Live Game Discussion: Pirates at Cardinals, 2:15 PM

The Pittsburgh Pirates (0-2) are on the road this afternoon to take on the St Louis Cardinals (2-0) in game three of their three-game series. The Pirates will send out Mitch Keller for his season debut, while the Cardinals will counter with right-handed pitcher Dakota Hudson. The Pirates dropped a 9-1 decision on Saturday afternoon.

Here’s the lineup for the Pirates:

Here’s the lineup for the Cardinals:

We should have some news on the Pittsburgh Baseball Network in the morning, so stay tuned.

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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