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Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Pirates Game Discussion: Pirates vs Cardinals, 2:15 PM (Postponed); Updated Pitching Rotation

The Pittsburgh Pirates (1-2) take on the St Louis Cardinals (2-1) in the finale of a four-game series on Monday afternoon, weather permitting. There’s a good chance of rain through about 4 PM local time (5 PM Pittsburgh time), so we will see if they get the game in. I’ll post any weather updates below after the lineups. Zach Thompson is slated to make his first start for the Pirates, while the Cardinals will counter with 27-year-old right-hander Dakota Hudson.

Here are the lineups:

Pirates

Cardinals

UPDATE: Well that didn’t take long. The game has been postponed and they already have a makeup date announced for June 14th as part of a split doubleheader. That’s a Tuesday in the middle of a three-game series. It’s also Flag Day, so what better way to spend the day than watching two baseball games.

No minor league games today either, so feel free to use the comments for any thoughts on the opening series or talk about why you hate rain on Mondays.

UPDATE #2: New pitching rotation announced. Jose Quintana was named as the home opener starter, so no surprise that he kept that spot

Question: Who here is going to the home opener tomorrow? Just curious to see how many fine folks will be attending.

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