Pirates Face Andrew McCutchen in Spring Opener

The Pittsburgh Pirates open their Spring Training schedule on the road today and face a familiar face in an unfamiliar uniform. Andrew McCutchen will be batting third and playing right field for the Philadelphia Phillies today.

Here is the lineup for the Pirates today. In typical road game spring fashion, it’s light on guys you will see in the Opening Day lineup next month:

  1. Pablo Reyes CF
  2. Kevin Newman SS
  3. Melky Cabrera DH
  4. Patrick Kivlehan RF
  5. Colin Moran 3B
  6. Jose Osuna 1B
  7. Kevin Kramer 2B
  8. JB Shuck LF
  9. Jacob Stallings C

Steven Brault will get the start, then he will be followed by Clay Holmes, Michael Feliz, Brandon Maurer, Geoff Hartlieb and Aaron Slegers.

The bench consists of prospects Cole Tucker, Will Craig, Ke’Bryan Hayes, Bryan Reynolds and Jason Martin. Arden Pabst, Christian Kelley and Jason Delay are all there as backup catchers, and Nick Franklin is the lone vet on the bench.

The minor league extras over from Pirate City today are: Jordan Jess, Tate Scioneaux, Matt Eckelman, Scooter Hightower, Logan Hill, Alfredo Reyes and Jerrick Suiter.

Game is at 1PM and will be live on the radio on 93.7 The Fan. MLB Network will be showing a replay of the game tomorrow morning at 6 AM (DVR alert).

Tomorrow’s pitchers in the home opener will be:  Nick Kingham, Francisco Liriano, Dovydas Neverauskas, Dario Agrazal, Nick Burdi and Alex McRae

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