I got down to Bradenton around noon on Wednesday, after about 15 hours of driving from Virginia. For the last two days I've been unpacking the moving truck. That's not finished yet, but I thought I'd take a break for this.
The Pirates are set to open their Spring Training schedule today with a Black and Gold intrasquad scrimmage. The teams are set to go five and a half innings. Below are the lineups and pitchers.
1. Alex Presley, CF
2. Chase d'Arnaud, SS
3. Jerry Sands, RF
4. Clint Robinson, 1B
5. Brandon Inge, DH
6. Jared Goedert, 3B
7. Josh Harrison, 2B
8. Michael McKenry
9. Felix Pie, LF
SP - Gerrit Cole
RP - Kyle Waldrop, Erik Cordier, Hunter Strickland
Bench - Anderson Hernandez, Lucas May
1. Starling Marte, LF
2. Jose ...
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