The Pittsburgh Pirates (65-85) take on the Seattle Mariners (62-88) for three games at PNC Park this week. The Pirates are sending out Mitch Keller, who will be making his tenth start of the season. He has an 8.29 ERA in 38 innings, with 51 strikeouts and a 1.87 WHIP. Keller gave up five runs over five innings against the San Francisco Giants in his last start. That followed 1.2 shutout innings against the Miami Marlins, when he left early due to taking a line drive off his right wrist. Keller has one walk and 18 strikeouts in his last 10.2 innings.
The Mariners are countering with 27-year-old lefty Marco Gonzales, who has a 4.30 ERA in 180.2 innings, with 135 strikeouts and a 1.36 WHIP. He is coming off of two runs over seven innings against the Cincinnati Reds six days ago. Gonzales gave up nine runs over 11 innings in his two previous starts combined. He has a 4.42 ERA in 16 road starts this season.
The Pirates are without Starling Marte, Josh Bell and Jacob Stallings (injuries) and Pablo Reyes (paternity leave).
Here are the lineups:
Tonight's lineup. pic.twitter.com/GOy3OyJj10
— Pirates (@Pirates) September 17, 2019
#Mariners Lineup 09/17/19
1. Shed Long LF
2. J.P. Crawford SS
3. Kyle Seager 3B
4. Kyle Lewis RF
5. Omar Narvaez C
6. Austin Nola 1B
7. Dee Gordon 2B
8. Mallex Smith CF
9. Marco Gonzales P
Starting Pitcher : Marco Gonzales
— Daily MLB Lineups (@DailyMLBLineup) September 17, 2019