Spring Game 8 Thread: Pirates at Reds

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Lineup

Pittsburgh Pirates @ Cincinnati Reds

03/05/09 1:05 PM EDT

Pittsburgh Pirates
CINcinnati reds
Nyjer Morgan - CF Norris Hopper - LF
Andrew McCutchen - LF
Jeff Keppinger - SS
Brandon Moss - RF
Wes Bankston - RF
Craig Monroe - DH Brandon Phillips - 2B
Andy LaRoche - 3B
Jacque Jones - 1B
Garrett Jones - 1B Adam Rosales - 3B
Robinzon Diaz - C
Laynce Nix - CF
Shelby Ford - 2B Alex Gonzalez - DH
Brian Bixler - SS Chris Kroski - C

Nick Masset takes the mound today, and I've got to be honest, I'm kind of rooting against the guy.  I say this not necessarily because I want him to fail, but because I think that eventually he will fail, and I'd rather it were during the Spring than during the season.  I'm afraid that if he has a good Spring, he'll somehow (*cough* options *cough*) win the 5th starter spot and then turn back into a pumpkin once the season starts.  I'd rather we just get the pumpkin stuff out of the way right now.

It's a home game, so most players are probably available, but look for RHP Sam LeCure, LHP Ben Jukich, and RHP David Weathers to get some work at some point today.

The Pirates are throwing LHP Paul Maholm out on the mound.  Let's see how can handle the awesome force of a Reds lineup that has just 2 projected starters in it.

Game time is 1:05pm.  Looks like we are without audio once again today, so jump onto Gameday or just follow along right here in this very thread.

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