Rays Ready For First Night Game Of Spring

PORT CHARLOTTE (WDAE) -- The Tampa Bay Rays come off a loss in Friday's Grapefruit League opener and head to Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers for the first road contest of the spring, taking on the Minnesota Twins. Left-hander Ryan Yarbrough will get the start and throw one inning, taking on Kohl Stewart. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05, with coverage on WDAE beginning at 5:30 with Countdown to Opening Day.

Rays Starting Lineup

Meadows DH

Wendle 2B

B. Lowe 1B

Smolinski LF

Heredia CF

Arroyo 3B

Sanchez RF

Velazquez SS

Ciuffo C

Twins Starting Lineup

Polanco SS

Schoop 2B

Cruz DH

Rosario LF

Cron 1B

Buxton CF

Astudillo C

Kiriloff RF

Rosales 3B

WHO'S CHAIRMAN OF THE (CORNHOLE) BOARD: If you thought that a clubhouse would be tight after dropping a spring contest, you'd be sorely mistake, but you'd be even more wrong if you think the outcome of a Grapefruit League contest means anything to the Rays

Pitchers Blake Snell and Brent Honeywell engaged in a spirited game of cornhole, complete with a heavy amount of trash talking between the two.


Honeywell, the Georgia native, shut out Snell in the first game before playing a second game left-handed.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEANS: Today is home clubhouse manager Ryan "Beans" Denlinger's birthday.


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