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Spring Training Game Notes: Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees

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Today marks the return on the Rays broadcast booth as Sun Sports will air the game.

Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

Today, the Rays will take on the New York Yankees at 1:05 in Port Charlotte with Matt Moore set to take the mound for Tampa Bay, while Luis Severino will start for New York. Thus far this spring, the Rays are 4-6, while the Yankees are 3-6.

The game will be covered, both on television and the radio, as Sun Sports and MLB Network will air a live feed of the game while the Rays radio team will also be airing the game.

Today's starting line-ups

Pitchers,

Rays — Matt Moore, Alex Colome, Xavier Cedeno, Ryan Webb, Dana Eveland, Jhan Marinez, Brad Boxberger

Yankees — Luis Severino, Johnny Barbato, Nick Goody, James Pazos, Branden Pinder

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This Date in Team History!

In 2008, the Rays were also playing the Yankees, but this match up resulted in more fireworks than a traditional spring game as Shelly Duncan made a hard slide into Akinori Iwamura, placing Duncan in the unenviable position of having to face Johnny Gomes's wrath. This was a very important moment in Rays history as it showed a notable difference in the way the team carried itself.

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Trivia Time!

The answer to yesterday's question was Tino Martinez, answered by essenpee

W
L ERA FIP K% BB% AVG HR GS/G IP fWAR
8 9 4.55 4.78 15.8% 9.3% .250 17 24/24 142.1 1.8

Hint; the pitcher above is responsible for one of the top five pitched games in team history sorted by GameScore.

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There are 22 days until Opening Day!

That's the same number of homers clubbed by Evan Longoria in 2010.

One of those homers traveled a team season high, 451 feet.

Go Rays!