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Pregame: Pirates vs. Rays in Bradenton

Pregame: Pirates vs. Rays in Bradenton

Good morning from McKechnie Field. The Pirates are currently working on base stealing drills. The starting pitchers are working on catching runners on the bases. There are some minor leaguers here also running the bases this morning. Perhaps to improve from the clubs base running gaffe's in yesterdays, 6-5 win over the Boston Red Sox.

Josh Harrison was caught stealing twice, both times he slid past the bag at second. Casey McGehee was picked off at second base and pitcher Kevin Correia was caught in a run down between second and third base. Matt Hague was also out trying to steal home plate.

"We made some bad decisions," Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle said after the game. "We gave away two outs in between second and third, one at home, as far as running the bases. Harrison was safe. He slid by the bag. We got to get him to slide earlier. He was safe both times and slid by the base. It’s something that’s got to be addressed…We’ve got work to do."

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