Here is a look at today's lineups for the minor league games. The teams will be taking on Toronto's farm system this afternoon. The upper level teams are on the road, which means I'll be watching the lower level guys at Pirate City. I've included the lineups, pitchers, and some notes on a few players below.
Matt Curry is playing with the Triple-A team for now.
Lineup: Darren Ford (8), Oscar Tejeda (4), Clint Robinson (3), Matt Curry (DH), Jerry Sands (9), Matt Hague (5), Miguel Perez (2), Dan Grovatt (7), Alex Valdez (6), Jeremy Farrell (DH)
Pitchers: Luis Sanz, Hunter Strickland, Erik Cordier, Jeff Inman, Nate Baker, Tim Alderson
Notes: The Pirates just sent Robinson and Hague down. Despite the fact that they're both first basemen, Matt Curry is in the lineup. Granted, there are two designated hitters right now, but if there's a choice between Curry and Farrell during the season, I'd say Curry wins out. It's not a guarantee that Curry will make the jump to Triple-A...
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