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Spring Training Update: Bucs vs. Twins, Rays

The Bucs split their weekend games, thumping Minnesota, 13-7, and getting thumped by Tampa Bay, 12-4.
Ian Snell was average; Tom Gorzelanny was abysmal.
From the Post-Gazette: There’s a chance Freddy and John Grabow will both start the year on the disabled list (freeing up roster spots, potentially, for Don Kelly and Juan Perez); Gorzelanny and Tony Armas made the rotation at the expense of Sean Burnett, Shawn Chacon and Shane Youman; Andrew McCutchen will start the year at Double A, but by no means is upset about it.
For what it’s worth, Sanchez and Grabow would be eligible to come off the DL in time for the home opener (obviously health-permitting), and though Burnett out-pitched Gorzo this spring, his control’s still not all the way back. As for McCutchen: Check today’s Pittsburgh Pirates Roundtable for a timetable on his promotion to the show.
Today, my rotation sleeper, Paul Maholm, throws against the Blue Jays. Lanny and the boys have a Gameday Audio webcast for your listening pleasure.
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Quick in-game summary:
Paul Maholm threw 6 innings, allowing 3 hits, 2 walks and 2 unearned runs. He struck out four. He induced 11 ground outs and three fly outs.
Jack Wilson and Maholm have both made errors.
Ronny Paulino went 2 for 3 before being replaced behind the dish by Ryan Doumit. Paulino’s now hitting .512 this spring.
Masumi Kuwata has been “carted off the field after a collision with home plate umpire Wally Bell.” According to Greg, Ma can’t put weight on his right ankle. His wife and children were in attendance to watch him pitch in MLB for the first time.
You can follow the live find the box here.
Recap’s posted here.  The game ended in a draw, two runs apiece.  Jonah Bayliss had a strong inning when he needed one, as he’s battling Dan Kolb and Josh Sharpless for one of  two positions in the bullpen.

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Randy is currently living and thriving in suburban Dayton, OH with his wife and two kids. He was raised in Cincinnati, OH and attended Anderson High School. He went to Miami University (Ohio) and received a degree in Paper Science Engineering from MU. He is a devout Christian and a pop culture buff. He coaches his son’s baseball and basketball teams and his daughters softball and basketball teams. Randy has been a Pirates fan since the late 1970s and has fond memories of the 1979 World Series team. He began blogging for Most Valuable Network in 5/2004 after stumbling across a help-wanted sign for a Pirates blogger. He wrote for Pittsburgh Lumber Co. until the site merged with Pirates Prospects in 2/2011.

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