Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Buc v Cub Lineups

Bring your mittens; it'll be a cold one at PNC Park tonight. The game starts at 7:05 and is radio & TV. Maybe these guys can help warm it up for ya:

Pirates Lineup: Starling Marte LF, Garrett Jones RF, Andrew McCutchen CF, Pedro Alvarez 3B, Gaby Sanchez 1B, Neil Walker 2B, Russell Martin C, Clint Barmes SS and Wandy Rodriguez P.

It's the same order that Clint Hurdle wrote up Monday. It was a bad lineup then and still is. Even if he keeps Snider on the pine for whatever reason, we think the order would work a lot better if Jones and The Kid switched places. Meanwhile, Wandy had a strong spring, and hopefully it'll carry over into the season.

Cubs Lineup: Dave Sappelt CF, Starlin Castro SS, Anthony Rizzo 1B, Alfonso Soriano LF, Scott Hairston RF, Welington Castillo C, Brent Lillibridge 3B, Alberto Gonzalez 2B and Edwin Jackson P.

Jackson is making his Chi-town debut tonight.This is his third team in two seasons, but he should be a Cubbie for awhile. He signed a 4 year, $52M deal with them that kicked in this season. Leadoff hitter Sappelt oddly enough made his MLB debut against the Cubs as a Red in 2011, before he was sent to the Windy City as part of the Sean Marshall deal last year.

  • Darwin Barney was officially added to the DL. He'll sit while a nasty gash on his knee knits back together.

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