ST Games 16 and 17: Bucs/Reds Doubleheader

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The Pirates face the Reds in a day-night doubleheader today. Southpaw Paul Maholm will start the Bucs’ home game at 1:05 p.m. ET, while righty Shawn Chacon will start the away game at 7:05 p.m.

Kirk Saarloos and Bobby Livingston will get the starts for Cincinnati. According to the P-G, Kolb, Bayliss and Burnett should throw at some point for Pittsburgh.
I’ll be here off and on throughout the day for updates. There are allegedly Gameday Audio feeds for both games, and FM NewsTalk 104.7 should be carrying the nightcap.
The Bucs thumped Cincinnati
in the first game, 13-1. Paul Maholm continued his strong spring by throwing 4.2 innings of shutout baseball. Most of the run producing was contributed by our AAAA players, but Chris Duffy had a nice line at the top of the order, going 2 for 4 with two runs.
The lineups for the second game:

Pittsburgh Pos. Cincinnati Pos.
1 McCutchen CF Crosby CF
2 Bixler SS Hatteberg 1B
3 Bay LF Encarnacion 3B
4 Paulino C Dunn LF
5 Nady RF Valentin C
6 Eldred 1B Bellhorn 2B
7 Castillo 3B Bruce RF
8 Hernandez 2B Castro SS
9 Chacon SP Livingston SP

I’m actually interested in the Pirates’ starters. McCutchen knocks the first pitch into left field—has to be a sign.
Live box.
Bucs knock around Bobby Livingston in the first. You can search through his comprehensive profile here.
Shawn Chacon is the anti-Paul Maholm, with ten outs via the fly ball today. Neil Walker and Sean Burnett enter the game in the bottom of the fifth.
Burnett threw well but Marte didn’t.  The Pirates lost the second game, 3-2.  Box here.

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Randy Linville

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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  • Anonymous

    John ~ Your three paragraphs on Barry Jones is an example of why I love the jobs you folks do at PP.  

    Only with someone like “fill in any name” (Barry Jones) is the absurd fact that he won a game in April while not appearing in a game until July!  THAT is what makes this game so great; and to think that it could have happened in post-Recontruction America (1880s) offers a historical context that few aspects of our lives merit.  Only a sentimental ole soft-heart like me can get nostalgic over guys who give it their best in a sport, and ultimately make it to Pirates Prospects thirty, fifty, or 110 years later!

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