Arch madness, day two
The Rays aren't hitting on the field this morning, not surprising given the 12:10 local time start, though the struggling Cardinals are.
Before getting to the linueps, there was news from St. Petersburg, where top draft pick LHP David Price apparently looked ready to go in an impressive extended spring training farewell performance.
Price, who has been rehabbing a spring elbow strain, went five innings against the Yankees squad and struck out 10, including Alex Rodriguez twice. A-Rod did get some revenge with a home run as part of his 1-for-4 outing against Price.
Price allowed four hits and two runs, walking one, while throwing 71 pitches. Assuming all is well, he will make his official pro debut on Thursday for advanced Class A Vero.
As for today's game in St. Louis, the only change in the Rays lineup is that Gabe Gross is starting in rightfield ahead of Eric Hinske.