Friday, March 16, 2007

Slick Willie

Jack Wilson stood out defensively, yesterday, Paul Meyer reports.

the one player who stood out above all at McKechnie Field was Pirate shortstop Jack Wilson.

Wilson had eight assists, most of them of the highlight reel variety, in the six innings he played in the Pirates' 13-1 win against Cincinnati in the first half of a day/night doubleheader against the Reds, who won the second game, 3-2, in Sarasota.

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"He was awesome," center fielder Chris Duffy said of Wilson. "Last year, he wasn't moving like that, but he was real fluid [yesterday]. And his arm strength was outstanding. You can't play shortstop any better than he did [yesterday]."

"He was great," Maholm said. "That's what I like to see. One of my goals is to get ground balls hit to Jack."

Way to go, Wilson.

Exhibition today with Tampa Bay. Pretty much we've only heard good news this spring. Hopefully the team continues to play well this afternoon.

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