Live Discussion: Pirates vs Marlins, 7:05 PM; Keller Leaves Early

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.

Pirates recalled five players for today’s game.

Marlins lineup has two very familiar names.

Here are the lineups:

Good Guys

bad guys

UPDATE: Mitch Keller is day-to-day after taking a liner off his wrist