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Final: Orioles 0, Pirates 0, exhibition

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Looking ahead to first pitch …

Game: Pirates (10-14) vs. Baltimore Orioles, exhibition

Starters: LHP Jonathan Sanchez vs. RHP Jake Arrieta

Time: 7:05 p.m.

Site: Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota, Fla.

Radio: 93.7 The Fan

Here is the official live box score.

Here is the TribLIVE’s Pirates page. Rob Biertempfel is lounging on the beach.

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. Looking forward to this game. Great seats behind home plate. Hope its a good game as ST games go.

    DK: Enjoy, RF! No bad seats at Ed Smith.

  2. Have fun Roberto!

  3. Anybody have the lineup and pitchers?

  4. Fire Hurdle! oops it’s BN’s fault

    Now let’s talk Steelers, Fire Tomlin. oops it falls on DL instead with the 1st ranked defense.

    Yeah DB back to the Pens.

    While that covers todays posts

    • Should add Dixon to that list

      • :-) my snarly comment was because of the fire Dixon thread. The worse coach we have with the talent available was Tomlin but I never hear his name it’s the GM or good old Dick. Same with baseball it’s always BN’s. Then we have the first place Pens and it’s Blysma.
        Always seems to be the person least liked in each organization.

  5. Time for Russell Martin to get in gear- opening day is just around the corner.

  6. They just gave the weather report – in Baltimore 34°, Pittsburgh 26°. Sarasota 67° and clear.

    Btw, Tabata does look quite svelte.

  7. Time for the next chapter in the Jonathan Sanchez Debacle to unfold.

    • I’ll stick my neck out here and say that I expect Sanchez to be a respectable back of the order guy.

      • They really need someone to step up there. This will probably be his last start before they have to make up their mind on him one way or the other. Most of these guys have an out clause that kicks in with about a week to go. He did pitch well his last time out.

      • Think that sounds very reasonable, considering what I am seeing.

  8. Gaby Sanchez scratched due to an allergic reaction. Insert your own joke here.

  9. Well, lead off double by Marte, swinging at first pitch. But between Walker, Cutch and Pedro, all they could muster was a ground out advancing to 3rd and 2 K’s.

  10. With 2 outs and a man on third, an aging, failed #1 draft pick strikes out by swinging and missing six times.

  11. Great caught stealing of Machado for the third out. Martin fired a cannon, although a little to the third base side. Walker with a great scoop and quick lateral tag. Looks different than 2012.

    • Pirates catching a base thief = man bites dog. Give credit to the pitcher’s delivery as well as the catcher’s throw and the second baseman’s play.

      • Too be honest I wasn’t paying attention to Sanchez checking Machado, so not sure if it was different.

        But the cannon to second WAS different, and it stood out to me. And agree on the 2nd baseman’s quick tag. It also stood out and I mentioned it.

  12. Snider is looking quite healthy as well. And nice plate patience there.

  13. After 2, Sanchez has been hit once on the ground and 3 times in the air. With no K’s. That’s luck.

  14. I found Lacee Collins. Tucson, Arizona – 1290am The Source. She’s also going to law school. Glad to see she landed back home.

  15. Devils lead Carolina 1-0 after 1. Marty Brodeur has the goal. No foolin’.

  16. Sanchez has the nasty hook working tonight. Except the one pitch he threw juuuuust a bit outside. All the way to the backstop.

  17. Snider with some more great plate patience, and rips a single past the diving first basemen. With 1 out and man on 1st.

  18. Marte shows some patience finally and it pays off. Roberts apparently trips on edge of grasses on a slow grounder, and everyone safe. Cutch with another hard grounder back to pitcher for FC. Pedro K’s looking.

    Garrett takes first pitch for a ride down the RF line, going, going…….it would have been gone at PNC Park, but here in Sarasota, its a fly out at the wall.

    • Sanchez still dealing, and Pedro with his second awesome reaction stab at third for the final out of fifth. Still scoreless.

      Who knew, a pitching duel.

      • Roberto. You must attend every game in which Sanchez pitches.

        Every. Stinking. One.

        Except, you know, make them not stink.

        • Haha. Everyone that’s on a Saturday in Pittsburgh. Or in Toronto.

          You jinxed it. Ryan Reid now in for Sanchez in the bottom of the sixth. But he is still dealing. Broke two bats already.

  19. By the way. How did pitt do today?

  20. Here come the replacements. New pitcher for O’s. Pie in for Cutch.

  21. Thanks Roberto-Have enjoyed your posts. Hope you are around for the season,

    • Thanks, John. About to lose my battery life on my pad. Will have to make sure I have a full charge tomorrow.

  22. Roberto, thanks for the reports.

  23. Well there’s three hours of my life I’ll never get back. :)

  24. They should come up with some unique way to break ties in ST.

    Like a home run derby-using 2 by 4′s.


    A juggling of baseballs contest.


    Release a bull on to the field. Last guy off the field is the winner.

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