Rays Lose First Spring Game

By Dustin Staggers

The Rays lost their first Spring game yesterday against the Baltimore Orioles, 12-2.  As we all know, Spring stats and scores have to be taken with a grain of salt and a more careful examination of the box scores.

James Shields and Matt Garza combined for 3 IP, and 2k, 2bb and 1 ER.  Garza gave up a HR to Josh Bell that accounted for that ER.

As far as the hitters are concerned, we didn’t really put the bat on the ball too much. Sean Rodriguez did drop a bomb in the 7th inning.  Reid Brignac, Navi, and Kelly Shoppach all had one hit.