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Final: Orioles 12, Pirates 10, exhibition

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Looking ahead to first pitch …

Game: Pirates (12-14-1) vs. Baltimore Orioles, exhibition

Starters: RHP Chris Leroux vs. LHP Brian Matusz

Time: 1:05 p.m.

Site: McKechnie Field, Bradenton, Fla.

TV, Radio: Root Sports, 93.7 The Fan

Here is the official live box score.

Here is the TribLIVE’s Pirates page. Rob Biertempfel is loving the red lights.

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.


  1. Drew71 says:

    Thunder. Whatcha gonna do with your Brad Hawpe jersey?

  2. Eric Bowser says:

    I hate Jeff Karstens….. for proving Huntington right. He’s a mess from a health perspective.

  3. Arriba Wilver says:

    24/7 has a nice piece on Jay Bell. There were also some good Rob King ST reports on Root yesterday. In the episode on the rotation, he didn’t mention Sanchez or Gomez in the running. Forget Gomez, but I don’t know if it was a little dated, or if he knows something. I think Sanchez has made the team with his last couple of outings, but maybe not the rotation. I guess we’ll know very soon.

  4. JoeyBats says:

    Listening to the GM show on 93.7FM …..he’s talking about the alternatives for the #4 and # 5 starter spot.
    “……Kyle M, Jeff L, Jonathan Sanchez and…… /// shriek /// Jeanmar Gomez” :-( !!!
    (Chris LeRoux not stretched out enough)

  5. Arriba Wilver says:


  6. Drew71 says:

    They sorta just need four and a half for the first three weeks. Open dates. April rainouts. And snowouts.

  7. Dave G says:

    (sorry guys)

    Tampa Bay Lightning has fired head coach Guy Boucher

  8. Thundercrack says:

    The interesting thing NH said that that is the reason you keep guys like J. Gomez around longer in camp —because of injuries. ( and Karatens hasn’t appeared in a regular game yet). Gomez has some major league experience.

    He also said that they told Hawpe that it would be an extreme long shot for him to make the team and they would not send him to AAA. They told him that before they signed him.

  9. Drew71 says:

    I have a ticket to this game. Not using it.

    High winds, gray skies and 50% chance of thundercracks.
    (Insert Pittsburgh crack HERE: [X])

  10. Thundercrack says:

    Too windy today to go to the game.
    How precious.

    Stay home and watch more of what’s on Oxygen

  11. Drew71 says:

    Ah. There’s Magnificent Thunder now.

  12. Thundercrack says:

    I was a bit surprised how ‘reserved’ the GM was about Sanchez’s recent outings. Not super excited but said he was improving

  13. Thundercrack says:

    Karatens proves DK wrong. Doesn’t that count for something?


  14. Drew71 says:

    I think I prefer Annoying Thunder.

  15. Thundercrack says:


  16. Drew71 says:

    Ah. Right on cue

  17. Dave G says:

    Fun start. Bucs give up 4 runs in first. Still 1 out. Ninth batter up for O’s. Russell Martin gets tossed from the game for barking at the ump.

  18. Dave G says:

    Grand slam for O’s. 8 runs in off of Leroux, top 1st, one out.

  19. Drew71 says:

    How precious.

    Too bad I missed it.

  20. Drew71 says:

    52-51 Ohio State with 11 minutes remaining.

    Those are 11 TV minutes during which Lucky wont breathe.

  21. Daquido_Bazzini says:

    Prepare for deeper problems than the shelving of Jeff Karstens.
    If Huntington did his job correctly, this would be a mere dirt mound on a crowded boulevard.

  22. officer mancuso says:

    That’s a TD & 2 pt conversion by Balto followed by a safety, all in the first quarter, right? Leroux’s line in the box score is epochal.

  23. officer mancuso says:

    Oxygen? Hide the lighters!

  24. Drew71 says:

    The powers of St Lucky

    60-51 two minutes later.

  25. Guess the WBC isn’t a good indicator of whether someone is ready or not.

  26. ISU is no slouch. They aren’t in the Big East. (Kidding)

  27. Drew71 says:

    Ten point lead with 6 minutes left.

    St Lucky is no longer watching the game.

    He’s just fixated on the game clock.

  28. Drew71 says:

    Hail Lucky
    Full of Angst
    The Bucks are winning

  29. Drew71 says:

    THAT did it.

    Down to a three point lead

  30. Dave G says:

    TV sight: Frank Coonelly sitting in the first row, behind Hurdle.

  31. Drew71 says:

    ONE point lead

  32. Drew71 says:

    (Lucky? Lucky? Lucky?)

  33. Drew71 says:

    Not kidding…
    Radio just interrupted by a national weather service warning re a tornado warning.

    What is Iowa State’s team name?

  34. Drew71 says:

    Hey waittaminnit.

