Scouting report for Tuesday, July 4: Pirates at Phillies
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
TV/radio: Root Sports, ESPN/93.7 FM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network
Pirates RHP JAMESON TAILLON (4-2, 2.97) vs. Phillies RHP MARK LEITER JR. (1-0, 4.20)
Gamecast: Taillon is 2-1 with a 2.42 ERA in 22 1⁄3 innings over four starts since his return from surgery to address testicular cancer. … The Pirates have yet to win a four-game series this season. … Monday began a stretch of 16 of 23 games on the road for the Pirates. … Leiter Jr., the son of a former major-league pitcher by the same name and nephew of former three-time World Series winning pitcher Al Leiter, is making his third start since being moved into the rotation. The 22nd-round pick in 2013 made 12 relief appearances after making his MLB debut in April. … Leiter Jr. pitched six shutout innings in his first start June 23 and was charged with four runs on nine hits in his next outing five days later.
Wednesday, 7:05 p.m.: Pirates RHP Gerrit Cole (6-7, 4.1) vs. Phillies RHP Ben Lively (1-3, 3.72)