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Tampa Bay Rays spring training game seventeen against the Minnesota Twins on TV

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Jose De Leon hopes to bounce back after a rough spring debut

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The Tampa Bay Rays offense finally came back to life during the game yesterday afternoon against the Toronto Blue Jays in Port Charlotte as they took him a 8-2 victory to snap a five game losing streak.

Some Notables

  • Evan Longoria and Jake Bauers both had homers, while Casey Gillaspie had two of his own (from both sides of the plate). The Rays now have 22 HR this spring, which ties them for the 3rd most in the majors.
  • The pitching for the Rays was also solid, with the exception of David Carpenter who yielded two runs on three hits during his inning of work.
  • The rest of the staff (Erasmo Ramirez, Tommy Hunter, Dana Eveland, Xavier Cedeno, Danny Farquhar, Ryan Garton, and Andrew Kittredge) combined to throw eight scoreless innings, while they walked one and struck out six, and also allowed only two hits.

Today’s Game

The Rays travel to Fort Myers to take on the Minnesota Twins at 1pm with Jose De Leon heading to the mound for Tampa Bay. The game will be televised by Fox Sports Sun.

Also slated to pitch the Rays will be Chase Whitley, Taylor Gurrieri, Jeff Walters, and Justin Marks.

Today, we’ll see Shane Peterson in the left field, Mallex Smith in center, and Steven Souza in right.

In the infield fro left to right will be Daniel Robertson, Tim Beckham, Nick Franklin, and Jake Bauers, while Casey Gillaspie will be the DH. Jesus Sucre is behind the plate.