The Blue Jays send out a Jose Bautista-less lineup against Pirates starter Gerrit Cole today. The Pirates ace might not break a sweat today. It’s going to be fun to watch the Buccos workhorse pitch in 2014. PNC Park is going to help, the defensive shifts by the wizards will help, those three plus pitches, damn get this season started already.
If watching Cole isn’t enough for Pirates fans, the Bucs will send Jameson Taillon out next. The speed will then be replaced by the breaking balls of Phil Irwin who will be making his first start since suffering season ending surgery last season. Following Philthy Phil will be Jay Jackson, Jake Brigham and Andrew Oliver are scheduled to pitch for the Buccos.
The Jays lineup is below, and is as follows: Gose LF Kawasaki SS Rasmus CF Adam Lind 1B Navarro 2 Sierra RF Johnson DH Izturis 3B Goins 2B and Buehrle gets the start for Toronto.
I see in the reserves the last name Laroche. Andy LaRoche lives! Just hearing the name makes my head spin. It will be cool to see if he gets some time today.
Our posts from yesterday are here for you.
Gregory Polanco HR GIF that I might make my screen saver
We had some fun with Pirates Photo Day pics
It’s coming up on six years now since Jose Bautista was traded to the Blue Jays. We take a quick look in Remembering Jose Bautista
The Pirates will be featured prominently on national TV this year thanks to MLB on FOX
Pirates: Spring Eternal by Eric Scot takes a crack at some predicitions