Pittsburgh Pirates: Game Two Rained Out

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PITTSBURGH - JUNE 03: In honor of his induction in the Hockey Hall of Fame, broadcaster Mike "Doc" Emrick is greeted by the Pirate Parrot prior to throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Houston Astros on June 3, 2008 at the PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH - JUNE 03: In honor of his induction in the Hockey Hall of Fame, broadcaster Mike "Doc" Emrick is greeted by the Pirate Parrot prior to throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Houston Astros on June 3, 2008 at the PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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The Pittsburgh Pirates second game of the season has been postponed and will be made up later in May.

After dropping their opening day game against the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday, where the ninth inning featured some high tension with the Pirates in a position to tie the game, the club has to wait an additional day to seek their first win of the year.  The second game of the season has been postponed and will instead take place tomorrow, with the matchup still looking to be Trevor Williams against new Red Sonny Gray.

Williams is coming off a season in which he tossed a 3.11 ERA in 31 starts and Gray a 4.90 ERA in 23 starts and 30 games total.  With Joe Musgrove scheduled to start tomorrow, he’ll look to go on Thursday, April 4th against the Reds instead.

With the off day on Friday, Starling Marte was back in the lineup today before the game got washed out, which is a good sign with regards to the Pirates center fielder’s migraine issue.  Another day off isn’t the worst thing for him, and it’ll now be two days since being scratched when the club takes the field tomorrow.

The rescheduled game between the Pirates and Reds will take place on May 27th, Memorial Day, and will be a double header of the day and night variety, with the originally scheduled game being at 1:10 and the makeup scheduled at 7:10.

The Pirates will still need their fifth starter on April 7th, which looks to be Jordan Lyles, and despite this cancellation, the Pirates are still set to throw Taillon on April 3rd against the St. Louis Cardinals, the final game of the two game series.

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The Pirates official second game of the season will take place tomorrow, March 31st and the weather in The Queen City looks to be better, with a game time temperature of 37° and no chance of rain.

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