Gameday: Pirates vs. Rockies, Aug. 29, 2015
PNC Park •TV/radio: Root Sports/ 93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network
Probable pitchers: Rockies LHP Chris Rusin (4-6, 4.97) vs. Pirates LHP J.A. Happ (2-1, 2.08)
Sunday, 1:35 p.m.: Rockies LHP Jorge De La Rosa (7-6, 4.61) vs. Pirates RHP Charlie Morton (8-5 2.40)
Monday: Off day
Did you know?
• An extreme fly-ball pitcher for his career, J.A. Happ has a career-best .9 groundball-to-fly ball ratio with Pirates.
• Minnesota Twins phenom Miguel Sano hit 12 homers and drove in 37 runs in his first 45 career games. The only other players to do that before turning 23: Orlando Cepeda and Albert Pujols. The Pirates were controversial runners-up in their bid to sign the Dominican prospect in 2009.
Stats of the day
99.8 — Pirates' pct. odds to make playoffs, according to Fangraphs.com
20 — Pirates' pct. odds to win the division
He said it ...
“That's definitely a homer.”
— Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki on a Sano hit ruled a double after it hit the catwalk at Tropicana Field on Thursday. Statcast projected the ball would have traveled more than 400 feet.