Live Discussion: Pirates at Phillies, 6:05 PM

The Pittsburgh Pirates (56-76) take on the Philadelphia Phillies (68-63) for three games at Citizens Bank Park. The Pirates will send out Mitch Keller in the series finale. He is coming off of a strong performance against the Cincinnati Reds in which he allowed one run over six innings and struck out nine batters. In his previous start, Keller gave up six runs over 4.1 innings in the Little League Classic. against the Chicago Cubs. The Phillies will counter with right-hander Vince Velasquez, who has a 4.93 ERA in 91.1 innings, with 98 strikeouts and a 1.35 WHIP. He went just 2.1 innings against the Miami Marlins in his last start, giving up seven runs. In his previous two starts combined, Velasquez allowed six runs over 10.1 innings. He has a 5.00 ERA as a starter and 4.35 in ten relief outings.

One news item of note: The GCL and FSL are ending their schedules early. The GCL Pirates are done with their schedule, while the Bradenton Marauders will play tonight and tomorrow before ending three days early. That’s due to the safety of the players with Hurricane Dorian possibly/likely headed towards the Florida coast.

Here are the lineups:

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