Thursday, March 31, 2016

Buc Bats Break Out to Close Spring, Notes

Tomorrow: It's a get away day. The team hops to Indy to face the Reds in a final tune-up on Saturday before coming home to square off against the Redbirds.

Today: The Bucs sent 10 batters against Jake Odorizzi in the opening frame and scored five of them.  The RBI hits were singles by David Freese and Michael Morse, with the big blow a three-run shot by Matt Joyce. It was just the start of a day filled with fireworks during a 13-8 Bucco win.

Fran & The Shark are ready to go (photo Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

S-Rod banged a grand salami, Fran went long and The Beast's hammy appeared to be just fine as he went 2-for-2, scoring twice with a run driven in. Cole Figueroa kept his name in play, too, with an RBI double. None of the pitching was noteworthy, tho, except for the Shark, who ran up a 1-2-3 frame. The final box score of the spring is here.

  • The Pirates finished the spring with a 8-20-2 slate.
  • Channel 4 will kick of the season tomorrow night with an hour long show "Chronicle: The Bucs in Bradenton" at 8PM.

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