The Pirates played amongst themselves in the “Black and Gold” scrimmage this afternoon, taking the diamond for the first time in 2013.

The starting lineups:

Black

 

 

Gold

 

Alex Presley

CF

 

Starling Marte

LF

Chase d’Arnaud

SS

 

Jose Tabata

RF

Jerry Sands

RF

 

Matt Hague

3B

Clint Robinson

1B

 

Gaby Sanchez

1B

Brandon Inge

DH

 

Brad Hawpe

DH

Jared Goedert

3B

 

Jordy Mercer

SS

Josh Harrison

2B

 

Tony Sanchez

C

Michael McKenry

C

 

Ivan De Jesus

2B

Felix Pie

LF

 

Darren Ford

CF

Top prospects Gerrit Cole (black) and Jameson Taillon (gold) started the ballgame on the hill for their respective teams.  Both threw two scoreless innings, and most reports from Bradenton said they looked solid on the mound.

The first runs of spring training came when Starling Marte apparently destroyed a baseball for a two-run bomb.  The homer came off of Kyle Waldrop and put the Gold team up 2-0.  Marte also made an impressive catch in the outfield.

Lucas May drove in a run to cut the lead in half and Alex Presley tied the game with a sacrifice fly for team Black.  The game ended in an anticlimactic 2-2 tie, but the teams only played 5 1/2 innings.  Regardless, it was refreshing to see updates from a live baseball game on Twitter.

The Pirates start their Grapefruit League slate with a 1:05 pm matinée against the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday. The game will be broadcast on 93.7 the Fan.

Go Bucs

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