The grounds crew putting the tarp on the field at Hammond Stadium at around 6:30 pm. (Photo by Steve Carney)
by Steve Carney
The Tampa Bay Rays have a night tilt tonight against the Minnesota Twins, with Matt Moore taking on Mike Pelfrey. Coverage on 620 WDAE starts at 7:00, with first pitch with Dave Wills and Neil Solondz at 7:05.
The forecast called for a 60 percent chance of rain, and precipitation started falling at Hammond Stadium just before 6:30, and the tarp was on the field by 6:45.
Because of the threat of rain, DH Luke Scott, who was initially in the starting lineup, was left behind in Port Charlotte, and Leslie Anderson was placed in the starting lineup at DH.
Rays Starting Lineup (Updated 6:30 PM)
Scott DH Anderson DH
Twins Starting Lineup