Not much good news as the players have to be sick of Florida by now. The Pirates dropped a 15-3 decision to the Twins with Kevin Correia getting rocked in his start.
The split squad battled against the Orioles, but had to settle for a tie at the final game at McKechnie Field as we know it. The park will be getting an overhaul with a boardwalk and expanded seating.
Mike McKenry hit his first homer and Matt Hague hit his team leading sixth bomb in the loss to the Twins.
Correia was touched up for ten earned runs and Daniel McCutchen was again touched up, this time for three earned runs. Juan Cruz was hit by a comebacker and removed from the game as a precaution.
Against the O’s Alex Presley hit a solo homer off Jake Arietta, his second of the spring. Our guy, Jumbo Diaz had five scoreless appearances after putting up another one yesterday. Diaz is someone we will be watching all season–it would be tremendous for us to see him at PNC. Chris Leroux pitched a scoreless inning striking out two bad guys.
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