Friday, March 18, 2011

The Lineup Card

Pirates @ Philadelphia, 1:05 PM, Brad Lincoln vs Roy Halladay:

Lineup: Corey Wimberly CF, John Bowker LF, Steve Pearce RF, Ryan Doumit C, Garrett Atkins 3B, Andy Marte 1B, Josh Rodriguez 2B, Pedro Ciriaco SS and Brad Lincoln P.

Pitching: Brad Lincoln is penciled in to pitch the first four innings, followed by Chris Resop, Jose Veras, Mike Crotta and Chris Leroux.

The game today can be heard on 970 ESPN in Pittsburgh and on the Pirates Radio Network.

-- Ryan Doumit is playing his first Grapefruit League game in ten days; fortunately his oblique strain wasn't severe.

-- It's "show-me" day; all of today's players except for Doumit are in battles to head north after camp.

-- Scott Olsen's ineffectiveness and lack of innings, along with Brad Lincoln's remaining option, make Charlie Morton the betting favorite for the fifth rotation spot.

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