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Tampa Bay Rays spring training game fourteen lineups against the Pittsburgh Pirates

Several of the Rays top pitching prospects are primed to take on the Pirates

MLB: Spring Training-Tampa Bay Rays at Atlanta Braves Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Rays dropped their third game in a row yesterday afternoon as they lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates, 10-8.

Some Notables

  • Blake Snell made his third appearance of the spring, allowing two runs on five hits, while he walked one and struck out three over two innings of work
  • Tommy Hunter struggled as he only recorded two outs, allowing four runs on five hits, including a homer
  • Kevin Gadea also struggled during his time on the mound, recording four outs, but allowing three runs on three hits, while he also walked two
  • Brad Miller and Patrick Leonard clubbed their first homers of the spring
  • Logan Morrison doubled in his second game of the spring since returning from off-season wrist surgery

Today’s Game

The Rays will once again take on the Pirates, this time in Bradenton at 1pm with Root Sports Pittsburgh providing TV coverage for those with will have an audio broadcast of the game as well.

Matt Andriese goes to the mound for the Rays to start, but we’re in for a treat as Ryne Stanek, Jaime Schultz, Chih-Wei Hu, and Hunter Wood are also scheduled to follow.

The Rays aren’t sending many of their regulars on the trip, but we will see Steven Souza in right field, and also get our first look at Mallex Smith as he’ll start in center. Shane Peterson rounds out the outfield.

In the infield from left to right will be Jake Hager, Tim Beckham, Nick Franklin, and Casey Gillaspie. Curt Casali will be behind the plate, while Jake Bauers is the DH.