The Tampa Bay Rays fell to 0-4 this spring as they dropped another game, this time a 5-2 defeat at the hands of the Miami Marlins, who took home their first victory of the spring.
Among the highlights for the Rays were the performances of Joe McCarthy and Brandon Lowe, both of whom had multi-hit days. Colin Poche rebounded from his horrendous spring debut to open the game with a perfect first inning.
The rest of the Rays pitching staff had solid days, with the exception of Casey Sadler and Luis Santos, both of whom gave up two runs apiece.
Today, the Rays will travel to Sarasota, where they’ll take on the Baltimore Orioles at 1:05. The game will not have a telecast, but will have radio coverage.
- Brandon Lowe, 2B
- Ji-Man Choi, 1B
- Willy Adames, SS
- Nate Lowe, DH
- Kevin Kiermaier, CF
- Guillermo Heredia, RF
- Kean Wong, 3B
- Jake Smolinski, LF
- Nick Ciuffo, C
Ryan Merritt, SP
Emilio Pagan, Adam Kolarek, Austin Pruitt, Diego Castillo, and Jalen Beeks are all slated to pitch as well.
News and Links
- 2019 Rays Prospects: Spring Training Report, 26-Feb-19 - Mat Germain, Wander Rays
- The High-Five of Tampa Bay Rays Second Basemen: No. 1, Ben Zobrist - Chloe Stowe, Rays Colored Glasses
- Tampa Bay Rays continuing shift in front office hiring - Ryan Sanders, Call to the Pen
- Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell betting big on himself and Tampa Bay Rays - Gabe Lacques, USA Today
- 2019 BtBS Team Preview: Tampa Bay Rays - Daniel R. Epstein, Beyond the Box Score
- Rays happy with depth after starting trio - Juan Toribio, Rays Baseball