The Pirates were Kuhl as the other side of the pillow and defeating Clayton Kershaw last night setting up for a chance at a big four-game sweep of the Dodgers this afternoon.
Francisco Liriano will go for the Pirates and Scott Kazmir will start for the Dodgers. Both pitchers have struggled this season in a mess of mediocrity. Kazmir owns a 11.17 ERA in 9.2 innings at PNC Park, but his last appearance there came in 2008. So far this season, Kazmir is 5-3 with a 4.52 ERA and 4.59 FIP.
As for the Bucs lineup today, Jordy Mercer is in the lineup and leading off against the southpaw. It’s great news after Mercer left the game last night with an injury as the Pirates cannot afford any more injuries. With a victory and sweep today, the Pirates will pull within one game of .500.
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