Saturday, March 14, 2009

Rays at Reds

Scott Kazmir carried two bats into the visitor's locker room Saturday at Ed Smith Stadium, which is one of the worst spring trainig stadiums anywhere on earth.

You can see why the Reds want to leave Sarasota, and why no one wants to follow them to this dump. It's as unappealing a stadium as you can find. A cookie cutter that is too bright which always makes it feel like it's 20 degrees hotter than it really is.

Anyway ...

Kazmir is pitching today and, unlike the other National League parks the Rays have visited up to this point, he will hit, because REds manager Dusty Baker doesn't want to use a DH.


Kaz is excited. He even took batting practice.

Here are the lineups:
Jason Bartlett SS
Carl crawford LF
Evan Longoria 3B
Carlos Pena 1B
Pat Burrell RF
Willy Aybar 2B
Dioner Navarro C
Ben Zobrist CF
Scott Kazmir P

Willy Taveras CF
Jeff Keppinger SS
Laynce Nix RF
Daryle Ward 1B
Juan Francisco 3B
Craig Tatum C
Norris Hopper LF
Paul Janish 2B
Bronson Arroyo P

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