(photo by John Lembo) - After a spring full of sunshine, it is starting to pour here during the final Grapefruit League of the season at McKechnie Field, where the Pirates lead the Orioles 6-5 after six innings. So we have our first rain delay!
- Interesting play in the fourth. Runners at the corners and Pirates pitcher Erik Bedard laid down a bunt. Rod Barajas, who was on third, waiting for Orioles catcher Ronny Paulino to throw to first, and then darted down the line, just beating the throw. Clint Barmes, the runner at first, decided to try third. Paulino spun and made an errant throw that wound up in left field, allowing two runs to score on a ball that left Bedard's bat and traveled about six feet.
God, I love baseball.
- Garrett Jones has two RBIs and Alex Presley has a home run for the Pirates.