Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to those of us with Irish heritage and those just looking for an excuse to day-drink! Today, the Bucs are taking on the Rays, with a (sadly) familiar face on the mound for Tampa Bay.
Tampa Bay Rays (6-9 preseason) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (8-7 preseason) - Wednesday, March 17 @ 1:05 p.m.
Stadium: LECOM Park, Bradenton, Florida
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, MLB Network
Radio: KDKA 1020 AM/100.1 FM
Pirates: Mitch Keller - RHP - (0-0) - 12.00 ERA - 3 total Ks
Rays: Tyler Glasnow - RHP - (0-0) - 3.18 ERA - 10 total Ks
Probable Starting Lineups (subject to last-minute changes)
- Adam Frazier - 2B
- Ke’Bryan Hayes - 3B
- Bryan Reynolds - LF
- Colin Moran - 1B
- Gregory Polanco - RF
- Anthony Alford -CF
- Jacob Stallings - C
- Erik Gonzalez - DH
- Cole Tucker - SS
- Austin Meadows - LF
- Manuel Margot - RF
- Joey Wendle - 3B
- Mike Brosseau - 1B
- Francisco Mejia - C
- Wander Franco - SS
- Miles Mastrobuoni - 2B
- Brett Sullivan - DH
- Ryan Boldt - CF
After getting shellacked by the Orioles on Monday, the Bucs bounced back nicely against the Minnesota Twins yesterday, winning 4-2. Chad Kuhl lived up to his name, tossing three nice innings, and Kevin Newman continued to swing a hot bat, going 3-for-4.
Mitch Keller will make his third start of the spring today. His last outing against the Orioles on March eleventh was somewhat encouraging; here’s hoping he can go a bit longer and keep his fastball humming. On the other side, Tyler Glasnow (I KNOW I KNOW) has already been named the Rays’ Opening Day starter after a dominant performance over the Braves on the eleventh. Obviously, the Bucs have something to prove there. Wind up those bats, boys. Oh, come on, I can dream.
Power up your GIFs and come hang out!