By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media
Looking ahead to first pitch …
Game: Pirates (89-66) vs. Cincinnati Reds (88-67)
Starters: LHP Jeff Locke vs. RHP Bronson Arroyo
Time: 1:35 p.m.
Site: PNC Park
TV, radio: Root Sports, 93.7 The Fan
Here’s the official live box score.
Here’s the Pirates’ lineup …
- Jose Tabata, LF
- Neil Walker, 2B
- Andrew McCutchen, CF
- Justin Morneau, 1B
- Marlon Byrd, RF
- Pedro Alvarez, 3B
- Russell Martin, C
- Clint Barmes, SS
- Locke, P
Here’s TribLIVE’s Pirates page. Rob Biertempfel, Travis Sawchik and Karen Price are on the scene.
Also, thought I’d share this fun talk I had with Justin Wilson last night about the pitch of the game …
What’s cooler still, as Clint Barmes later told me, the pitch perfectly matched his position. He drew it against a wall for me, essentially a straight line from Joey Votto’s bat to the left edge of the mound. Barmes was to stand at the other end of that line … which is right where the ball bounced for the simple 6-3 DP.