Pirates vs. Mariners Live Stream 5/7/13

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Lineups:

Pirates Mariners
Marte LF Saunders CF
Snider RF Bay LF
McCutchen CF Seager 3B
Jones 1B Morse RF
McKenry C Smoak 1B
Alvarez 3B Ackley 2B
Mercer 2B Shoppach C
Barmes SS Ryan SS
Gomez P Harang P

 

Russell Martin (day-to-day) was scratched from the lineup with neck stiffness. James McDonald was scratched from his start due to shoulder discomfort and placed on the 15-day DL.

Go Bucs

Dissecting the Schedule: June

We’ll spend time this week breaking down the Pirates’ 2013 schedule, month by month. 

Schedule June
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Notes:

- Only 11 home games will be played in June, the lowest amount of any month in the 2013 season.

- The first series of the month, which brings the Cincinnati Reds to town, is set to be the annual Heritage Celebration weekend. The Saturday night, 7:15 pm start, will be broadcast on FOX. Kool and the Gang will play a postgame concert after the Saturday night contest as well.

- Blues Traveler will also come to PNC for a postgame concert; they’ll play after the June 15th Dodgers game, first pitch at 4:05.

- The Bucs will take a mini west coast swing, consisting of five games. Both series feature interleague opponents; they’ll play a weekend set against the LA Angels before travelling up to Seattle to take on the Mariners.

- The defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants come to Pittsburgh for a three game series, June 11th – 13th.

- Team the Pirates will see most in June: the Cincinnati Reds – two at home, four on the road.

- June could be a tough month for the Bucs, with 18 games coming against the Reds, Braves, Giants, Dodgers, and Angels.

Tickets to any 2013 Pirates game can be purchased HERE.

Previous Editions:
April
May

Dissecting the Schedule: May

We’ll spend time this week breaking down the Pirates’ 2013 schedule, month by month.

Schedule May
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Notes:

– The Pirates will spend a good amount of time at PNC Park in May; their 18 games at home will be the most of any month this season.

– A total of 11 afternoon games will played in May. These start times range from 12:35 to 4:05.

– One of those games, May 4th vs. Washington, will be televised on FOX.

– The club gets a taste of interleague play starting this month. The Mariners finally return to PNC for the first time since 2004, but only for a two-game set. The Houston Astros will come to Pittsburgh for the first time as an American League team. Finally, the “natural rival” Detroit Tigers will play a home-and-home against the Bucs at the end of May.

– The series vs. Houston is slated to be military appreciation weekend at the ballpark. The Pirates will once again rock their camouflage jerseys, which made an appearance last May. The weekend will start off with a camouflage free shirt on Friday, an A.J. Burnett camo jersey bobblehead on Saturday, and finish up on Sunday with kids 14 and under receiving an A.J. Burnett replica camo jersey.

– Most played opponent in May: the Milwaukee Brewers. The Bucs will see Ryan Braun and the Brew Crew on eight different occasions – four at PNC, four at Miller Park.

Tickets to any 2013 Pirates game can be purchased HERE.

Previous Editions:
April

Top Ten Pirates of the PNC Park Era: #6 Jack Wilson

Year Age G R H HR RBI BA OPS
2001 23 108 44 87 3 25 .223 .550
2002 24 147 77 133 4 47 .252 .638
2003 25 150 58 143 9 62 .256 .656
2004 26 157 82 201 11 59 .308 .794
2005 27 158 60 151 8 52 .257 .662
2006 28 142 70 148 8 35 .273 .686
2007 29 135 67 141 12 56 .296 .791
2008 30 87 24 83 1 22 .272 .659
2009 31 75 26 71 4 31 .267 .691
PIT (9 yrs) 1159 508 1158 60 389 .269 .687

Slick-fielding shortstop Jack Wilson handled the infield at PNC Park from 2001 to 2009 and was a fan favorite along the way. “Jack Flash” came to the Bucs from St. Louis in 2000 in exchange for Jason Christiansen. He enjoyed his finest season in 2004, hitting .308 with 41 doubles and a league-leading 12 triples. Wilson also went to the All-Star Game and won the Silver Slugger Award that year. He was as sharp as they come on the defensive side, and somehow managed to never win a Gold Glove. After his departure at the trade deadline in 2009, the Pirates have seen a number of subpar shortstops. Jack Wilson in his prime would be ideal for the Buccos right now – stellar defense along with a bat that’s better than Clint Barmes’. He’d even be a perfect fit for manager Clint Hurdle, as Jack led the league in sacrifice hits in 2001 and 2002. Wilson decided to retire from baseball at the conclusion of the 2012 season.

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