Pirates Face Familar Faces A.J. Burnett, Marlon Byrd, Ronny Cedeno, Brad Lincoln


The Pittsburgh Pirates will face a familiar face today when A.J. Burnett takes the mound for the Philadelphia Phillies in Clearwater.  Stolmy Pimentel will be the starter for the Pirates.   The Phillies lineup that Pimentel will face is below:

Ronny Cedeno is with the Phillies and is listed as a reserve today.  #StayThirsty had a hit of Tanaka of the Yankees when the multi-billionare made his debut for the Bombers.

Another former Bucco, Marlon Byrd is in the lineup today playing right field and batting fifth.  Byrd is still as cool as ever rocking a bad ass Allen Iverson jersey which is pretty cool in this pic from Yahoo Sports.

Brad Lincoln is also scheduled to pitch for the Phillies.  Lincoln was traded to the Blue Jays for Travis Snider.  Either player has done well since the trade, but it’s at least nice to see Snider in the lineup today for the Bucs after slicing his finger cutting ‘taters.

The Pirates lineup today will have Jaff Decker leading off in left field.  Gregory Polanco will bat second and roam center field.  Travis Snider returns to action as the DH.  Pedro Alvarez will slot into his four spot in the lineup and play third.  Chris Dickerson will be in right field today.

Chris McGuiness will be at first base.  Chris Stewart will be behind the plate.  Josh Harrison playing second and batting eighth and Jordy Mercer will play short and bat ninth.

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