After their short trip to New York, the Pirates have seven straight home games against the Brewers and Astros. The Brewers have been awful since we saw them last, dropping nine of their last ten games (counting the loss the Pirates dealt them on their way out of Miller Park). The Astros are a hilariously terrible bumbling excuse of a baseball team. The Pirates should win at least five of these seven games, if not more.
AJ Burnett takes the mound tonight against Marco Estrada. AJ Burnett leads the NL in strikeouts. Marco Estrada leads the NL in homers allowed. The implication here is clear, I think. The first pitch is at 7:05.