Thursday, July 21, 2016

Thursday: Frankie v Matt Garza, Lineup

Tonight: The game starts at 7:05 and will be carried on Root Sports and 93.7 The Fan. It'll be Fireworks Night at the ballyard, certainly due to the Zambrelli Brothers and maybe because of the pitching matchup.This is the rubber match; the winner takes the series.

Pitchers: Francisco Liriano (5-9, 5.11) closes the Brewer set against Matt Garza (1-3, 5.74). Frankie has shown improvement the last couple of outings; hopefully he's building toward a dog days comeback. Garza's hit hard times lately - he's allowed at least four earned runs in each of his last four starts, and owns a 1.72 WHIP. Unfortunately for Matt and the Brewers, that pretty much matches last year's performance. So the Bucs should get plenty of chances, and maybe tonight they'll start cashing them in a little more urgently.

(Frankie looks to capture some second half lightning (photo Pittsburgh Pirates)

Lineup: Adam Frazier 2B, Gregory Polanco RF, Cutch CF, Starling Marte LF, David Freese 3B, JJ 1B, Jordy SS, Eric Fryer C, Frankie P. Fraze bumps and icy Jaso from leadoff (it's only the second time this season that JJ's started and not hit first) plus it gives Josh a blow.

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