Rays 4/19/13 Starting Lineup:
- Joe Maddon preserved the front four in Friday night’s starting lineup with Desmond Jennings leading off, followed by Kelly Johnson in left-field, Ben Zobrist in right-field, and Evan Longoria at third. Sean Rodriguez will get the start at first with Ryan Roberts handling second base.
- Per Marc Topkin, the Rays are having a players-only meeting before tonight’s game. It’s anyone’s guess as to what the meeting may be about, though I’d imagine it might have something to do with the way they’re playing. If you harken back to 2011, the Rays held a similar meeting with Johnny Damon playing the part of veteran motivator, following their incredibly slow start to that historic season.
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