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).
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:
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.