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Pirates Preview: Brewers Come To PNC Park For 3 Game Set

Josh Taylor and Greg Finley preview 3 game series against the Brew Crew

Greg Finley
August 05, 2019 - 1:22 pm

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - Every Sunday morning at 8:00 during baseball season Josh Taylor and his producer Greg Finley have the World's Worst Pirates Preview where they break down the upcoming matchup for the Bucs. This week the Pirates take on the Milwaukee Brewers for a 3 game sereis beginning Monday at 7:05.

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Guy the Pirates should be worried about

Josh: Keston Hiura - Since the All Star Break .372 average .449 on base percentage, .705 slugging, 16 extra base hits. 10 games against the Pirates - 3 home runs 10 RBIs and slugging .314

Greg: Ryan Braun - In his last 7 games, .318 average, 7 hits, 1 home run, 4 RBI, .591 slugging

Guy the Brewers should be worried about 

Josh: Bryan Reynolds - Close to qualifying for the batting title, he’s been really good against the Brewers. In 41 at bats he is hitting .439 slugging .634 and has drawn 6 walks against them. 

Greg: Jose Osuna - In the last 7 games, 8hits, 5 runs, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs, 1.188 slugging percentage. 

Best Matchup Pirates

Josh: Starling Marte vs Josh Hader - 2-5 vs him but both are home runs. 

Greg: Starling Marte vs Zach Davies - Marte .417 average .462 OBP .500 slugging .962 OPS also Marte vs Chase Anderson - .441 average, .500 OBP, .765 slugging, 1.265 OPS

Best Matchup Brewers 

Josh: Zach Davies vs Josh Bell - Bell is 2-18 vs Zach Davies with 6 strikeouts. 

Greg: Chase Anderson vs Josh Bell - Bell is 3-21 with 4 strikeouts vs Anderson

Guy No One is talking about Pirates

Josh: Francisco Liriano - It seems weird to bring this guy up. Last 7 appearances 6 innings pitched, 6 hits, 3 earned runs, 4 strikeouts, 3 walks. He’s also a guy no one is talking about because Neal couldn’t move him at the deadline.  

Greg: Colin Moran has been on a cold streak. He’s batting .191 with 15 strikeouts in his last 15 games.

Guy no one is talking about Brewers

Josh: Travis Shaw - Keeps getting sent down and called back up. In the last week Shaw is 2-14. Ivan Nova is no longer here for him to torture. Travis Shaw has had a really bad year. 

Greg: Jordan Lyles - Current Pirates hitters against Lyles lifetime are batting .204 against him, 0 home runs. Against Oakland Lyles - 5 innings 3 hits 1 run 4 strikeouts. Watch him go out and shove against his old team,

Random Stat:

Brewers current hitters are batting .198 vs Steven Brault 

Prediction:

Josh: Brewers 2 out of 3

Greg: Brewers 2 out of 3

Tune into the Sunday Morning Grind with Josh Taylor every Sunday beginning at 7AM.

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