Next Game
Fri, Apr 19 @ 6:40 pm ET
vs Boston Red Sox (10-10)
  • PNC Park
Probable Pitchers
regional restrictions may apply

NL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
11-6 6-4 W1
11-7 6-4 W1
11-8 4-6 L3
9-9 4-6 L3
9-10 4-6 L1

Share Video

Link copied!

Top Pirates News

  • Pirates' Quinn Priester: Expected to start Friday

    Priester is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis to start Friday against the Red Sox, Noah Hiles of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Priester is off to a nice start this season with Indianapolis, holding a 3.95 ERA and 20:5 K:BB over 13.2 innings covering three starts. However, he really struggled in 2023 with the Pirates, posting a 7.74 ERA and 36:27 K:BB across 50 frames. It's possible he'll be needed for additional starts while Marco Gonzales (forearm) is out, but fantasy managers might be wise to take a wait-and-see approach with Priester.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Pirates' Connor Joe: Cooling off

    Joe went 0-for-3 with a walk Wednesday against the Mets.

    Joe got off to an excellent start to the season, which helped him earn more playing time than expected while splitting time between right field and first base. He's been in the lineup for six of Pittsburgh's last seven games but has now gone just 4-for-22 in that span. Joe will likely need to turn things around quickly to maintain his playing time against righties, with Edward Olivares being his primary competition for plate appearances.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Pirates' David Bednar: Rough outing in non-save situation

    Bednar allowed three earned runs on two hits and a walk while striking out two across two-thirds of an inning Wednesday against the Mets.

    Bednar hadn't pitched since Friday, so the Pirates got him work, even with a five-run deficit. He allowed three of the first four batters he faced to reach base and allowed an earned run, though he managed to end his appearance with a pair of punchouts. His poor line was made worse when Josh Fleming allowed a pair of inherited runners to score. Bednar's allowed at least one earned run in four of his seven appearances and has an ERA of 13.50.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Pirates' Bailey Falter: Outdueled in Wednesday's loss

    Falter (1-1) took the loss Wednesday, giving up two runs on four hits and a walk over five innings as the Pirates fell 9-1 to the Mets. He struck out four.

    The 26-year-old southpaw served up a two-run homer to Starling Marte in the third inning, but he otherwise shut New York down over 73 pitches (47 strikes). Unfortunately for Pittsburgh, Luis Severino was a little bit better for the home squad. Falter has been tagged for only three runs over his last three starts and 16 innings, lowering his ERA to 4.05, but his 10:5 K:BB through 20 frames on the year highlights his limited fantasy ceiling. He lines up to make his next start at home early next week against the Brewers.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Pirates' Jose Hernandez: Optioned to Indianapolis

    The Pirates optioned Hernandez to Triple-A Indianapolis on Wednesday.

    Hernandez has allowed one earned run across 4.2 innings this season, but he will now return to the minors to free up a spot in Pittsburgh's bullpen. It's unclear who will come up from Triple-A to fill the left-hander's spot, but the team will announce a corresponding move Friday.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Pirates' Joey Bart: May have concussion symptoms

    Pirates manager Derek Shelton said Bart was scratched from the lineup ahead of Wednesday's 9-1 loss to the Mets after the catcher wasn't feeling well leading up to game time, Noah Hiles of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    While elaborating on the matter, Shelton noted that Bart was hit in the head by a ball during batting practice a few days ago, but the Pirates had fully expected the 27-year-old to be ready to catch for Wednesday's series finale. However, in light of Bart being scratched prior to first pitch a few days after taking the hit to the head, it's possible that the catcher is dealing with symptoms of a concussion. The Pirates haven't explicitly said that Bart is in concussion protocol at this time, so he'll be considered day-to-day heading into this weekend's three-game series with the Red Sox.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Pirates' Henry Davis: Late addition to lineup

    Davis will start at catcher and bat eighth in Wednesday's game against the Mets.

    The Pirates' initial lineup released earlier Wednesday didn't include Davis, but he'll end up making a third straight start behind the dish to close out the series in Queens. Joey Bart was scratched from the lineup to make room for Davis, though it isn't clear whether Bart was removed from the starting nine due to an injury or illness or simply due to a managerial decision.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Pirates' Henry Davis: Moves to bench Wednesday

    Davis is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mets.

