That sure was a fun game to listen to yesterday afternoon.
19 runs on 23 hits, five home runs, while the Rays pitching staff was perfect through seven innings and they were able to shutout the Twins.
Some notables from the game
- Alex Cobb made his spring debut and was pleased with the movement on his pitches, except his change-up. He tossed two perfect innings with two strikeouts.
- Neil Wagner was only Rays pitcher to allow a hit (three of them), while Dana Eveland, David Carpenter, Alex Colome, and Danny Faquhar were all perfect.
- Several impressive performances on the offensive side of things, Rickie Weeks and Cade Gotta both were 3-3 with a HR.
- Jake Bauers doubled and hit a grand slam. Curt Casali and Nick Franklin were the other Rays to homer.
- Corey Dickerson, Cade Gotta, Rickie Weeks, Michael McKenry, Curt Casali, Nick Franklin, and Jake Bauers all had multi-hit days
- Evan Longoria went 1-3, and also provided his usual stellar defense in his spring debut
The Rays will take on their opponents from Monday, the Philadelphia Phillies at 1pm in Port Charlotte. The game won’t be televised, but an audio feed will be available through MLB.com
Jake Odorizzi will be making his spring debut, he gets the start. Matt Anriese, Justin Marks, Jaime Schultz, Jake Faria, and Taylor Gurrieri are also slated to throw for the Rays.
Steven Souza will be making his spring debut, starting in right field and leading off. Kevin Kiermaier is in center and Tim Beckham will get some in left field.
Evan Longoria is DH’ing after making his spring debut at third yesterday. In the infield from left to right will be Patrick Leonard, Willy Adames, Brad Miller, and Rickie Weeks. Jesus Sucre will be behind the plate.
#Rays lineup for today vs Phillies pic.twitter.com/j8QnfLmOfA— Roger Mooney (@RogerMooney50) March 1, 2017
.@vjvelasquezrhp is on the hill to start this afternoon's road game against the Rays. First pitch at 1:05pm. #GoPhils pic.twitter.com/N3nHGOUIpl— Phillies (@Phillies) March 1, 2017