Live Discussion: Pirates at Cardinals, 7:15 PM

The Pittsburgh Pirates (48-67) take on the St Louis Cardinals (59-55) for three games on the road this weekend. They will send out Joe Musgrove for his 24th start of the season tonight. He lasted just 3.1 innings in his last start, allowing eight runs on ten hits against the New York Mets. Musgrove faced the Cardinals on July 25th and allowed five runs over five innings. He also pitched against them on July 15th and served up five runs in 4.2 innings. His first outing versus St Louis was his worst, surrendering eight runs in three innings on May 9th.

The Cardinals will counter with veteran right-hander Adam Wainwright, who has a 4.50 ERA in 114 innings, with 110 strikeouts and a 1.41 WHIP. He is coming off of an outing against the Oakland A’s in which he gave up three runs over 5.1 innings. Wainwright faced the Pirates on July 24th and gave up four runs in five innings. He also opposed them on May 10th and allowed just one run in seven innings. If you go way back to April 1st, he debuted against them with four runs over four innings.

Here’s an update on Francisco Cervelli, who has a maximum of 20 days on rehab, which would mean that his rehab ends the day before rosters expand at the majors. I’m sure that’s just a coincidence…that was sarcasm, by the way.

Here are the lineups:

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