Day 25: Orioles @ Pirates

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

My condolences to all you Panthers fans who are attempting to get over yet another early Big East exit for PITT. The game was on in the Pirates’ clubhouse this afternoon and almost everyone was gathered around the TV during the final minute. You should have heard the fun poked at Gary McGhee when he fell down as Kemba Walker hit that jumper at the buzzer.

In other basketball news, Missouri gets Texas A&M tonight, for those who are looking for must-see TV later.

As for the rest of your afternoon news…

  • Some serious rainstorms came through the area overnight and the temperature has dropped significantly. But other than having to pull out a coat, the weather should have no effect on tonight’s game being played.
  • Before you tune in to watch Mizzou, you can catch this Pirates-O’s game on FSN Pittsburgh.
  • Scroll down to today’s earlier blog entry for a rundown of the injured Buccos. I do have a few updates to add to it. Both Scott Olsen and Joe Beimel will be throwing live batting on Friday. Olsen is scheduled to throw 35 pitches; Beimel will throw 20. Also on Friday, Jose Ascanio is supposed to throw a bullpen session.
  • The following pitchers are scheduled to throw on Friday in Port Charlotte: James McDonald (four innings), Brian Burres (two), Daniel Moskos, Justin Thomas, Chris Leroux
  • On all the MLB.com club sites today, you’ll find a mid-spring report for each team. You can read the Pirates’ report here. In it you’ll find three things that we’ve learned through the first half of the Spring Training and three questions still left to be answered.

Lineups:

PIRATES: J. Tabata (LF), M. Diaz (RF), N. Walker (2B), L. Overbay (1B), G. Atkins (3B), R. Cedeno (SS), G. Hernandez (CF), J. Jaramillo (C), P. Maholm (LHP)

Pitchers: P. Maholm, J. Hanrahan, E. Meek, C. Resop, J. Karstens, T. Watson

ORIOLES: J.J. Hardy (SS), A. Jones (CF), M. Reynolds (3B), V. Guerrero (DH), J. Fox (LF), N. Reimold (RF), B. Snyder (1B), C. Tatum (C), R. Adams (2B)

Pitchers: B. Bergesen, J. Rupe, J. Accardo

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