After the Pirate scored nine runs in the series finale in Atlanta, the Buccos were able to score seven runs in the first game against the Cardinals. The downside is that the Cardinals were able to have ten runs cross the plate against the Pirates.
The Pirates look to take the first step in winning the series by winning the second game today. Taking the mound for the Pirates, for his third start, will be A.J. Burnett. In his two starts this season, Burnett has a 1.38 ERA and a WHIP of 1.08 while striking out 15 and having a K/BB of 3.00. Lance Lynn will be climbing the bump for the Cardinals. In four starts for the Cardinals, Lynn is 4-0 with an ERA of 1.33 and a WHIP of 0.82.