Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Rays at Red Sox

It's 11:30 and Rays manager Joe Maddon and pitching coach Jim Hickey aren't here at City of Palms Park, fueling speculation that perhaps they decided on the fifth starter, the Rays are about to trade Jeff Niemann or they were trying to sort out the Jason Isringhausen situation.

The boys are expected at the park around noonish. Keep you posted, but don't expect any "stop the presses" news.

The Rays are making the last of three trips in five days to Fort Myers, including one Monday. The Red Sox have all their guns in the lineup. Other than the two Gabes and Ben Zobrist, the Rays didn't bring any regulars.

Here are the lineups
Ben Zobrist SS
Adam Kennedy 2B
Willy Aybar 3B
Matt Joyce CF
Shawn Riggans C
Gabe Gross RF
Chris Richard 1B
Ray Sadler DH
Andy Sonnanstine P

Red Sox
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
David Ortiz DH
Kevin Youkilis 1B
J.D. Drew RF
Jason Bay LF
Mike Lowell 3B
Jed Lowrie SS
Jason Varitek C
Clay Buchholz P

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