marlins are the only team that doesn’t post their own lineup…