The Pittsburgh Pirates (17-17) take on the St Louis Cardinals (22-16) in a four-game series on the road. Trevor Williams will get the start tonight in game two, starting at 8:15 PM. He has pitched at least six innings in all seven starts this year, though he has allowed a total of nine earned runs in his last two outings combined. The Cardinals will counter with veteran right-hander Adam Wainwright, who has a 4.71 ERA in 36.1 innings this season, with 29 strikeouts and a 1.35 WHIP. In his last start against the Chicago Cubs, he gave up six runs over five innings. Wainwright faced the Pirates back on April 1st and allowed four runs in four innings of work.
Chris Archer threw a 60-pitch simulated game at Busch Stadium today according to the Pirates. No word on his next step yet, but he felt fine afterwards.
Here are the lineups:
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) May 10, 2019
We scored 17 runs last night!
Should we do it again? 🤔
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) May 10, 2019
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