Monday, March 24, 2008

Jaso in Double-A lineup

With catcher Hector Gimenez down from major-league camp, John Jaso has been bumped to Montgomery's lineup today. Pitcher Jeff Niemann has also reported to the complex after being sent out of major-league camp Saturday.

Today's lineups that will face the Blue Jays (higher levels home, lowers travel to Dunedin) ...
Durham (three DHs, no 1B?) -- Perez, cf; Raburn, 2b; Ruggiano, rf; Gimenez, c; Nowak, 3b; Andrus, dh; Owens, dh; Merrill, ss; Breen, lf; Jamieson, dh.
Montgomery -- Eldridge, cf; Hughes, 1b; Jaso, c; Fields, dh; Pedroza, rf; Suarez, 3b; Hall, lf; Walton, ss; Lopez, dh; Fontaine, 2b.
Vero Beach -- Salem, cf; O'Malley, dh; Ashley, c; Vogt, dh; Royster, lf; Sexton, 3b; Wrigley, 1b; Cipriano, 2b; Matulia, rf; Luna, ss.
Columbus -- Ross, 2b; Jones, cf; Sonoqui, 1b; Kang, lf; Carroll, 3b; Thomas, c; Estrada, ss; Novas, rf; Williams, dh; Acosta, dh.

Results ...
Triple-A -- Patrick Breen tripled twice and starter Mitch Talbot allowed a two-run homer in four innings. The game ended in a tie.

Double-A -- Christian Lopez hit a two-run double in the ninth to give the Rays a 6-5 win. The teams continued to play to get some pitchers their work and Lopez scored from second on a wild pitch. Sergio Pedroza also homered, while starter Wade Davis went four innings.

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