2/27/11 GDT: Tampa Bay Rays @ Pittsburgh Pirates

Richard De Los Santos #72 glares in at the Pirates. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Brandon Gomes and Albert Suarez were originally slated to pitch today, but Gomes got called into the game yesterday and Suarez is out for a few weeks after having "exploratory arthroscopic surgery" on his bruised knee (news from Marc Topkin, St. Pete Times).

Who: Tampa Bay Rays @ Pittsburgh Pirates

When & Where: 1:10 PM, McKechnie Field, Bradenton, Fla.

Listen: WDAE 620 AM 

Pitching for the Rays: James Shields, Brian Baker, Jonah Bayliss, Chris Bootcheck, Richard De Los Santos, Mike Ekstrom, Alex Torres

Pitching for the Pirates: Kevin Correia, Brian Burres, Joel Hanrahan, Joe Beimel, Jose Veras, Tony Watson, Chris Leroux

Rays Lineup: After seeing such an impressive group yesterday, this is a bit underwhelming. Lineup from Topkin:

Jennings CF
Fuld LF
Shoppach C
Joyce RF
Lopez 3B
Kotchman 1B
Ruggiano DH
Inglett 2B
Olmedo SS

I'm excited to see Fuld in action, Joyce hitting in the four-hole, and Jennings leading off, but the rest of the line-up isn't the most exciting to watch. Ah well, that's why it's still Spring Training.

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