The Pittsburgh Pirates (60-77) take on the Miami Marlins (48-88) for three games at PNC Park this week. The Pirates will send out Mitch Keller, who allowed eight runs on 11 hits over four innings against the Philadelphia Phillies in his last start. In his last home start, he gave up one run over six innings against the Cincinnati Reds. Keller has 41 strikeouts in just 31.1 innings. The Marlins are countering with 23-year-old right-hander Sandy Alcantara, who has a 4.22 ERA in 155.2 innings, with 116 strikeouts and a 1.37 WHIP. He posted a 3.03 ERA in five August starts, after putting up a 6.91 ERA in five July outings. Alcantara faced the Pirates back on June 16th and allowed three runs over six innings.
Marlins lineup has two very familiar names.
Here are the lineups:
— Pirates (@Pirates) September 3, 2019
#Marlins Lineup 09/03/19
1. Jon Berti CF
2. Miguel Rojas SS
3. Starlin Castro 3B
4. Neil Walker 1B
5. Garrett Cooper RF
6. Isan Diaz 2B
7. Harold Ramirez LF
8. Bryan Holaday C
9. Sandy Alcantara P
Starting Pitcher : Sandy Alcantara
— Daily MLB Lineups (@DailyMLBLineup) September 3, 2019
UPDATE: Mitch Keller is day-to-day after taking a liner off his wrist
Mitch Keller was removed from the game after being struck by the ball in the right wrist. The initial clinical exam and images are indicative of a right wrist contusion.
His status is day to day. https://t.co/1mHOu1v05G
— Pirates (@Pirates) September 4, 2019