Frankie was banged around last outing, and his command has gotten him into pitching holes. But his peripheral stats aren't much different than last seasons except for a huge 16% HR rate on fly balls, and he hopes to join Charlie Morton in the win column today. Fister just came off the DL a couple of weeks ago, and was strong in his last game as he rounds into shape. The 6'8" hurler depends on a steep downward plane to coax ground balls.
Lineup: Josh Harrison RF, Neil Walker 2B, Cutch CF, Ike Davis 1B, Starling Marte LF, Pedro 3B, Jordy Mercer SS, Chris Stewart C and Liriano P.
The game begins at 1:35 and will be aired on Root Sports and 93.7 The Fan.
- The Pirates are looking for their first five game winning streak since early August of 2013. It would also be their first four-game series sweep since 2006 v the Brewers. This will be the team's third effort at a final-day sweep; they're 0-2 so far.
- Travis Sawchik of the Tribune Review has the 411 on the new and amazing tracking devices which will soon provide a whole new world of data to digest.