Game Preview: 5/15/2019: Bucs @ D-Backs

The final game of this three game set between the Bucs and the Diamondbacks brings a recently activited Chris Archer off the IL against Zack Greinke. Expect a ton of sliders and slow curves to either produce a lot of whiffs or hard hit balls. In a move which should surprise absolutely no one following the Pirates managed by Clint Hurdle, hometown hero and speedster Cole Tucker will bat 8th behind the 3 slowest Pirates which should stunt run production if we get any at all. Tucker will either have a Grand Slam opportunity or Cervelli grounds into an inning ending Routine Triple Play. Bryan Reynolds since cooling off has been superglued and Reynolds wrapped to the bench. Hurdle is hoping Josh Bell continues his hot hitting ways to continuing carrying the Pirates on his back like the Grand Piano he carries when rounding 3rd from 1st to home when Joey Cora is waving him on for sure 3rd out of an inning.

Pirates

  1. Adam Frazier (L) 2B
  2. Starling Marte (R) CF
  3. Gregory Polanco (L) RF
  4. Josh Bell (S) 1B
  5. Melky Cabrera (S) LF
  6. Colin Moran (L) 3B
  7. Francisco Cervelli (R) C
  8. Cole Tucker (S) SS
  9. Chris Archer (R) P

DiamondBacks

  1. Jarrod Dyson (L) CF
  2. Eduardo Escobar (S) 3B
  3. David Peralta (L) LF
  4. Adam Jones (R) RF
  5. Ketel Marte (S) 2B
  6. Christian Walker (R) 1B
  7. Nick Ahmed (R) SS
  8. John Ryan Murphy (R) C
  9. Zack Greinke (R) P