Monday, March 14, 2016

Monday: Bucs Win; Roster Cut Down Day; Red Sox Game Day - Pitching & Lineup

Today: The Bucs visit the Red Sox at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers for a 1:05 game. It's a audio-only broadcast (you can get it on the Pirates web site).

The pitching: Ryan Vogelsong answers the bell today, with John Holdzkom, Trey Haley and Kyle Lobstein slated for some work. Joe Kelly gets the ball for the Bosox.

Ryan Vogelsong goes today (photo Dave Arrigo/Pirates)

The lineup: Alen Hanson 2B, Fran Cervelli C, Gregory Polanco RF, Jason Rogers 3B, Matt Joyce LF, Jake Goebbert 1B, Willy Garcia CF, Gift Ngoepe SS, Vogelsong P.

Yesterday: Gerrit got thru his first spring outing, giving up a pair of solo homers, one a very wind-aided fly, while tossing 37 pitches with a whiff. Tony Watson also gave up a two run shot as five balls left Bradenton's gusty yard, but thanks to 3-RBI days from Starling Marte and Elias Diaz (each of whom went long), the Bucs took a 9-5 win from Detroit. Josh Harrison, with a pair of doubles, joined Marte & Diaz in Sunday's two-hit club. Here's the box score.

  • Option day: The Pirates have sent Tyler Glasnow & Jameson Taillon to Indy and Harold Ramirez to Altoona. Pitchers Steven Brault, Chad Kuhl, Kelvin Marte &Trevor Williams, along w/C Reese McGuire were reassigned to minor league camp. H-Ram will report later; he left camp today to join Team Colombia (along w/minor league OF'er Tito Polo) for the WBC.
  • Chad Thornburg of picks out each team's most likely 2016 breakout candidate; for the Bucs, he likes Gregory Polanco.
  • A piece on the Pirate way by Richard Justice of
  • Four bobblehead give-aways on tap this year, starring the Parrot, Gerrit Cole, JHK and Frankie.
  • The Mariners released 1B Gaby Sanchez.

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