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Final: Braves 18, Pirates 9, exhibition

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Looking ahead to first pitch …

Game: Pirates (10-13) vs. Atlanta Braves, exhibition

Starters: RHP Kyle McPherson vs. LHP Mike Minor

Time: 1:05 p.m.

Site: Champion Stadium, Kissimmee, Fla.


Here is the official live box score.

Here is the TribLIVE’s Pirates page. Rob Biertempfel is wearing mouse ears.

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. Did Tabata really get caught stealing by the same battery that let Mckenry swipe 2nd?

  2. Kyle McPherson’s outing was really discouraging today. How about just once when one of these “prospects” has a chance to make a statement we see positive results ? After his last outing, he could have cemented his spot with a good outing today. Instead, after 9 runs in 4.2 innings, we turn our attention back to Jonathan Sanchez tomorrow night. Thank goodness the system’s been flooded, huh.

  3. Guys, I owe you an apology for forgetting this game thread today. I actually had it ready to go last night. Just forgot to pull the trigger. And it was very busy today with the basketball out here.

    Especially because of all the dedicated baseball fans here, I promise to be more careful in the future. I just blew it.

  4. Wonder why the Steelers were the lone vote against getting rid of the “tuck rule”? Vote was 29-1.

    DK: They’re the new Raiders.

    No, really, check Alan Robinson’s news report. Full explanation.

    • I am just happy the Tuck rule is gone. Now if they can re-do when a fumble is a fumble and when a completion is a completion rules I would be happy.

    • Yeah, I saw Alan’s report. I just thought the “don’t fix what’s not broken” explanation was weak sauce. Not saying there is more to their vote but the rule did have implications for the Steelers back in 01.

  5. I wasn’t following the game. Did the Braves miss a two point conversion?

  6. Just saw an ad for “42″ the biopic about Jackie Robinson. Looks promising. Now get to work on “21″ Hollywood.

  7. Finally saw “Lincoln” tonight.


    DK: Seconded.

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