BRADENTON, Fla. — Opening day! (Sort of.) Check my blog every morning during spring training for lineups, pitching matchups, game notes and such. I’ll try to update it throughout the morning as things happen, too.
If you’re coming to the game at LECOM Park (BFKMF), allow for some extra time to pass through security. The Pirates have installed walk-though metal detectors at all gates.
>>> TODAY’S GAMES
Orioles at Pirates, 1:05 p.m., LECOM Park, Bradenton
Orioles: Joey Rickard 7, Craig Gentry 9, Manny Machado 6, Adam Jones 8, Jonathan Schoop 4, Chris Johnson 5, Trey Mancini 3, Anthony Santander DH, Audry Perez 2. Gabriel Ynoa RHP.
Also pitching for Orioles: RHP Parker Bridwell, RHP Jason Garcia, LHP Jed Bradley, RHP Zach Stewart
Pirates: Adam Frazier 6, Starling Marte 8, Andrew McCutchen 9, Gregory Polanco 7, David Freese 5, Jason Rogers 3, Alen Hanson 4, Elias Diaz 2, Barrett Barnes DH. Brault LHP.
Also pitching for Pirates: RHP Trevor Williams, LHP Tony Watson, RHP Daniel Hudson, LHP Felipe Rivero, RHP Juan Nicasio, LHP Antonio Bastardo, RHP A.J Schugel, RHP Pat Light.
Pirates at Rays, 1:05 p.m., Charlotte Sports Park, Port Charlotte
Pirates: Josh Harrison 4, Jordy Mercer 6, John Jaso 3, Eric Wood DH, Joey Terdoslavich 9, Jose Osuna 7, Phil Gosselin 5, Austin Meadows 8, Jacob Stallings 2. Josh Lindblom RHP
Also pitching for Pirates: RHP Tyler Eppler, LHP Dan Runzler, RHP Edgar Santana, LHP Jared Lakind, RHP Dovydas Neverauskas, LHP Cody Dickson
Rays: Corey Dickerson DH, Kevin Kiermaier 8, Rickie Weeks 3, Jake Bauers 7, Nick Franklin 4, Curt Casali 2, Willy Adames 6, Patrick Leonard 5, Shane Peterson 9. David Carpenter RHP
Also pitching for Rays: LHP Dana Eveland, RHP Danny Farquhar, RHP Cory Rasmus, LHP Justin Marks, RHP Neil Wagner, RHP Taylor Guerrieri
>>> Sunday’s game: Pirates (RHP Jameson Taillon) at Orioles (LHP Wade Miley), 1:05 p.m., Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota. Also pitching for Pirates: RHP Tyler Glasnow, RHP Drew Hutchison, RHP Jared Hughes, LHP Tyler Webb.
>>> Gerrit Cole will throw a two-inning simulated game on Sunday.
>>> Monday’s game: Pirates (RHP Chad Kuhl) at Blue Jays (RHP Marcus Stroman), 1:05 p.m., Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, Dunedin.
>>> Francisco Cervelli either won the cook-off after yesterday’s workout or he’s the new heavyweight champion of the world. Cervelli had a large title belt draped over his chair in the clubhouse this morning.
Rob Biertempfel is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @BiertempfelTrib.