Yesterday, the Rays exclusively used pitchers who are likely ticketed for the bullpen or the minors, but nonetheless they came away with a 5-1 victory with each player who took the mound delivering impressive performances.
Dana Eveland got the start and pitched decently, despite allowing the lone Boston run -- it was unearned -- thanks to some defensive miscues. Particularly two missed double play opportunities as Steve Pearce struggled over at the hot corner and committed his second error of the spring. That was the lone blemish for Rays pitching as they'd only allow two hits from the third inning until the game's completion.
On the offensive side, several Rays had excellent days with Brad Miller leading the charge as went one for three with hit being a solo smash to dead center. Logan Morrison was two for three, making solid contact against a southpaw and Rene Rivera was also two for three, with a double. 2011 draft pick, Granden Goetzman made his presence known as he blasted a solo home run of his own to cap off the Rays scoring.
Much bigger news than a meaningless spring training victory was the fact that Brad Boxberger will be sideline for the next two months after undergoing surgery on Thursday.
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