Pirates Grapefruit Report: Week 3

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We’re reaching the very dull phase of spring training, where players and fans alike are wishing for real games that count. Alas, here’s what happened in the Grapefruit League over the past week, in case you were busy watching college basketball…

Tuesday, 3/17 – Astros 13, Pirates 7

Jeff Locke obliterated for six runs in three innings. The offense got going for seven runs — their best since the Grapefruit opener — but it obviously wasn’t enough. Neil Walker went deep to the right-center boardwalk.


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Pirates Grapefruit Report: Week 2

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This will be quick, but here’s a look at what the Pirates did this past week in Grapefruit League play…

Monday, 3/9 – Pirates 1, Twins 1

Another 1-1 tie at McKechnie, this one against the Twins. Gerrit Cole gives up a solo bomb to Miguel Sano, but nothing else.

Tuesday, 3/10 – Pirates 4, Rays 3

Andrew Lambo finally gets going with two doubles. Francisco Liriano dominates over three innings (0 runs, 1 hit, 4 K, 0 BB).

Wednesday, 3/11 – Phillies 3, Pirates 2

Jordy Mercer takes Cole Hamels deep, but Charlie Morton and Jeff Locke falter against the Phils.


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