    Davis is on the bench Wednesday for what looks to be a routine maintenance day while the series finale begins at 1:10 p.m. ET. Joey Bart will step in at catcher in place of Davis, who is hitting just .180 with a 29.5 percent strikeout rate over 61 plate appearances this season.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Pirates' Andrew McCutchen: Receives rest day

    McCutchen is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mets.

    McCutchen had started each of the previous three contests while going 4-for-12 with a home run, three RBI, three additional runs and a stolen base, but he'll get a breather as the Pirates and Mets wrap up their series with a day game after a night game. Bryan Reynolds will get a day off out of the outfield and serve as the Pirates' designated hitter while McCutchen rests.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Pirates' Luis Ortiz: Poor outing in loss

    Ortiz (1-1) allowed three earned runs on two hits and a walk while striking out none across 1.2 innings to take the loss Tuesday against the Mets.

    Ortiz entered the game in the sixth inning, immediately following Jared Jones while being tasked with protecting a one-run lead. He retired the first four batters he faced but then ran into trouble by allowing three consecutive hitters to reach base. Ortiz was then let down by Jose Hernandez, who allowed two inherited runners to score. Ortiz has been used in multi-inning relief after losing out on a rotation spot in spring training, and he's posted a subpar 5:6 K:BB in his first 9.1 innings of work.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Held out with back tightness

    Hayes (back) is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mets.

    Hayes was a late scratch ahead of Tuesday's 3-1 loss due to lower-back tightness, so it's not a surprise he's not ready to play in the series finale Wednesday. He missed about a month of action last season with the same injury and still has to manage back issues on occasion. At this point, he's considered day-to-day. Jared Triolo will start at third base Wednesday in place of Hayes.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Pirates' Jared Jones: Throws five scoreless

    Jones threw five scoreless innings during Tuesday's loss against the Mets while allowing one hit and striking out seven batters. He did not factor into the decision.

    Jones was dominant in his fourth career start, needing just 56 pitches to get through five innings while allowing just one batter to reach base. The 22-year-old likely could have continued pitching further into the game, but the Pirates' plan was always to limit him to five innings Tuesday. He departed with a 1-0 lead, but Pittsburgh's bullpen was unable to keep the Mets' offense quiet, leading to a 3-1 defeat and a no-decision for Jones. The right-hander now boasts a 3.13 ERA and 0.78 WHIP alongside a 32:2 K:BB ratio across 23 innings.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Pirates' Oneil Cruz: Inserted into lineup

    Cruz, who was originally slated for a day off, is now in the Pirates' lineup and hitting seventh versus the Mets on Tuesday.

    Cruz was initially not in the lineup Tuesday with southpaw Jose Quintana on the mound for the Mets, but the change in plans is a result of Ke'Bryan Hayes's late scratch for a yet-to-be-revealed reason.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Scratched from lineup

    Hayes was scratched from Tuesday's lineup versus the Mets.

    Hayes was initially slotted to start at third and hit third Tuesday. Oneil Cruz will enter the lineup at shortstop and bat seventh with Jared Triolo shifting to Hayes' position and spot in the order. The reason for the 27-year-old's removal from the Pirates' lineup is not yet clear.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Pirates' Yasmani Grandal: Cleared for rehab assignment

    Grandal (foot) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, Alex Stumpf of MLB.com reports.

    Grandal has been dealing with plantar fasciitis in his left foot since early March but is finally ready to test things out in a game setting. Henry Davis has struggled in the early going, so the Pirates seem likely to stick with their original plan of splitting catching duties between Davis and Grandal once the latter is ready.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Pirates' Oneil Cruz: Getting day off Tuesday

    Cruz is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mets.

    Southpaw Jose Quintana is toeing the rubber for the Mets, so Pirates manager Derek Shelton felt this was a good time to give the left-handed hitting Cruz a breather. The fact that Cruz is 0-for-9 with seven strikeouts over the last two games was probably also a factor. Alika Williams will fill in at shortstop Tuesday.

    ... See More ... See Less

Team Statistical Rankings

Avg R HR ERA
Team .244
(15th)
92
(11th)
16
(22nd)
3.94
(14th)

Injuries

Player Injury
K. Hayes 3B Ke'Bryan Hayes 3B Back
M. Gonzales SP Marco Gonzales SP Forearm
E. Rodriguez C Endy Rodriguez C Elbow
J. Bart C Joey Bart C Head
Y. Grandal C Yasmani Grandal C Foot

Pirates Tickets

vs
Fri, Apr 19 @ 6:40 pm
PNC Park
Pittsburgh, PA