Yesterday afternoon, the Tampa Bay Rays picked up their first victory of the spring, thanks in large part to a 10 run eighth inning onslaught. The 10 run barrage was highlighted by a three run home run from Jesus Sanchez. Christian Arroyo also homered during the inning, Nate Lowe provided a double.
Brandon Lowe and Kevin Kiermaier (first game back after dealing with an injured foot), both doubled as well.
#Rays prospect Nate Lowe smokes a ball to the gap for a two-run double. 9 run inning for the Rays and it’s now 10-4. pic.twitter.com/X1QV7dVIfn— Juan Toribio (@juanctoribio) February 26, 2019
Today, the Rays will take on the Boston Red Sox with Fox Sports Sun airing the game.
Here is the Rays starting lineup:
- Yandy Diaz, 3B
- Tommy Pham, LF
- Ji-Man Choi, 1B
- Avisail Garcia, RF (making his Rays spring debut)
- Joey Wendle, 2B
- Kevin Kiermaier, CF
- Daniel Robertson, SS
- Mike Zunino, C
- Michael Perez, DH
Ricardo Pinto, SP
Tyler Cloyd, Jake Faria, Ryne Stanek, Ian Gardeck., Hoby Milner, Matt Krook, and Curtis Taylor are also slated to pitch for the Rays.
News and Links
- What can he do for an encore? Rays’ Joey Wendle has a plan - Marc Topkin, Tampa Bay Times
- Tampa Bay Rays roster outlook: Shortstop is set - Austin Reimann, Rays Colored Glasses
- 2019 Rays Prospects: Spring Training Report, 27-Feb-19 - Mat Germain, Wander Rays
- Rays journal: Kevin Kiermaier pleased with spring reset - Eduardo Encina, Tampa Bay Times
- Pagan feels good after surprise start - Juan Toribio, Rays Baseball
- Snell ready to ease into action - Juan Toribio, Rays Baseball