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On location: Tigers 4, Pirates 1, exhibition

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

LAKELAND, Fla. — Looking ahead to first pitch …

Game: Pirates (2-5) vs. Detroit Tigers, exhibition

Starters: RHP Jeanmar Gomez vs. LHP Drew Smyly

Time: 1:05 p.m.

Site: Joker Marchant Stadium

Radio: 93.7 The Fan

Here is the official live box score.

Here is the TribLIVE’s Pirates page. I’m on the scene.

Here is some of my talk yesterday with Gaby Sanchez

And here is the visitors’ lineup …

  1. Starling Marte, LF
  2. Alex Presley, CF
  3. Russell Martin, DH
  4. Matt Hague, 3B
  5. Travis Snider, RF
  6. Josh Harrison, 2B
  7. Clint Robinson, 1B
  8. Michael McKenry, C
  9. Jordy Mercer, SS

UPDATE 4:43 p.m.: Here’s my news story just filed on some weirdness with Martin that took place after the game. Wouldn’t make too much of it just yet, but …

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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, recently, 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 country's top four columnists by the AP Sports Editors. For 2012, he was named one of the country's top three columnists by the National Headliners. For 2013, he was named the state's top columnist by the Keystone Press Awards and top columnist in Western Pennsylvania by the Golden Quills.

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