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Notes: Pirates split weekend games

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A couple quick notes on this weekend's games:

-P- Yesterday, the Pirates lost to the Astros, 11-8. Michael Morse, Max Moroff and Juan Diaz each had two hits, and Pedro Florimon (who now has a 1.111 spring OPS, people) tripled. Juan Nicasio pitched two scoreless innings to start the game, but Arquimedes Caminero, Jared Hughes and Kelvin Marte all struggled later on. Pirates pitchers allowed five home runs in the game.

-P- On Saturday, the Pirates beat the Braves 9-6. Florimon again was a hero, notching two hits and three RBIs. Elias Diaz, Sean Rodriguez and Alen Hanson each also had two hits. Tyler Glasnow started and pitched the first 1.2 innings, walking three and striking out none. (In general, of course, the walks are just the kind of thing we don't want to see from Glasnow, but in a spring game in early March, they mean next to nothing.) Jameson Taillon pitched the third and fourth and gave up a homer to Tyler Flowers, but struck out two. The day also produced this incredible shot of a guy saving a kid from getting clocked with a bat.

Well done. Not all the players are in regular-season form yet (and I certainly am not, I'll admit), but this guy sure was.