Rays 9/15/12 Starting Lineup:
Noteworthiness: The Rays will try to bounce back from a disappointing series against the O’s, with a three game set against those dreaded Bronx Bummers. If Tampa Bay hopes to make it to the post-season, they are going to need to step to the plate, (literally and proverbially) starting tonight. Joe Maddon’s put together an interesting lineup, finding DesJen, Zo, and Longo at the top of the order, bumping Upton down to the fourth spot. Elliot Johnson is back in the thick of things at second with Roberts, presumably, on the mend. I mean, it’s not like he’s got to worry about making too many long throws there. We’ll just hope he doesn’t have to throw home. Why Ben Francisco is in there instead of Fuld, is beyond me. Ho hum…Oh well, as always, Let’s Go Rays!