CINCINNATI — Looking ahead to first pitch …
Game: Pirates (27-26) vs. Cincinnati Reds (30-23)
Time: 7:10 p.m.
Site: Great American Ball Park
TV, radio: Root Sports, 93.7 The Fan
Here is the live box score.
And here is the Pirates’ lineup vs. Cincinnati RHP Homer Bailey …
- Alex Presley, LF
- Neil Walker, 2B
- Andrew McCutchen, CF
- Garrett Jones, RF
- Matt Hague, 1B
- Casey McGehee, 3B
- Rod Barajas, C
- Clint Barmes, SS
- A.J. Burnett, RHP
UPDATE 3:18 p.m.: A little extra infield right now for guys at third base …
4:58: Just spent nearly two hours with the Pirates’ players, coaches, staff, and I feel almost odd in telling you this: It’s the most confident clubhouse I’ve seen with this team. They’re in second place, a game over .500 and yet, to a man, they are ADAMANT that they’ve UNDER-achieved to this point. And not just a little.
Take this from McCutchen: “It’s coming. We’re not there yet. We’re not close. But it’s coming.”
Sweep this series, and it’s first place. Just sayin’.
7:11: First pitch from Bailey to Presley, 67 degrees.