Francisco Liriano has gone from a guy with an ERA over 5 the last two seasons, to an ace. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

Spring Training Starters and TV Schedule

Clint Hurdle has announced the starting pitchers for the first week of Spring Training games. If you missed it from earlier, the pitchers and lineups for Tuesday’s Black & Gold game have been announced as well.

On Wednesday against the New York Yankees, Francisco Liriano will start and pitch two innings. He will be followed by Edinson Volquez, Jeanmar Gomez, Vin Mazzaro, Bryan Morris, Jared Hughes,  Duke Welker, Josh Kinney and Adam Wilk could see time if any pitchers can’t get through their outing.

Thursday against the Yankees on the road will be Charlie Morton starting and Jeff Locke up next, both scheduled to go two innings. They will be followed by Brandon Cumpton, Yao-Hsun Yang, Daniel Schlereth and Cody Eppley

Gerrit Cole will start on the road against the Blue Jays on Friday and Wandy Rodriguez will start at home against the Rays on Saturday.

Spring Training Television Schedule

The Pirates will be on TV often during Spring Training for those of you that get the MLB Network, though almost every game will be tape delayed and most will require DVR skills. We have also listed the games on ROOT Sports.

MLB Network

2/27 Yankees will be shown at 9 PM

2/28 Blue Jays will be shown the following morning at 10 AM

3/2 Phillies will be shown the following morning at 10 AM

3/12 Twins will be shown the following morning at 7 AM

3/16 Phillies Live

3/17 Yankees will be shown at 11 PM (also shown live on ROOT)

3/19 Red Sox will be shown the following morning at 4 AM (also shown live on ROOT)

3/21 Yankees Live and will also be shown live on ROOT

3/26 Twins will be shown the following morning at 2 AM

3/27 Yankees will be shown at 6 PM

ROOT Sports (all live)

3/9 Boston

3/17 Yankees

3/19 Boston

3/21 Yankees

3/29 Phillies

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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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