Wednesday lineups: Twins/Rays

Posted on March 26th, 2008 – 9:27 AM
By Joe Christensen

FORT MYERS — Scott Baker will pitch for Class AAA Rochester today in a game against Class AA New Britain. He’s hoping to run his pitch count up to 70, but the staff is skeptical that he’ll be up to it after recently losing 12 pounds with the flu.

In the main event today, the Twins will trot out something very close to an A-lineup against Tampa Bay pitcher James Shields.

Update: Adam Everett was scratched, presumably because he’s coming back from the flu. He did take batting practice, though, and appears on the road to recovery.

Rays

1. Akinori Iwamura, 2B

2. Jason Bartlett, SS

3. Eric Hinske, RF

4. Jonny Gomes, DH

5. Chris Richard, 1B

6. Joel Guzman, 3B

7. John Weber, LF

8. Shawn Riggans, C

9. Elliot Johnson, CF

Pitcher: RH James Shields

Twins

1. Carlos Gomez, CF

2. Joe Mauer, C

3. Michael Cuddyer, RF

4. Justin Morneau, 1B

5. Delmon Young, LF

6. Craig Monroe, DH

7. Mike Lamb, 3B

8. Brendan Harris, 2B

9. Matt Tolbert, SS

Starting pitcher: RH Livan Hernandez.

Hammond Stadium. Scheduled first pitch: 12:05 (Central).

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