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Live Discussion: Pirates vs Diamondbacks, 7:05 PM

The Pittsburgh Pirates (12-7) take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (11-11) for four games at PNC Park this week. Game one of the series will see Joe Musgrove make his fourth start of the season. He allowed his first two runs of the season in his last outing, but still went seven innings for the second time this year. The Diamondbacks will send out 28-year-old right-hander Zack Godley, who has a 6.26 ERA in 23 innings, with 20 strikeouts and a 1.39 WHIP. He gave up two runs over six innings against the Atlanta Braves in his last start.

Gregory Polanco has been activated and is in right field tonight.

Here are the lineups:

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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.

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