Pirates Could Be Without Ace Pitcher.
Sunday the Pirates lost a game that they very much should have won. The score was 17-9. But there was a lot of physical action in the 6th inning. Pitcher Nick Buckler was ejected for ripping off the opposing teams catchers mask off of his face. While doing that, the dislocated his left thumb. He is a game-time decision for Wednesday at Clinton.
Pirates Raid Rockets in Exhibition Opener.
The Pirates traveled to Clarkston where they but up 18 runs in a big blow out against the Rockets 18-3. Powered by strong pitching by Matt Lewis, who went 6 1/3 allowing just 5 hits and 3 earned. Also helping were 2 home runs by Kurt Fix and a triple by Nick Buckler. They scored 9 in the first and never looked back.
Next game at home against Clinton Tigers on Sunday at 12:30.