Game 56 Live Blog: Pirates vs Giants

Lineups:

Pirates:
Giants:

1. Andres Torres, RF
2. Freddy Sanchez, 2B
3. Pablo Sandoval, 3B
4. Aubrey Huff, LF
5. Juan Uribe, SS
6. Bengie Molina, C
7. Buster Posey, 1B
8. Aaron Rowand, CF
9. Tim Lincecum, P

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Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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  • http://twitter.com/BuccoInc Bucco Inc

    Marte has defense and speed that will play right away at the big league level. He has proven he can hit at every-level and will be an upgade regardless. This team needs a spark and a player like Marte could provide that spark .. Not Jake Fox

    Playing beside Cutch will only help him become a better professional baseball player. Not hanging around AAAA guys in AAA would never made it. Marte has the tools to succeed sometimes on the job training is what people need.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Dimmick/100000318490900 Steve Dimmick

      sorta like Bryce Harper in terms of spark…Bucco’s need something to light a fire under their you know what.

  • leadoff

    Marte probably should spend more time in the minors, I said that when he was hitting in ST, but remember the Nats wanted to trade for him and start him in their outfield at the beginning of the year and keep Harper at AAA. Marte I agree should spend more time in the minors in a perfect case scenario, but he is still a better option in the outfield than McClouth or anyone else the Pirates have on the major league club. Remember when the Nats brought Harper up he was hitting at a .250 clip at AAA, it seems that for a Pirate prospect to be ready at AAA, he has to hit homeruns and get a lot of walks and play superb defense, unfortunately not many meet all those criteria before they are brought up, in fact most of them don’t meet that criteria before they are brought up.

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