The Pirates have two minor league games going on today. Both are intrasquad games. I’m not sure who is pitching in the second game, but I do have the pitchers for the first game.
Mike Colla, Kris Harvey, Matt McSwain, Brandon Cumpton, Justin Ennis, and Ryan Beckman will all throw.
The lineup for one of the teams is as follows:
1. Gift Ngoepe, 2B
2. Alex Fuselier, CF
3. Rodarrick Jones, LF
4. Taylor Lewis, CF
5. Walker Gourley, 3B
6. Chris Lashmet, 1B
7. Derek Trent, C / Jonathan Schwind, C
8. Kirk Singer, SS
9. Eric Avila, DH
I’m guessing that Trent and Schwind will split the game today. Most of this lineup played in State College last year. It’s too early to really pin down where everyone is going, but I would guess that a lot of these players will end up in West Virginia to start the year. There will be others thrown in the mix, such as Jose Osuna and Josh Bell, so I don’t think this would be the everyday lineup in West Virginia.
Jose Diaz, Michael Dubee, and Brian Tallet will be joining the major league team in St. Pete today. Kris Johnson, Kyle Cofield, and Mike Loree will join the major league team at McKechnie for the regularly scheduled game.
I’ll be live chatting at 2:00 PM, and will have some live updates from the intrasquad games here at Pirate City. You can go here to submit your questions.