By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media
Looking ahead to first pitch …
Game: Pirates (48-37) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (40-45)
Time: 8:10 p.m.
Site: House of Horrors
TV, radio: Root Sports, 93.7 The Fan
Here is the live box score.
And here is the Pirates’ lineup vs. Milwaukee RHP Zack Greinke …
- Drew Sutton, LF
- Neil Walker, 2B
- Andrew McCutchen, CF
- Garrett Jones, RF
- Casey McGehee, 1B
- Pedro Alvarez, 3B
- Rod Barajas, C
- Clint Barmes, SS
- James McDonald, RHP
UPDATE 5:10 p.m.: Mark Appel did not sign with the Pirates.
Now that it’s over, I’ll share with you that the only way Scott Boras was going to agree is if the team had gone above and beyond and paid those penalties — next year’s first-rounder, cash, etc. — to get his client somewhere in the range of $6 million. As you can see, the Pirates didn’t do that.
Boras’ thought process is that, as he told me, “Talent will always find a way,” so he sees more options for Appel than some of us do. We’ll see.