Joely Rodriguez gave up two runs over six innings in his debut

Lineups For Today’s Black & Gold Game

On Saturday afternoon, Clint Hurdle announced the pitchers for the Black & Gold exhibition game at McKechnie Field on Tuesday. The game is scheduled for seven innings and for those unfamiliar, it’s the Pirates vs the Pirates.

The pitchers for the Black team are:  Stolmy Pimentel, who will start and is scheduled to go two innings. He will be followed by Zack Thornton, Andy Oliver, Jay Jackson, Brandon Mann and Matt Benedict.

The Gold team will go with the following pitchers: Joely Rodriguez gets the starting assignment and the relievers will be Casey Sadler, Jake Brigham, Cody Eppley, Elvin Ramirez and Ryan Beckman

The lineups were released on Sunday morning.

Black Team

1. Alen Hanson, SS

2. Gregory Polanco, CF

3. Chris Dickerson, LF

4. Matt Hague, 3B

5. Travis Ishikawa, RF

6.  Nevin Ashley, C

7.  Chris McGuiness, 1B

8. Michael Martinez, 2B

9. Omir Santos, DH

Gold Team

1.  Jose Tabata, RF

2. Jaff Decker, CF

3. Andrew Lambo, 1B

4. Tony Sanchez, C

5. Josh Harrison, 3B

6. Robert Andino, SS

7. Gift Ngoepe, 2B

8. Carlos Paulino, DH

9. Mel Rojas Jr., LF

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John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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  • freddylang

    John, What time does this game start?

    • https://www.facebook.com/tom.shock.7 Tom Shock

      High NOON!

  • https://www.facebook.com/tom.shock.7 Tom Shock

    NOON

  • freddylang

    Thanks Tom.

  • https://profiles.google.com/105668650510920614054 Brian Bernard

    Is there anywhere to get any type of coverage to watch or listen?

  • Patrick Kelly

    Double and 3R-HR for Sanchez. 1-2 w/BB and 2 runs scored for Lambo. Pimentel went 2 scoreless with 3 k’s. Good start to spring for those guys.

    • https://www.facebook.com/scott.skink Scott Skink

      Andy Oliver threw 7 or 8 consecutive strikes. Got one called K and one swinging. It’s just the first day, but maybe he found something? I was bummed because I really want Gift to succeed and he made at least one nice play at SS but looked lost at the plate. Hanson made a couple nice plays but also let a Fleury-like soft goal get by him.

      Of note on T. Sanchez, both XHBs were to RF – the HR was almost right down the line, so showing good opp field power. Lambo launched one with more than HR distance in 1st inning, but just foul. A rocket, though.

      We were chuckling to ourselves in the first couple of innings as the Gold team was really making Pimintel work.

  • blackmax

    Thanks. Who won?

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