SARASOTA, Fla. – Looking ahead to first pitch …
Game: Pirates (3-7) vs. Baltimore Orioles, Grapefruit League
Time: 1:05 p.m.
Site: Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota, Fla.
Radio: 93.7 The Fan
And here is the Pirates’ lineup …
- Alex Presley, LF
- Jose Tabata, RF
- Andrew McCutchen, CF
- Neil Walker, 2B
- Garrett Jones, 1B
- Pedro Alvarez, 3B
- Clint Barmes, SS
- Michael McKenry, C
- James McDonald, RHP
One quick pic from batting practice this morning in Bradenton …
That’s Walker in the cage.
UPDATE 10:13 a.m.: Catcher Rod Barajas and wife Stacie had their seventh child, daughter Starlette, last night in San Diego. Barajas is expected to rejoin the Pirates tomorrow.
12:22 p.m.: All kinds of talk this morning that the Pirates are trying to add pitching. Don’t ask names. Haven’t heard one. But it sounds imminent.
3:41: Brief chat with Joel Hanrahan just now, after another dominant outing …
He hasn’t allowed a hit yet, and he’s struck out three in six innings.