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Pirates Spring Preview: Marco Gonzales Looks to Build off Best Start

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Marco Gonzales will make the start for the Pittsburgh Pirates when they face the New York Yankees in Tampa at 6:35 ET on Wednesday.

Gonzales is coming off of his best start of the Grapefruit League schedule against the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday. In that game, the left-hander allowed one run across five innings pitched and struck out four batters. Baltimore recorded just one hit against him.

It was a much better showing for Gonzales than his first two outings. Combined between his first two starts of the spring, Gonzales allowed six runs (five earned) on 12 hits in five innings pitched.

As for the lineup, Bryan Reynolds hasn’t played right field in the regular season for the Pirates since 2019. He will do so against New York.

Pittsburgh Pirates Lineup

  1. Oneil Cruz SS
  2. Bryan Reynolds RF
  3. Ke’Bryan Hayes 3B
  4. Jack Suwinski CF
  5. Andrew McCutchen DH
  6. Rowdy Tellez 1B
  7. Connor Joe LF
  8. Jared Triolo 2B
  9. Ali Sánchez C

Right-hander Luke Weaver will be on the mound for the Yankees. So far this spring, Weaver has a 6.75 ERA (4er/5.1ip) in three appearances/one start.

The game will be televised on SportsNet Pittsburgh. It can also be heard on 100.1FM/AM 1020 and the Pirates Radio Network.

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