Welcome to Opening Day of the 2020 season for the Pittsburgh Pirates. They are in St Louis to take on the Cardinals. Joe Musgrove will be on the mound for the Pirates, going up against right-hander Jack Flaherty.
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Here’s the lineup for the Pirates:
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) July 24, 2020
#Cardinals Lineup 07/24/20
1. Kolten Wong 2B
2. Tommy Edman 3B
3. Paul Goldschmidt 1B
4. Paul DeJong SS
5. Matt Carpenter DH
6. Yadier Molina C
7. Dexter Fowler RF
8. Tyler O'Neill LF
9. Harrison Bader CF
Starting Pitcher : Jack Flaherty
— Daily MLB Lineups (@DailyMLBLineup) July 24, 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.