The Sunday, May 11 contest vs. the St. Louis Cardinals has been selected by ESPN for its exclusive National Sunday Night Baseball telecast. As a result the first pitch will move from 1:35 p.m. to 8:05 p.m. This will mark the Pirates first appearance on the Sunday night showcase from PNC Park.
Two additional games will experience a change in first pitch times. Saturday, May 24 vs. the Washington Nationals has changed from 4:05 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. as the game was chosen for an exclusive FOX national telecast. The Saturday, August 30 game vs. the Cincinnati Reds has moved from 7:05 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. and will be telecast nationally on Fox Sports 1, with ROOT Sports also having the ability to carry the divisional match-up.
Due to the later game time change, the Saturday, August 30 Skyblast featuring Gavin DeGraw will now be a Fan Jam concert presented by Highmark. The Pirates will announce an additional Zambelli Fireworks Night to be added to the schedule at a later date.