    That means I’m gonna be driving through it

  35. Dave G says:

    Tornado is near Lake Louisa… headed toward Universal Studios, Wet ‘n’ Wild Water Park

  36. Dave G says:

    Bucs chipping away at the lead. 9-4 Baltimore after 3 innings.

  37. J Walter Weatherman says:

    The officiating in this OSU – ISU game is just horrible

  38. Drew71 says:

    Wow. Amazing play to almost end the game

    Bucks score a three to break a tie with two tenths of a second left

  39. Drew71 says:

    That’s it. Wow.

    Somebody get some oxygen for Lucky

  40. officer mancuso says:

    By the way, Pedro Alvarez stinks to high Heaven.

  41. Dave G says:

    Who is this Tabata guy? Lots of hustle today.

  42. Today we were celebrating my wife’s birthday after church. Couldn’t even turn it on. Thanks for the updates, though.

    JHadar, ISU is tough.

  43. Drew71 says:

    “Tornado Warning for Brevard County, FL
    Issued by The National Weather Service
    Melbourne, FL”

    Guess where I just arrived

  44. Drew71 says:

    I don’t think I picked a very smart time to stop for gas

  45. If the pumps blow away, duck.

    I pulled off in a tornado once, thinking I was at a used car lot, but it was actually a Bonded Oil Station down the street.
    A humbling experience.

  46. Drew71 says:

    Happy birthday to Mrs Lucky.

    I hope you were on your best behavior.

    It worries me that I have to ask.

  47. Did Martin get hurt in the game today? And why are they still throwing Zagurski?

  48. officer mancuso says:

    Cutch & Alvarez are different.

  49. John Lease says:

    I didn’t know Bobby had a brother.

  50. John Lease says:

    Martin ejected for arguing in the first inning.

  51. John Lease says:

    Good and evil first rounders?

    Or in shape v. bloated?

    Or, talented v. whifferoni?

    I could keep this up…

  52. Arriba Wilver says:

    The new 1B coach reminds me a little of Perry Hill minus the belly, with the goatee and all.

    (That’s for Mr. Magnificent)

  53. Thundercrack says:

    How tall is he?

  54. Thundercrack says:

    Yes, Happy B-day to your wife, Lucky.

  55. Thundercrack says:

    Every ball that I have seen Gabby Sanchez put in play this spring has been hit hard.
    Very hard.

  56. Thundercrack says:

    Pedro stinks.
    He should have hit a home run.

  57. TJ says:

    Jeff Karstens signed to a 10 year extension

  58. Lots of pitching going on in Bradenton today. 10-10 after six. Gues nobody is fooling anyone.

  59. 21sthebest says:

    You could but I think you’d continue to be incorrect.

  60. Arriba Wilver says:

    I still don’t miss Steve Pearce.

  61. TJ says:

    Lets hope he’s not sniffing antler spray

  62. TJ says:

    What about Jeff Clement? Matt Hague?

  63. 21sthebest says:

    I miss Mrs. Steve Pearce

  64. No surprise he’s been mentioned as going to the Yanks.

  65. TJ says:

    21… when the Pirates are on the road and a single player meets a woman; do you think he admits he plays for the Pirates or sticks with the fact that he’s an MLB player?

  66. TJ says:

    I love guessing games… I’m going to say Vegas….

    Btw Pittsburgh is expected to get 6-8 inches of snow over night if it makes you feel better

  67. Arriba Wilver says:

    David Bromberg now pitching for the Bucs. I thought he was a singer/songwriter/musician.
    Maybe he’ll make JAL’s theme for the week.

  68. Arriba Wilver says:

    I miss Mrs. John Russell.

  69. Drew71 says:

    Now THAT’S funny

  70. Drew71 says:

    I miss Mrs. Marge Schott

  71. Drew71 says:

    In her honor, or more likely mine, I just ordered Arrogant B*st*rd Ale.

  72. Drew71 says:

    Temple 35 – Indiana 34

  73. Drew71 says:

    Everytime a ref calls traveling I think…

    1. Correct call but…
    2. Why just that one?

  74. Thundercrack says:

    I love when Bob Walk and Greg Brown bicker during the broadcast.

    Sometimes it reminds me of me & Drew.

  75. Drew71 says:

    I see your point but I think we’re more like Dejan and Neal.

  76. Arriba Wilver says:

    Who’s who?

  77. Drew71 says:

    I’ll be anyone you want if we can make him Kyle Stark

  78. RobertoForever says:

    yes, Happy Birthday. Best ones are those spent with Family and friends.

  79. Daquido_Bazzini says:

    Kyle Stark should be a name from the past.
    He has less business being in his position than a T-Ball administrator that prints out tickets for kids to score free snow cones after the game.
    He’s a dangerous human being on top of it…..

  80. Arriba Wilver says:

    I also wish winter was over.

  81. Daquido_Bazzini says:

    Winter, summer, spring or fall will fail to change a rotten apple like Kyle Stark…..

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