Live Discussion: Pirates vs Cardinals, 7:05 PM

The Pittsburgh Pirates (46-52) take on the St Louis Cardinals (51-47) for four games this week at PNC Park. The Pirates will send out Chris Archer today for game two of the series. He has allowed three runs in each of his last three starts, while striking out 26 batters in 17 innings. Archer’s last start was six days ago against the Cardinals and he went six innings with eight strikeouts. He also faced them in his season debut and tossed five shutout innings. The Cardinals will counter with 24-year-old right-handed pitcher Dakota Hudson, who has a 3.57 ERA in 103.1 innings, with 76 strikeouts and a 1.51 WHIP. He faced the Cincinnati Reds in his last start and allowed three runs over five innings. His previous outing was against the Arizona Diamondbacks and resulted in two runs over six innings. Hudson started against the Pirates on May 12th and allowed three runs on nine hits in six innings.

Jacob Stallings is two at-bats shy of losing his prospect status…

Here are the lineups:

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