Zobrist Makes Grapefruit Debut, Rays Defeat Phillies 6-1
The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in Port Charlotte by a final score of 6-1. Matt Moore started the game for the Rays and tossed 1.2 scoreless innings allowing one hit, one walk, and striking out a pair. He was opposed by former Rays pitcher Roberto Hernandez who worked 3 innings allowing only a hit while striking out three.
As often is the case during spring training we get to see things that are out of the norm.. Today Logan Forsythe started at first base a place he hasn’t played since coming to the big leagues since 2011.
Another thing fans hate to see in spring training are injuries. Today the fans at Charlotte Sports Park witnessed a scary moment as a line drive went right back up the middle directly at pitcher Matt Moore’s head! Luckily was able to deflect the line drive off his glove and out of harms way.
The Rays trailed 1-0 into the bottom of the 7th but stormed ahead with a 5-run frame keyed by a 2-run single by Ray Olmedo and a 2-run double by Cole Figueroa. The Rays added an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth on a Jeremy Moore homer in the bottom of the 8th.
Tampa Bay Rays (2-1) 6, Philadelphia Phillies (1-5) 1
March 3, 2014
BATTING 2B: Moore (2, Stutes), Figueroa, C (1, Stutes). HR: Moore (1, 8th inning off De Fratus, 0 on, 2 out). RBI: Belnome (1), Olmedo 2 (2), Figueroa, C 2 (2), Moore (1). GIDP: Joyce. Team RISP: 2-for-6. Team LOB: 3.BASERUNNING SB: Forsythe (1).FIELDING Outfield assists: Myers (Galvis at 3rd base).
Team ER: off Philadelphia 6, off Tampa Bay 1. BB: off Stutes 2 (Christian, Sands), off Moore, M (Ruf), Riefenhauser (Brown, D), Gomes, B (Brown, D), Kelly, M (Brignac). SO: by Hernandez, R 3 (Belnome, Hanigan, Nix, J), Manship 2 (Belnome, Hanigan), by Moore, M 2 (Blanco, Castro, L), Bell (Mayberry), Gomes, B 2 (Franco, Ruf), Kelly, M (Thomas, C), Yates (Marson). HB: Figueroa, C (by Aumont). Umpires: HP: Jeff Gosney. 1B: Bill Welke. 3B: Marvin Hudson. Official Scorer: Carli Todd. Weather: 77 degrees, sunny. Wind: 14 mph, Out to LF. T: 2:51. Att: 4,514. Venue: Charlotte Sports Park. March 3, 2014
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