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Gameday: Pirates at Brewers, July 18, 2015

| Friday, July 17, 2015, 8:42 p.m.

Today

Pirates at Brewers

7:10 p.m.

Miller Park, Milwaukee

TV/radio: Root Sports/ 93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network

Probable pitchers: Pirates LHP Francisco Liriano (5-6, 2.98) vs. Brewers. RHP Jimmy Nelson (6-9, 4.21)

next up

Sunday: 2:10 p.m. — Pirates LHP Jeff Locke (5-5, 4.03) vs. Brewers RHP Tyler Jungmann (4-1, 2.15)

Monday: 8:10 p.m. — Pirates RHP A.J. Burnett (7-3, 2.11) vs. Royals RHP Yordano Ventura (4-6, 4.73)

did you know?

• In 54 combined at bats against Brewers starting pitcher Jimmy Nelson, current Pirates have combined for a .204 average and no home runs. Nelson has struck out 17 Pirates against five walks, and he relies upon a 93 mph sinker.

• The Pirates have struck out on 386 third strikes that were below the strike zone, the second most in baseball, according to PITCHf/x data via BaseballSavant.com.

stats of the day

14.4 Liriano's whiff rate, third in baseball, trailing only Chris Sale and Clayton Kershaw

29.4 Percentage of weak contact against Liriano, fourth-best among starters

he said it ...

“Our (full-count) chase rate was off the ledger for a while earlier in the season. There are times when we have to realize that a walk has to come in play.”

Clint Hurdle on plate discipline

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