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)|
- Cutch cut his hair; he'll auction off the dreads at MLB.com 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.