Thursday, March 26, 2015

Bucs v Braves, Lineup & Notes

The Pirates get back on the bike today against the Braves with Vanimal on the hill against once-upon-a-time Bucco Wandy Rodriguez. The game's at McKechnie Field, scheduled for a 1:05 start. It will be aired on

The Lineup: Josh Harrison 3B, Neil Walker 2B, Cutch CF, Corey Hart RF, Starling Marte LF, Jordy Mercer SS, Pedro 1B, Francisco Cervelli C, Worley.
The Bench: Jaff Decker, Wilkins Castillo, Jose Tabata, Andrew Lambo, Steve Lombardozzi, Sebastian Valle, Gregory Polanco, Pedro Florimon, Deibinson Romero, Gustav Nunez, Gorkys Hernandez, Brent Morel, Sean Rodriguez, Tony Sanchez. Yep, home game, so all hands all deck.
The Pitchers: Clayton Richard, Deolis Guerra and three guys from minor league camp; it's time to start streeeeeeetching out those arms.

The no-doubt-about-it Bucco SS (Topps 2013 Rookie card)
Cory Hart continues to get some outfield work as Vance Worley tries to build on what's been a very solid spring for him. This is as close as they've gotten to a regular season lineup; add El Coffee and that's it. Opening Day is just around the corner on April 6th and there are only seven Grapefruit League games left. It should be just about time for The Turk to make his rounds.

  • Cutch cut his hair; he'll auction off the dreads at for Pirate Charities. 
  • Jung-Ho Kang was originally part of the game roster, but was scratched to take more batting work at Pirate City.
  • Forbes has released its always controversial MLB Franchise Value report. Not unexpectedly, the Bucco club has zoomed way up in the ratings.
  • Tim Williams is flipping his popular Pirates Prospects site from an ad-revenue model to subscription basis, beginning April 13th. You can sign up on his home page.

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