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Scouting report for Saturday, May 20: Phillies at Pirates

| Friday, May 19, 2017, 6:21 p.m.
Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Ivan Nova reacts after giving up a double to Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 4, 2017 in Cincinnati. The Reds won 4-2. (AP Photo/Michael E. Keating)
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Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Vince Velasquez


vs. Phillies

4:05 p.m.

PNC Park, Pittsburgh

TV/radio: Root Sports/93.7 FM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network

Probable pitchers

Pirates RHP

Ivan Nova

(3-3, 2.48)

Phillies RHP

Vince Velasquez

(2-3, 5.63)

Gamecast: Over the first six games of their road trip (three games each vs. the Nationals and Rangers), the Phillies' bullpen put up a 6.34 ERA and a .310 batting average against. … Since April 20, Tommy Joseph has raised his batting average 104 points by collecting 23 hits, including 12 for extra bases, in 79 plate appearances. … Nova is 1-0 with a 0.71 ERA in two career starts vs. the Phillies. On Sept. 13, 2016, he whiffed 11 and gave up an earned run, but got a no-decision at Citizens Bank Park. He tossed 6.2 scoreless innings for the Yankees on June 24, 2015.


Sunday, 1:35 p.m.: Pirates RHP Chad Kuhl (1-4, 6.69) vs. Phillies RHP Aaron Nola (2-0, 5.40)

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