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Scouting report for Sunday, July 16: Cardinals at Pirates |

Scouting report for Sunday, July 16: Cardinals at Pirates

Rob Biertempfel
| Saturday, July 15, 2017 5:15 p.m
The Pirates face All-Star Carlos Martinez and the Cardinals on Sunday.

Pirates gameday

vs. Cardinals

1:35 p.m.

PNC Park

TV/radio: AT&T SportsNet/93.7 FM, Pirates Radio Network

Probable pitchers

Pirates RHP TREVOR WILLIAMS (3-4, 4.80) vs. Cardinals RHP CARLOS MARTINEZ (6-8, 3.40)

Gamecast: Williams is 1-0 with a 6.23 ERA in three career relief outings vs. the Cardinals, all of which came last season. … Since being tagged for eight runs in three innings in his first start May 8 vs. the Dodgers, Williams has gone 2-2 with a 4.03 ERA in his last 11 outings. He has surrendered a home run in two of his last nine starts. … Martinez was chosen to the National League All-Star team via the players’ vote. It was the second selection of his career. He threw two scoreless innings and collected a game-high four strikeouts. Martinez and Dizzy Dean (1934) are the only two Cardinals pitchers to notch four strikeouts in an All-Star Game. … Martinez needs six strikeouts to become the 29th Cardinals pitcher to reach 600 strikeouts.

Next up

Monday, 7:05 p.m.: Brewers LHP Brent Suter (1-1, 2.96) vs. Pirates RHP Chad Kuhl (3-6, 4.96)

Categories: Pirates
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