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Spring Training Game Notes: Tampa Bay Rays vs Philadelphia Phillies

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Steve Pearce returns to the line-up as Matt Moore looks to continue his great spring

He's back...
He's back...
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Rays vs Phillies

Today, the Rays will travel to Bright House Field in Clearwater to take on the Philadelphia Phillies with Matt Moore set to take the mound for Tampa Bay, while Vince Velasquez will start for Philadelphia. Heading into play, the Rays currently have a record of 6-9, while Philadelphia sits at 11-4.

Philadelphia will be broadcasting the game, so it can be caught on MLB.tv

Today's starting lineups,

Phillies Rays
Bourjos, CF Forsythe, 2B
Galvis, SS Pearce, DH
Franco, 3B Longoria, 3B
Ruf, 1B Loney, 1B
Howard, DH Jennings, LF
Sweeney, LF Kiermaier, CF
Lind, C Guyer, RF
Lough, RF Franklin, SS
Burriss, 2B Maile, C

Pitchers, per the Tampa Bay Times

Rays — Matt Moore, Ryan Garton, Parker Markel, Kyle McPerson, Mark Sappington, Tyler Sturdevant

Phillies — Vince Velasquez, Jerad Eickhoff, Jeanmar Gomez, Edward Mujica, Ernesto Frieri

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Trivia Time!

The answer to Tuesday's trivia was Ben Grieve's 2001 season.

W L ERA FIP K% BB% AVG HR GS/G IP fWAR
12 10 4.21 5.09 15.8% 12.7% .232 21 28/34 188.1 0.9

Hint; this pitcher posted the highest FIP in a single season for a team pitcher who reached the necessary amount of innings pitched.

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There are 17 days until Opening Day!

That's the same number of homers mashed by Matt Joyce during the 2012 season.

One of those homers was blasted 432ft, so here it is

Go Rays!