The time is Glasnow, Richard is pickoff & running

The Bucs used seven pitchers in today’s exhibition against the Yankees. And who was the only one with a perfect outing?

Tyler Glasnow, the No. 1 bound-for-Altoona prospect whose three-up-and-three-down sixth included two punchouts.

Clint Hurdle was so blown away, he got downright giggly in giving his impression:

“Nice outing for him, to start things off in big league camp. Threw with some nice downhill angle. He showed some composure, worked with good rhythm and pace.” … 

Ever wonder what goes through the minds of these guys as they watch today’s young guns go through pre-game?

Maz and the Quail … Bill Mazeroski and Bill Virdon … the memories … 

Garrett Jones is wearing No. 33 with the Yankees, but that could not be his number in Pittsburgh. That number belonged to Honus Wagner, and was retired by the Bucs long ago. …

Someone in the Pirates locker room shrugged off reports that Adam Wainwright, who last week had to leave Cards camp to have some abdominal pain diagnosed, had an encouraging bullpen session.

“You don’t have to worry about Adam,” said the anonymous Bucco. “He could have two broken legs, and he’d go out and pitch two shutout innings.” … 

Hurdle credits Clayton Richard with “the best pickoff move we’ve had from a left-hander since I’ve been here.”

Richard, in camp as a non-roster invitee, showed off the move by nailing the Yankees’ Ramon Flores in the seventh inning today … 

Corey Hart can laugh at the laundry list of injuries that have pestered him throughout his career. He is down a spell with a slight cut on the outside of his left foot. It’s a very minor injury, but Hart says with a straight face, “I think I’ll be okay before the season ends.” … 

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Tom – can you tell us which players in camp still have options or don’t have options? Thinking about who might take the last bench spot – Sanchez or Lambo, maybe long shot Tabata, and what pitchers are out of options and might be traded or let go

Out of options, per Tim Williams’ excellent piratesprospects.com: Liriano, Burnett, Morton, Alvarez, Melancon, Bastardo, Hart, Worley, Rodriguez, Stewart, LIZ, Cervelli, PIMENTEL, Locke, FLORIMON, CAMINERO (capitalized ones could be considered ‘on the bubble).

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