3/23/09 GDT: Rays @ Pirates; Jason Hammel Looks to Lock 5th Spot

Game TIme: 1:05

TV/Radio: None

Lineups:

  • Gabe Kapler CF
  • Dioner Navarro C
  • Willy Aybar 2B
  • Carlos Pena 1b
  • Pat Burrell LF
  • Matt Joyce DH
  • Justin Ruggiano RF
  • Reid Brignac SS
  • Adam Kennedy 3B

Pitchers: RH Jason Hammel, RH Lance Cormier, RH Joe Nelson

Things to wach: A good performance today from Jason Hammel could end the fifth starter competition. Joe Maddon has expressed an interest in naming a fifth stater this week and it still looks like Hammel is the favorite. David Price made a late charge yesterday, but is still more likely to be headed to Durham than the opening day roster.

Pat Burrell with get a start in left field, the position he's played almost his whole career. Burrell is starting in LF to give Matt Joyce a chance to get some more ABs for the Rays at DH.

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