The Rays will waltz into the Trop today to once more take on the Tigers in their last Spring Training game of the 2013 Grapefruit League season. Le Tigre beat up on the Rays number two pitcher Jeremy Hellickson Friday, tagging him for eight runs (six earned) on seven hits with two walks in his three inning, 72 pitch, outing.
“I’m pretty disappointed,” Hellickson said. “That’s not how I wanted to go into the season. I feel good. I’m healthy. That’s the main thing. But I’m disappointed with today.”
The Rays offense will get one last opportunity to tune things up following a pretty poor showing in the batter’s box yesterday — Tampa Bay did not get a hit until the fifth inning when Kelly Johnson doubled to right. Sam Fuld hit a two-run homer in the eighth.
Matt Moore will get the start in today’s 1:10 PM game.
Rays 3/30/13 Starting Lineup:
- In case you haven’t heard, odds are good that Rays DH Luke Scott will start the 2013 on the disabled list. An MRI Friday showed a strain in his right calf muscle and Scott expected to see Dr. Eaton Saturday. The Rays should get a better idea of the severity of the injury following the appointment and will decide what move(s) need to be made from there.
- The ever popular Meet the Rays video series is now available for your viewing consumption here.
- Buster Posey and Justin Verlander just got their pay day. The two received contract extensions Friday, worth a combined $347MM.