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Probable Pitchers

Pittsburgh Pirates @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Jameson Taillon, RHP
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Taillon has been dominant thus far, allowing only two runs while striking out 18 in 20 1/3 innings. According to Statcast, 67.6 percent of Taillon’s pitches so far this season have been fastballs and nobody has recorded a hit off his curveball.

Jake Arrieta, RHP
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Arrieta is slowing building his pitch count after signing with the Phillies on March 12. He threw 88 pitches Saturday against the Rays, allowing seven hits, two earned runs and two walks while striking out one in 6 2/3 innings.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Ivan Nova, RHP
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Nova seems to be rounding into form, as he’s allowed three runs while pitching into the seventh inning in each of his last two starts. The veteran right-hander has walked only one batter while striking out 18 over his last three starts.

Ben Lively, RHP
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Lively has struggled a bit in his past two starts. He has allowed 16 hits, eight earned runs, two walks and two home runs in 9 2/3 innings with nine strikeouts. Opponents have hit .372 against him in the two outings.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Steven Brault, LHP
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Brault struggled to put away hitters in a six-inning, five-run loss to Colorado on Monday night. Holding a rotation spot after breaking camp in the bullpen, Brault will try to improve against the Phillies, whom he hasn't faced since Sept. 14, 2016.

Aaron Nola, RHP
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Nola has not allowed more than four hits or two runs in any of his four starts this season. His strikeout totals are down (15 in 24 1/3 innings), but he seems to be OK with that as he is getting outs earlier in the count.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Trevor Williams, RHP
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    Trevor Williams, last 5 years vs. PHI
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Williams put together his third quality start on Tuesday, allowing two runs over six innings in a loss to Colorado. He has yet to allow more than two runs or work less than 5 1/3 innings in a start this season. He has never pitched in Philadelphia.

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