By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media
Looking ahead to first pitch of first playoff game ever on this soil …
Game: Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds, National League wild card game
Starters: LHP Francisco Liriano vs. RHP Johnny Cueto
Time: 8:07 p.m.
Site: PNC Park
TV, radio: TBS (national), 93.7 The Fan
Here’s the official live box score.
The Pirates’ lineup:
- Starling Marte, LF
- Neil Walker, 2B
- Andrew McCutchen, CF
- Justin Morneau, 1B
- Marlon Byrd, RF
- Pedro Alvarez, 3B
- Russell Martin, C
- Clint Barmes, SS
- Liriano, P
The Reds’ lineup:
- Shin-Soo Choo, CF
- Ryan Ludwick, LF
- Joey Votto, 1B
- Brandon Phillips, 2B
- Jay Bruce, RF
- Todd Frazier, 3B
- Zack Cozart, SS
- Ryan Hanigan, C
- Cueto, P
The Pirates’ 25-man roster for the game:
Pitchers: Gerrit Cole, Jeanmar Gomez, Jason Grilli, Vin Mazzaro, Mark Melancon, Bryan Morris, Tony Watson, Justin Wilson, Liriano.
Catchers: John Buck, Tony Sanchez, Martin.
Infielders: Josh Harrison, Garrett Jones, Jordy Mercer, Gaby Sanchez, Morneau, Walker, Alvarez, Barmes.
Outfielders: Travis Snider, Jose Tabata, Byrd, Marte, McCutchen,
Here’s TribLIVE’s Pirates page. Rob Biertempfel, Travis Sawchik, Karen Price and I — plus a whole lot of other folks from the Trib — are on the scene.
And here again was the Tuesday column advancing this game.
A bit of my talk on the field just now with the owner …