The Pittsburgh Pirates (2-3) take on the Milwaukee Brewers (2-3) on Wednesday night in the finale of their three-game series at PNC Park. Joe Musgrove will make his second start of the season, while the Brewers will counter with right-hander Brandon Woodruff. Musgrove allowed three runs over 5.2 innings in his season debut on Friday. Woodruff allowed two runs over five innings against the Chicago Cubs in his season opener.
A minor prospect note. Deon Stafford was added to the Altoona training site recently, taking the catching spot left vacated after Luke Maile went in the 60-day IL and John Ryan Murphy joined the Pirates.
Here are the lineups:
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#Brewers Lineup 07/29/20
1. Eric Sogard SS
2. Christian Yelich LF
3. Keston Hiura 2B
4. Logan Morrison 1B
5. Justin Smoak DH
6. Omar Narvaez C
7. Avisail Garcia RF
8. Ben Gamel CF
9. Brock Holt 3B
Starting Pitcher : Brandon Woodruff
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