Bucs Around the Diamond: May 1st, 2017

The Pirates Around The Diamond feature will be a gathering of Pirates and NL Central news throughout the day.

UPDATE (4:46 PM)-

UPDATE (4:05 PM)-

Pirates Starting Lineup

Harrison 3B

Mercer SS

McCutchen CF

Polanco LF

Osuna RF

Bell  1B

Gosselin  2B

Stewart C

Cole  P

UPDATE (11:40 AM)-

**If you go by history, things don’t look good for the Pirates tonight in Cincinnati, in eight career starts against the Reds, Gerrit Cole is 0-6 with a 5.44 ERA and is only averaging 5 innings per start.

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**Josh Bell started the season slow but is slowly rounding into form. In his last 14 games, Bell is hitting .341 with 4 HR, 7 RBI and 8 walks.

UPDATE (11:14 AM)-

**In case you missed it, how about this statistic on Ivan Nova. The right-handed has just one 3-0 count this season and none in the last 118 batters.

**Andrew McCutchen currently has the longest active streak of reaching base in the majors (19).


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