I’m working from home, so an impromptu Heartland Digital Living Room couldn’t hurt any. Welcome to the Heartland Digital Living Room, everyone! Grab a digital leather recliner, some wings, chips, and something cold to drink with the action. Lineups as per Pete Abraham are below. It’s a terrific pitching slate for today, with Hughes, Coke, Bruney, Marte, Albaladejo, and Melancon all getting work against the defending AL East champs Tampa Bay. Note also that Cano is pegged fifth, an interesting move in what may be a close approximation of the everyday lineup for the season. Come on in, relax, and enjoy.
Pitching today: Phil Hughes followed by Phil Coke, Brian Bruney, Damaso Marte, Jon Albaladejo, Mark Melancon.
Rays pitching: Wade Davis followed by Winston Abreu, Calvin Medlock, Chad Orvella, Dale Thayer and Julio DePaula.