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Locke and Strasburg underway now. Marte HBP starts it off for the Bucs.
Any kind of BUNT would have scored Marte there.
Motionless in his Tree Stand, the Deer Hunter draws a walk.
Ugly at bat there for Paydro - three strikes swinging on three changeups nowhere near the zone. If Martin and Alvarez bunt Jones over to third, Bucs would be up 4-2 right now.
Buccs up 4-2.Iowa Pirate
LaRoche exactly who you want to face here - guy couldn't BUNT his way out of a wet paper bag.
Hurdle continues to befuddle me by pulling starters too early.Locke was only at 74 pitches when he got the hook.I give Locke 1 more batter at least.
Dunno, Locke was losing it and seemed like he'd lost control, Jose Mesa-style. Not entertained by this scrimmage - Petey needs a day off.