Saturday, April 2, 2016

Today - Bucs v Reds at Indy

Today: The Pirates and Reds tune up at Victory Field in Indianapolis, with the first pitch scheduled for 1:35. It will be aired on 93.7 The Fan. Indy has been the Bucs' AAA club since 2004 and was also part of Cincy's system off-and-on through 1999, so there may be some split loyalties among the crowd.

The pitching: Wilfredo Boscan will get the ball, with Alfredo Simon his mound opponent.

Wlifredo Boscan gets the last exhibition start (photo Pittsburgh Pirates)

The lineup: John Jaso 1B, Cutch CF, David Freese 3B, Starling Marte LF, Fran Cervelli C, Gregory Polanco RF, Josh Harrison 2B, Jordy Mercer SS, Matt Joyce DH, Boscan P. Eliminate the DH, put Franlie Liriano in the pitcher's spot, and you probably have tomorrow afternoon's Opening Day lineup. Expect some early subbing, too.

After the game, stay tuned for the roster to be finalized.

  • The Phillies assigned Ernesto Frieri to minor league camp.

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