Looking ahead to first pitch …
Game: Pirates (7-13) vs. Houston Astros, Grapefruit League
Time: 1:05 p.m.
Site: Osceola County Stadium, Kissimmee, Fla.
Here is the live box score. Rob Biertempfel makes the GREAT drive to central Florida.
And here is the Pirates’ lineup …
- Alex Presley, LF
- Josh Harrison, 3B
- Nate McLouth, CF
- Casey McGehee, 1B
- Yamaico Navarro, 2B
- Rod Barajas, C
- Clint Barmes, SS
- Eric Fryer, RF
- Brad Lincoln, RHP
UPDATE 1:40 p.m.: Neal Huntington just told reporters in Florida that Pedro Alvarez will make the team no matter how he hits, barring injury. Not making this up.
You know, I described in a column last week the “pressure-free cocoon” the Pirates have created for Pedro, and this might be the most glaring example of that.
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