Friday lineup, with a few surprises

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April

The Rays set their lineup for Friday's opener against Yankees LHP CC Sabathia, and it has a few surprises:
Jennings cf
Zobrist rf
Longoria 3b
Keppinger DH
Rodriguez ss
Johnson 2b
Pena 1b
Molina c
Joyce lf
Shields p

The two biggest questions seem to be why Luke Scott isn't playing, and why Elliot Johnson is hitting ahead of Carlos Pena.

The answers are in the numbers:

Scott, a lefty hitter, is 2-for-11 with 6 Ks vs. Sabathia, while Keppinger is 6-for-14.

Pena is 4-for-35, with 19 Ks vs. Sabathia, and Johnson is 2-for-9 w/a HR.

Here is the Yankees projected lineup:

Jeter ss
Granderson cf
Cano 2b
Rodriguez 3b
Teixeira 1b
Swisher rf
Ibanez dh
Martin c
Gardner cf
Sabathia p
 

 

[Last modified: Saturday, May 5, 2012 12:40am]

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