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Spring training breakdown: Pirates 3, Phillies 0

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Saturday's game

at Phillies

1:05 p.m.

Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia

TV/online: Root Sports/pirates.com

Phillies starter: RHP Roberto Hernandez

Pirates starter: RHP Gerrit Cole

Friday, March 28, 2014, 10:21 p.m.
 

Laser show: Batting cleanup, Russell Martin ripped a double down the left-field line to score Andrew McCutchen in the sixth inning for the game's first score. Martin looks poised for a better offensive year, batting .351 this spring.

Dealing: Charlie Morton's sinker was in midseason form. The right-hander allowed just one hit over three shutout innings. His sinker generated swings and misses and groundballs.

Stock up: Bryan Morris' stuff has been consistently impressive. Morris got Cody Asche to strikeout in the sixth with back-to-back whiffs on a 95 mph two-seam fastball and a 91 mph cutter.

Stock down: In his last work of the spring, Pirates closer Jason Grilli's fastball was between 91 and 92 mph Friday. The 37-year-old's fastball averaged 93.5 mph last season.

 

 

 
 


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