The Pittsburgh Pirates (0-1) are on the road today to take on the St Louis Cardinals (1-0) in game two of the 2020 season. It’s a 2:15 PM game time and out-of-town viewers can watch the game on MLB Network. It will also be on AT&T SportsNet. Trevor Williams will be on the mound to take on veteran right-handed pitcher Adam Wainwright.
Here is the Pirates lineup:
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) July 25, 2020
Here’s the Cardinals lineup:
Today’s Cardinals lineup pic.twitter.com/rE8AfP1BbH
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Some notes for today. Gregory Polanco could be back soon
Gregory Polanco cleared the COVID-19 protocol, which involves testing negative twice at least 24 hours apart, manager Derek Shelton confirmed. Polanco is working out at PNC Park, and the Pirates will activate him as soon as they're confident he's physically ready to play.
— Adam Berry (@adamdberry) July 25, 2020
Steven Brault will be Monday’s starter
Shelton says Steven Brault will start the Pirates' home opener Monday. "There's a chance" it will be a piggyback situation.
— Mike Persak (@MikeDPersak) July 25, 2020
John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball.
When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.