Live Discussion: Pirates at Rays, 1:05 PM

The Pittsburgh Pirates travel to face the Tampa Bay Rays this afternoon. The Pirates are coming off of two losses yesterday, which dropped their spring record to 2-10-1, the worst record in baseball. Today’s game will be on radio only.

Here is the lineup:

  1. Kevin Newman, SS
  2. Erik Gonzalez, 3B
  3. Phillip Evans, 2B
  4. Josh Bell, DH
  5. Will Craig, 1B
  6. Luke Maile, C
  7. Socrates Brito, RF
  8. Jared Oliva, CF
  9. Jason Martin, LF

This is the first start for Erik Gonzalez, and Luke Maile returns after being scratched a few days ago due to a hamstring issue. It was announced today that Chris Archer will start tomorrow’s game.

Derek Holland will get the start this afternoon. He will be followed by Chad Kuhl, Keone Kela, Kyle Crick, Blake Weiman and Nick Burdi.

Today’s bench includes Oneil Cruz, Cole Tucker, Kevin Kramer, Charlie Tilson, Jason Delay, Arden Pabst and Christian Kelley. Jack Herman, Zack Kone and Brett Pope have been brought over as extras for the first time this spring.