Harrell's been hurt by a couple of very rough outings, but in six of his nine starts he's allowed two runs or fewer, so if the Pirates catch him on a good day, he can be a tough customer. The righty is 1-0/5.91 in two career starts against the Bucs. Like Locke, he doesn't generally get very deep into games, so this has the look of a becoming a bullpen battle.
The game starts at 1:35 and will be aired by Root Sports and The Fan 93.7.
Pirate lineup: T
A little different look to the Houston lineup with a lefty on the bump.
- Since the six-steal game against the Brewers, The Fort has been out early working on his mechanics with Tom Prince and Jeff Banister, including some reps at second to tweak his motion. We'll see if it works today.
- Starling Marte has a five game hitting streak.
- Yesterday was the first time the 'Stros came back to win after trailing through seven (1-26) and the first time Pittsburgh has lost after leading through seven (18-1).
- Pittsburgh is off Monday before playing 16 games in 16 days, starting with Cubs Tuesday at PNC Park.