Youth Shining For Rays

By Dustin Staggers

Game Recaps – 3/5/2010 vs NY Yanks

This was a much anticipated game for fans of the Rays young pitchers.  Both David Price and Jeremy Hellickson took the mound for the Rays, and neither disappointed.  Price struck out 2 in 1.2 innings, giving up 2 hits, and 0 runs.  Hellickson gave up 1 hit in 1.1 innings, while striking out two and walking none.

Sean Rodriguez continued his torrid streak, going one single short of the cycle, in 3 ABs.  It was Rodriguez’s 3rd home run in as many games, and Sean is vying hard for the starting 2b job.

Game Recaps – 3/6/2010 vs Boston Red Sox

Justin Ruggiano hit  walk off HR in the 9th to win the game for the Rays, it was Ruggiano’s only AB for the game.  Young speedster Fernando Perez had 1 hit in 1 ab.

Andy Sonnanstine started the game, and struggled just as he did in 2009.  He pitched 1 inning, and gave up 1 H, 2 ER, and 3 BB.  Wade Davis came into the game and pitched 1.2 innings, and had 3 BB as well.

Game Recaps – 3/7/2010 vs Philadelphia Phillies

Jake McGee pitched for the first time this spring, pitching 1.1 innings, and striking out 2 batters while giving up 1 H. James Shields started the game for the Rays, and struggled a little with  his command, but pitched 2.2 innings, 3 H, and 2 BB.

Young stud Desmond Jennings had 2 Hits and 1 R in 2 AB.  Justin Ruggiano continued to hit the ball well going 1 for 2.  Tim Beckham had an RBI and a hit in his 2 AB’s.  Another young potential started for the Rays, Reid Brignac continued to hit well (.600 AVG), going 2 for 3.