Not a true live blog today, but I'll give a few thoughts as I listen to the game off and on:
Homer Bailey's on the hill today for the Reds. Give the kid the fifth starter's job. He, Arroyo and Harang will be a solid triumvirate next year.
Shawn Chacon for the Bucs: Don't give him the fifth starter's job.
The lineups for the "A" game (the teams played an abbreviated "B" squad game this morning):

Cincinnati
Pos.
Pittsburgh
Pos.

1
Crosby
RF
Duffy
CF

2
Hatteberg
1B
Kelly
SS

3
Phillips
2B
McLouth
LF

4
Hamilton
CF
LaRoche
1B

5
Ross
C
Bautista
3B

6
Bellhorn
3B
Matos
RF

7
Castro
SS
Hernandez
2B

8
Denorfia
LF
Diaz
C

9
Bailey
SP
Chacon
SP

Sounds like I missed a fun first inning. Chacon walked the lead-off batter, then gave up a HR to Hatteberg. Strong start to 2007, Shaw...

To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.