Friday, February 29, 2008

Rays win Spring Opener 7-6

Rays start off 2008 with a win in their spring opener behind Edwin Jacksons scorless 2 innings and Evan Longoria's RBI Double. Ben Zobrist went 2-3 and Andy Sonnanstine Pitched 1 perfect inning. Jake McGee and Jason Hammel weren't as effective. McGee have up 4 runs without retiring a batter and Hammel gave up 2 runs in 2 innings with 2 walks. Bullpen candidate Grant Balfour also pitched 1 scoreless inning. Sarasota's own James Houser picks up the W and Chris Mason gets the save. Ben Zobrist and Evan Longoria were the only two players to see time at 3rd. However, Willy Aybar and Eric Hinske did split DH duties, and Joel Guzman played some 1B.

Here's the best box score I could put together, but it ain't pretty