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

  • Thanks. Who won?

  • 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.

    • 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.

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

  • Thanks Tom.

  • NOON

  • John, What time does this game start?