There is a huge storm north of Bradenton, with an 80 percent chance of rain today. Because of this, the Pirates cancelled their minor league games against the Phillies, and had two intrasquad games at Pirate City this afternoon, moving the games up to 9:00 AM instead of the usual 1:00 PM start time. There were a lot of good pitchers to watch, and a lot of good matchups throughout the day. At the end of the day, Gerrit Cole and Tony Watson came over to get some innings, with Cole going five. Here are the notes from the day.
Luis Heredia talking to his catcher, Jacob Stallings between innings.
**Luis Heredia threw three innings in a start today against players who are projected to play in West Virginia this season. Heredia gave up one hit, no runs, walked one, and struck out one. He was keeping the ball low, getting a 5:3 GB/FB ratio. His velocity was sitting 90-92 MPH, and he was also mixing in his slurve and changeup, but mostly focused on the fastball. I'll have a video of his f...
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