Starter Paul Maholm, who is in the mix with Kevin Corriea to be the Pirates opening day starter, takes the mound this afternoon for the Pirates.
Maholm has posted an 0-2 record this spring with a 5.14 ERA in 14 innings pitched.
The Pirates lineup will boast several regulars, including the likes of Andrew McCutchen, Neil Walker, Pedro Alvarez and Lyle Overbay.
Walker whose batting .196 this spring, will see action for the second straight day.
Overbay (.405 avg) and McCutchen (.359 avg) come into today’s game hitting the ball extremely well.
McCutchen will leadoff for the Pirates, while Overbay will hit in the 4-spot.
Pedro Alvarez is batting 6th in today’s lineup. Alvarez is hitting .250 with 0 home runs and 7 RBI’s.
Steve Pearce (.306 avg) continues to see time at several positions and will start in left field today.
1. Andrew McCutchen, CF
2. Neil Walker, 2B
3. Steve Pearce, LF
4. Lyle Overbay, 1B
5. MAtt Diaz, RF
6. Pedro Alvarez, 3B
7. Josh Rodriguez, SS
8. Jason Jaramillo, C
9. Paul Maholm, P,