Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Friday, April 25, 7:15 PM CDT , Busch Stadium
Gerrit Cole, RHP
2-1, 27.0 IP, 3.67 ERA, 1.26 WHIP
Cole allowed one run over eight strong innings, but he settled for a no-decision against the Brewers on Sunday. Cole gave up six hits and a walk, while striking out six in the game.
Shelby Miller, RHP
1-2, 22.2 IP, 3.57 ERA, 1.50 WHIP
Miller's been hurt by home runs (five) and walks (14) this season, the latter in part due to his tendency to fall too far off to the side as he finishes his delivery. Miller is seeking his first win over the Pirates in five career starts.
Saturday, April 26, 3:05 PM CDT , Busch Stadium
Francisco Liriano, LHP
0-3, 32.0 IP, 4.22 ERA, 1.25 WHIP
Liriano allowed five runs (four earned) on seven hits and two walks in seven-plus innings Monday in a no-decision against the Reds. He faced the Cardinals at PNC Park on April 5, allowing four runs and seven hits in six innings.
Tyler Lyons, LHP
0-1, 6.0 IP, 3.00 ERA, 1.67 WHIP
Lyons allowed two earned runs in six innings Monday night in New York, in his first Major League start of the season. He's filling the spot of Joe Kelly, on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring.
Sunday, April 27, 1:15 PM CDT , Busch Stadium
Edinson Volquez, RHP
1-1, 28.0 IP, 1.93 ERA, 0.93 WHIP
The Pirates most consistent starter takes another shot at his first road win since last July 25. He won his only Busch Stadium start last season and is 3-5 lifetime against the Cardinals.
Adam Wainwright, RHP
4-1, 37.0 IP, 1.46 ERA, 0.81 WHIP
After departing his last start in New York with a right knee tweak diagnosed as hyperextension, Wainwright passed a side session and got the thumbs up to take his regular turn in the series finale.