TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Spring training breakdown: Rays 4, Pirates 1

Pirates/MLB Videos

FRIDAY's game

vs. Phillies

1:05 p.m.

McKechnie Field, Bradenton, Fla.

Online: pirates.com

Phillies starter: RHP Jeff Manship

Pirates starter: RHP Brandon Cumpton

Thursday, March 13, 2014, 4:15 p.m.
 

THURSDAY's result

RAYS 4, PIRATES 1

Rays starter: LHP Matt Moore

Pirates starter: RHP Jeanmar Gomez

Laser show: Starling Marte crushed left-handed pitching last season and went 2 for 2 against Moore, a talented lefty. Marte also stole a base against Moore.

Hit men: Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar each had two-run singles against Gomez in the third inning, knocking him from the game.

Dealing: After being roughed up by the Pirates in his last outing, Moore threw three shutout innings against a right-hand heavy Pirate lineup.

Stock up: Bryan Morris, competing for a roster spot in a crowded bullpen, threw two perfect innings, striking out three Rays.

Stock down: Gomez allowed eight hits and four runs in 213 innings. His sinker was not sinking.

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Pirates

  1. Pirates’ Polanco runs into rookie wall
  2. Biertempfel: First base becoming new hot corner for Pirates
  3. Pirates notebook: Morton status remains in limbo
  4. Sunday’s scouting report: Pirates vs. Reds
  5. Stats Corner: Corner men Marte, Snider deliver punch
  6. Pirates minor league report: Bell concluding breakout season
  7. Pirates edge Reds, 3-2, for 4th consecutive victory
  8. Pirates notebook: Lambo recalled to bolster bench
  9. Saturday’s scouting report: Reds at Pirates
  10. Pirates send Polanco to Triple-A Indianapolis; Tabata, Barmes return
  11. Wednesday’s scouting report: Cardinals at Pirates
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.