BRADENTON, Fla. The Pirates have not yet posted their lineup for tomorrow’s spring training opener against the Phightin’ Phils, but Philly Daily News beat writer David Murphy has dug up his team’s batting order:
1. Jimmy Rollins, ss; 2. Shane Victorino, cf; 3. Raul Ibanez, lf; 4. Ryan Howard, 1b; 5. Geoff Jenkins, rf; 6. Matt Stairs, dh; 7. Jason Donald, 2b; 8. Eric Bruntlett, 3b; Chris Coste, c
Chase Utley, Pedro Feliz and Jayson Werth will not make the trip. No word on whether Ronny Paulino, who’s fighting for a backup job at catcher, will play.
Jamie Moyer, Joe Blanton, Joe Bisunius, Scott Nestor, Joe Borkowski and Mike Koplove and Jake Woods are slated to pitch.
The Pirates are scheduled to use eight right-handed pitchers. The first six batters in Philly’s lineup are lefties. Could be interesting if the wind’s gusting out of McKechnie Field.