Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Sweatshirt needed Tuesday

The Rays play the Blue Jays again today with the higher-level teams in Dunedin and the Class A games in St. Pete. The higher-level games will be 12 innings. Oh, and it's 50 degrees. Where's the Florida warmth? Now, for today's lineups ...

Durham -- not posted
Montgomery -- Loyola, rf; Suarez, 3b; Jaso, dh; Fields, 1b; Hughes, dh; Groce, cf; Hall, lf; De La Rosa, ss; Lopez, c; Fontaine, 2b.
Vero Beach -- Salem, cf; Fronk, rf; Vogt, 1b; Royster, dh; McCormick, dh; Stewart, lf; Sexton, 3b; Cipriano, 2b; Dhaenans, ss; Albernaz, c.
Columbus -- Biell, cf; Reynolds, lf; Sonoqui, dh; Humphrey, 1b; Williams, 3b; Estrada, ss; Acosta, c; Novas, rf; Edwards, dh; Scholzen, 2b.

Higher-level results ...
The Blue Jays welcomed Jeff Niemann back to the minors, greeting him with eight runs in three innings of the Triple-A game. It didn't get much better for Tampa Bay -- though Jeremy Owens did homer -- in Toronto's 18-4 victory.

In the Double-A game, some no-name left-hander called Jake McGee (sarcasm) posted nine strikeouts in four innings of Tampa Bay's 7-6 win. Richard De Los Santos worked five innings -- are the Rays considering making him a starter? -- while Cesar Suarez homered twice. Suarez finished 4-for-5 and John Jaso was 3-for-4 with a homer.

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