The Pittsburgh Pirates (64-82) are out west for four games against the San Francisco Giants (70-76). In the series finale this afternoon, the Pirates will send out Joe Musgrove, who has not started since August 31st. He was skipped in his last start due to right foot discomfort. He has a 4.67 ERA in 154.1 innings, with 136 strikeouts and a 1.24 WHIP. Musgrove has a 5.35 ERA at home this season and 3.97 on the road. He did not pitch when these two clubs met earlier this season.
The Giants will counter with Jeff Samardzija, who has a 3.64 ERA in 163 innings, with 131 strikeouts and a 1.10 WHIP. He did not pitch when these two clubs met earlier in the season. Samardzija has a 3.66 ERA at home and 3.63 on the road. Since the All-Star break, he has a 3.08 ERA and an 0.95 WHIP in 11 starts.
** Trevor Williams was named as the Pirates nominee for the 2019 Roberto Clemente award today.
Here are the lineups:
— Pirates (@Pirates) September 12, 2019
#Giants Lineup 09/12/19
1. Mike Yastrzemski LF
2. Buster Posey C
3. Brandon Belt 1B
4. Evan Longoria 3B
5. Kevin Pillar CF
6. Brandon Crawford SS
7. Jaylin Davis RF
8. Mauricio Dubon 2B
9. Jeff Samardzija P
Starting Pitcher : Jeff Samardzija
— Daily MLB Lineups (@DailyMLBLineup) September 12, 2019