Finally, baseball is back. After the longest offseason in the history of ever, the Tampa Bay Rays will kick off 2010 spring training today. That means the game day threads will be awaken from their winter slumber. Thanks to all the people who stuck around during the winter to help us make/enjoy the best offseason in the sites history. Also welcome back to all the GDT'ers who we've missed over the past couple of months.
Now on to the game...
When: Today 1:05 pm
Where: Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota.
Probable Rays pitchers: RH, James Shields, RH, Matt Garza, LH, Jason Cromer, RH,
Luis Richard De Los Santos, LH, Jake McGee, LH, Heath Phillips, RH, Dale Thayer
The Lineup: Jason Bartlett, SS, Dioner Navarro, C,Ben Zobrist, 2B,B.J. Upton, CF,Matt Joyce, RF, Kelly Shoppach, DH, Dan Johnson, 3B,Ryan Shealy, 1B, Justin Ruggiano, LF
Probable Orioles pitchers: RH Jeremy Guthrie, LH Mike Gonzalez, LH Wil Ohman, RH Dennis Sarfate, RH Cla Meredith, RH David Hernandez, LH Alberto Castillo
Outside of Shields and Garza, Jake McGee is obviously the most interesting name on the Rays pitching list. I'm interested to see how his velocity/stuff is looking at this point.
Also, please be reminded...SPRING TRAINING STATS DO NOT COUNT.
That said, Let's Go Rays!