Day 32: Astros @ Pirates
I’m going to keep this short because the big news of the morning — Daniel McCutchen winning the fifth starter job — has already been reported (reference previous blog entry if you haven’t seen it).
In other news:
- Octavio Dotel is scheduled to make his Grapefruit League debut on Wednesday. He pitched a four-out inning in a Minor League game on Monday. GM Neal Huntington confirmed on Tuesday morning that Dotel is still on track to be ready for Opening Day.
- For those wanting to stay ahead, your other Wednesday pitchers include: Paul Maholm, D.J. Carrasco, Brendan Donnelly and Javier Lopez.
- Carrasco is also pitching in a Triple-A game at Pirate City today.
- Both Joel Hanrahan and Wil Ledezma will pitch one inning in a Minor League game on Wednesday. This will be the first time either has pitched in a game this spring.
- The Pirates’ clubhouse was closed this morning due to cuts being made and a Players’ Association meeting.
- For the first time this spring, the Pirates will have their pitcher hit in the game today.
- Andrew McCutchen (CF)
- Aki Iwamura (2B)
- Garrett Jones (RF)
- Ryan Doumit (C)
- Jeff Clement (1B)
- Lastings Milledge (LF)
- Ronny Cedeno (SS)
- Andy LaRoche (3B)
- Ross Ohlendorf (RHP)
Pitchers: Ohlendorf, Anthony Claggett, Steven Jackson, Jeremy Powell
- T.J. Steele (CF)
- Kazuo Matsui (2B)
- Jason Michaels (LF)
- Pedro Feliz (3B)
- Chris Shelton (1B)
- Edwin Maysonet (SS)
- Humberto Quintero (C)
- Drew Locke (RF)
- Felipe Paulino (RHP)
Pitchers: Paulino, Brandon Lyon, Shane Loux, Gary Majewski
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