Pittsburgh Pirates Vs. Philadelphia Phillies Lineups, Odds, And Weather


The Battle of Pennsylvania is renewed this evening as the Pittsburgh Pirates (15-16) open a four-game series with the Phillies (11-21) in Philadelphia.

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It is the fourth consecutive year that the Pirates and Phillies have played a four-game set at Citizens Bank Park. The Bucs are coming off a 4-3 victory Sunday at home against the St. Louis Cardinals. Tonight is Pittsburgh’s first series of the season against an opponent from the National League Eastern Division.

Lefthander Antonio Bastardo was placed on the Paternity List Monday by the Bucs. Bobby LaFromboise, also a southpaw, was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis to take his spot. He will wear No. 39.

The Phillies are coming off a 7-4 loss Sunday at home to the New York Mets. They are 7-8 at home this season and in last place in the NL East.

When: Monday, May 11

First Pitch: 7:05 p.m. ET

Site: Citizens Bank Park

Playing Surface: Kentucky Blue Grass

Television Coverage: ROOT Sports Network

Radio Coverage: KDKA-FM 93.7 – The Fan

Announcers: Greg Brown, Tim Neverett, Bob Walk, Steve Blass and John Wehner

Live (Pay) Streaming: MLB.TV

Sirius XM Satellite Radio: XM Internet 861

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Odds: Pirates -1.5 According To Bovada Online Sportsbook and the Over/Under is at 7.5.

Weather Forecast: According to the Weather Channel, the forecast is calling for partly cloudy with a chance of a stray shower or thunderstorm. The low tonight is 67. Chance of rain is 20%.

Starting Pitchers: Philadelphia will go with Jerome Williams (2-2, 5.10 ERA). In three starts at home this season the 6-foot-3, 260-pound righthander is 2-0 with a 2.89 ERA.

The Bucs will send Gerrit Cole (4-1, 2.27 ERA) to the hill. The 24-year-old will be making his seventh start of the season. His last start was a 3-0 loss to Cincinnati last Wednesday at PNC Park. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound righthander is 1-1 with a 2.61 ERA in two career starts against the Phillies.

Your Starting Lineups:


1) – Gregory Polanco, RF

2) – Neil Walker, 2B

3) – Andrew McCutchen, CF

4) – Starling Marte, LF

5) – Pedro Alvarez, 1B

6) – Jung Ho Kang 3B

7) – Jordy Mercer, SS

8) – Chris Steward, C

9) – Gerrit Cole, RHP


1) – Ben Revere, LF

2) – Freddy Galvis, SS

3) – Chase Utley, 2B

4) – Ryan Howard, 1B

5) – Grady Sizemore, RF

6) – Odubel Herrera, CF

7) – Cody Asche, 3B

8) – Carlos Ruiz, C

9) – Jerome Williams, RHP

Up Next: Pittsburgh and Philadelphia meet Tuesday in the second match-up of their four-game set. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

It will be a battle of righthanders as the Phillies will send Sean O’ Sullivan (0-1) to the mound and the Bucs will counter with A.J. Burnett (1-1). The game will be broadcast on ROOT Sports Pittsburgh.

From The Clipboard: Pittsburgh went 6-1 against Philadelphia in 2014…The Pirates have scored in the first inning in three of their last four contests and have out-scored their opponents 14-3 in the first frame this season…Sean Rodriguez is hitting .406, 13-for-32, in his first 24 contests as a member of Clint Hurdle’s crew.

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