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Game 1A: Rays at Twins

First Pitch: 12:10 pm CT
TV: None
Know Thine Enemy: DRaysBay

Since Thursday's game against the Red Sox was technically a 'B' game, that will unofficially be designated as Game 1B, whereas I've dubbed today's game as 1A as it's the first 'A' game in spring training. Life makes so much more sense now, doesn't it?

Here is your Twins starting lineup, which easily could be the regular lineup against lefthanded pitchers.That is, if Ron Gardenhire is willing to platoon Ben Revere and Trevor Plouffe, something we've never seen him do since the days of Bobby Kielty and Dustan Mohr.

CF Denard Span
SS Jamey Carroll
C Joe Mauer
1B Justin Morneau
RF Josh Willingham
DH Ryan Doumit
3B Danny Valencia
LF Trevor Plouffe
2B Alexi Casilla

SP Carl Pavano

Other hitters that may "tommy-hawk" a pitch or two today: Drew Butera, Rene Rivera, Chris Parmelee, Brian Dinkelman, Rene Tosoni

Other pitchers scheduled to create a good downward plane: Alex Burnett, Brian Duensing, Matt Capps, Glen Perkins, Matt Maloney, Phil Dumatrait, Anthony Swarzak

Just for funsies, the Rays lineup and more comments are after the jump.
LF Desmond Jennings
CF B.J. Upton
2B Ben Zobrist
RF Matt Joyce
C Jose Molina
DH Jose Lobaton
1B Juan Miranda
3B Elliot Johnson
SS Reid Brignac

SP David Price

Note: 3B Evan Longoria (right hand), DH Luke Scott (right shoulder), and 1B Carlos Pena (not in game shape yet, slacker) are not making the trip due to their respective issues. Some may argue that Luke Scott's issues extend further than just his right shoulder, though.

Keep an ear out for positive things, and here's your first chance to listen to new radio play-by-play broadcaster Cory Provus. Don't have a radio nearby? Good, because Gophers basketball has taken priority over the Twins game on the radio anyway, so here's where your pointy ears can listen to the game, in case you missed it the first time.