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Pirates Look to Get Back Over .500 Today Against Brewers

Kingham and Bucs look to keep rolling against Brewers

June 01, 2019 - 2:33 pm

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) – After splitting the first two games that have been played, Pittsburgh will look take a series lead against Milwaukee on Saturday at home. The Pirates (28-28) got back in the win column last evening after receiving a solid outing from starting pitcher Chris Archer and a big night at the plate against from multiple players against struggling Brewers (32-26) starter Jhoulys Chacin.

On the mound tonight for the Pirates will be right hander Nick Kingham. Kingham has made 12 appearances this season, including three starts where he has one win, one loss and an earn run average of 8.28. In his last outing, which was a start on Memorial day against Cincinnati, Kingham allowed three earned runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out five in 4.2 innings pitched. Kingham has made four appearances against the Brewers in his career, including three starts where he has a record of 2-1, allowing 12 earned runs in 15.0 IP (7.80 ERA).

Opposing Kingham will be right hander Brandon Woodruff. The Brewers have received a great start to the season from Woodruff who has a record of 7-1 with a 3.22 ERA in 11 starts this season. Woodruff has gone eight innings deep in each of his last two starts. In his last time out he allowed just one hit, which was a solo homer, while giving up no walks and striking out 10. Since being dealt the loss in his third start on the season, Woodruff has won his last six decisions. In three career outings against the Pirates, including one start, Woodruff has struggled, allowing six runs in nine total innings of work (6.00 ERA) with a record of 0-1.

Following the end of tonight’s game the Pirates will take on the Brew Crew once more to wrap up this four game series. The Bucs will then have a day off on Monday before stating a three game series against the Atlanta Braves, which will conclude a seven game, eight day home stand.