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On location: Red Sox 16, Pirates 6

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

BRADENTON, Fla. — Looking ahead to first pitch …

Game: Pirates (2-2) vs. Boston Red Sox, exhibition

Starters: RHP Jameson Taillon vs. RHP John Lackey

Time: 1:05 p.m.

Site: McKechnie Field


Here is the official live box score.

Here is the TribLIVE’s Pirates page. Rob Biertempfel and I are on the scene, but my coverage won’t begin in earnest until tomorrow.

And here is a TribLIVE video interview with Michael McKenry

Author: Dejan Kovacevic

Dejan Kovacevic, a lifelong Pittsburgher, is an award-winning sports columnist for Trib Total Media covering the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, Pitt and more, including his fourth Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He also appears on WPXI-TV's 'Subway Final Word’ and hosts a weekly show on TribLIVE Radio. For 2011, he was named one of the top four columnists in the country -- highest circulation category -- by the AP Sports Editors. For 2012, he was named one of the top three columnists in the country by the National Headliners Awards. For 2013, he was named top columnist in the state by the Keystone Awards and second-place by the Pennsylvania AP Managing Editors.


  1. Has Neil Finn tweeted where he thinks Taillon and Cole should start the season?

    Very cool, Dejan.

  2. Four former Pirates in the lineup for Boston if you count Overbay.

  3. Wow..did you guys hear about what Rick DiPietro said?

    • Get a room?

    • Why would a young man like that think about something like that? That sure is a long term solution for any short term problems he might have.

    • Just goes to show depression is an equal opportunity affliction. Always odd when the wealthy admit to it and suicidal thoughts. They have the same existential anxieties all of us have-mortality, health, happiness, but their life is not muddied with everyday concerns like paying bills and saving for retirement, etc.

      Reminds me of the great scene in Barfly:

      Tully: You can really write. Why do you live like a bum?
      Henry: I am a bum. What do you want me to do? Do you want me to write about the sufferings of the upper classes?
      Tully: This may be news to you but they suffer too.
      Henry: Hey baby, nobody suffers like the poor.

  4. What PBC hurlers have been getting lit up today? I think Sanchez was one?

  5. 10 walks in 4 innings by “Pirates” pitchers.

  6. 14 walks now, but it’s only the 7th inning.

  7. 95 wins……….
    ……………..or BUST !

  8. Lost three in a row. They may never win another game again.

    Does it count as another collapse if they only win two games to begin with?

    All year?

  9. I just spent a ridiculous amount of time trying to answer this. On the bright side, I learned what “prelapsarian” means in Christian theology. It definitely doesn’t apply.

    • Correct. Nothing innocent or unspoiled here.

      • Heh. This, from Wikipedia, on a related term:

        “Reprobation, in Christian theology, is a corollary to the Calvinistic or broadly Augustinian doctrine of unconditional election which teaches that some of mankind (the elect) are predestined by God for salvation. Therefore, the remainder are left bound to their fallen nature and certain damnation. This same state of unbelief is also known as reprobation. In Calvinist terminology, the non-elect are often referred to as the reprobate. Similarly, when a sinner is so hardened as to feel no remorse or misgiving of conscience, it is considered as a sign of reprobation.”

        That last sentence has FO written all over it.

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