Thursday, March 26, 2009

Rays at Tigers

Joker Marchant Stadium, one of the best stops in the Grapefruit League, winter home of the Detroit Tigers.

The Rays are here for a 6:05 p.m. start. This is their only trip to Lakeland this season. Too bad. I can make the ride to this jewel of a stadium at least once a week.

Matt Joyce is playing center field for the Rays. Rays manager Joe Maddon said Joyce still has a shot to make the Opening Day roster.

Adam Kennedy is playing left field in an effort to turn him into a Super U player that Maddon so loves.

Said hi to former Rays pitcher Edwin Jackson. He will be no lower than the Tigers third starter this season.

Here are the lineups ...

Adam Kennedy LF
Dioner Navarro C
Willy Aybar 2B
Carlos Pena 1B
Matt Joyce CF
Ben Zobrist SS
Gabe Gross RF
Morgan Ensberg 3B
Jon Weber DH
Andy Sonnanstine P

Curtis Granderson CF
Placido Polanco 2B
Magglio Ordonez RF
Miguel Cabrera 1B
Carlos Guillen LF
Gary Sheffield DH
Gerald Laird C
Brandon Inge 3B
Ramon Santiago SS
Rick Porcello P

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