The Pirates were down 1-0 to the Cardinals in the series, when they sent out their rookie Gerrit Cole and he produced an absolute gem. The rookie pitched 6 innings, giving up 2 hits, and 1 run on a Yadier Molina home run. His counter part Lance Lynn was feeling it as he didn’t make it out of the fourth and gave up five earned. The Pirates won easily 7-1 to even the series.
The Pirates head home to try to steal home field advantage away from the Cardinals.
Date: Sunday, October 6th
Start Time: 4:37 PM EST
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Venue: PNC Park
TV Info.: TBS
Live Stream: MLB.tv or the MLB at Bat 12 App.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are going to throw Francisco Liriano who is coming off of a win in the Wild Card Game against Cincinnati. Liriano has been pretty much unbeatable at home going 8-1, 1.47 ERA. The Pirates have a lot of faith in him at home and he will be looking to give the Pirates the lead in the series. On the other end Mike Matheny has a rookie on the mound, Joe Kelly. Kelly, who started 15 games this season, has been better on the road than at home. His road numbers are 5-1, 2.07 ERA.