The Pittsburgh Pirates will face off against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The game is scheduled to start at 7:05 PM ET and will be televised on SportsNet PT. Fans can also watch the game on Fubo.
The Pirates have had a challenging season so far, ranking 26th in the MLB with only 125 home runs. Their team slugging percentage stands at .389, placing them at 24th in the majors. Additionally, their team batting average of .236 ranks 26th in the league.
On the pitching side, the Pirates have an 8.8 K/9 rate and a combined ERA of 4.55, both numbers placing them in the middle of the pack. Their pitching staff has a 1.402 WHIP, which is 22nd in the league.
Taking the mound for the Pirates will be Mitch Keller, who holds a 10-8 record this season. Keller has been performing well recently, earning two quality starts in a row. He has pitched five or more innings in 25 straight games and will look to extend that streak against the Cubs.
The Cubs, on the other hand, have been a strong team this season. They currently hold the first place in the NL Central and are considered one of the contenders for the playoffs.
The outcome of this game will be crucial for both teams, as they continue to fight for their positions in the league. Fans can expect an exciting matchup between these two division rivals.