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B-Game Live Blog From Pirate City

B-Game Live Blog From Pirate City

The Pirates and Twins are getting ready to play a B-game at Pirate City. I'll be live blogging for as long as my battery holds out.

The lineup for the Pirates:

1. Starling Marte CF

2. Josh Harrison SS

3. Nick Evans RF

4. Matt Hague 3B

5. Garrett Jones DH

6. Jeff Clement 1B

7. Robbie Grossman LF

8. Michael McKenry C

9. Jordy Mercer 2B

Chris Leroux will start for the Pirates. Following Leroux are Duke Welker, Evan Meek, Jose Diaz, Mike Crotta and Daniel Cabrera.

UPDATE 10:11 AM: The game is underway. Leroux got two quick outs, with a fly out to left, then a 1-3 groundout after he knocked down a comebacker to the mound. Matt Hague showed some trouble at third, failing to pick a grounder to his left. The ball rolled to Josh Harrison, who made the throw from short, but couldn't get the ball to first in time. The next batter hit a line drive to shallow center field. Starling Marte dove for the ball, but it fell short and hit him in the face. Nick Evans got the throw in to the pla...

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