Scouting report for Wednesday, July 5: Pirates at Phillies
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
TV/radio: Root Sports/93.7 FM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network
Pirates RHP GERRIT COLE (6-7, 4.51) vs. Phillies RHP BEN LIVELY (1-3, 3.72)
Gamecast: There has been a lot of feast or famine in Cole's 17 starts this season. Five times he has allowed five or more runs, and six times he has allowed one or fewer runs. … The Pirates are 9-8 when Cole starts, but he is coming off allowing seven runs on 10 hits in a 13-5 loss to San Francisco on Friday. … Cole is 3-3 with a 3.45 ERA over 31 1⁄3 innings in six career starts against Philadelphia. He has lost his past two decisions against the Phillies. … A rookie, Lively is making his seventh MLB start. The 25-year-old entered the season as the Phillies' 25th-ranked prospect by Baseball America. … Lively has only 13 strikeouts in 38 2⁄3 major-league innings, although his career minor league strikeout ratio (8.34 per nine innings) in four years is much better.
Thursday, 6:05 p.m.: Pirates RHP Chad Kuhl (2-6, 5.26) vs. Phillies RHP Jeremy Hellickson (5-5, 4.48)