If you missed the game, you can read my live blog here. Dejan has a summary up at that Post-Gazette, and the mothership posted a story, too.
My take on the performances:
1. Luis Matos, Pittsburgh
Matos hit two homers (one wind-aided, one not) in the first game of Grapefruit League play. He started in the outfield along with Andrew McCutchen and Chris Aguila as the regulars (Bay, Duffy, Nady) had the day off. Matos has a legitimate shot at earning a spot on the Opening Day roster, especially if Xavier Nady's intestinal ailment (rumored to be Crohn's disease) forces him to miss time.
2. Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh
You can't ask for much more from a top prospect. He led off for the Pirates and hit a homer on the third pitch he saw. In his next at bat, he doubled into the ga...
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