Looking a little gloomy at the Shark Tank in more ways than one. Dark clouds are hovering, befitting the mood surrounding the Marlins. The Rays aren't just going for a series sweep this afternoon. They're going for their eighth consecutive win in South Florida. The seven previous games have been decided by a cumulative score of 68-19! Ouch.
Here are the lineups:
Marlins: 1. Emilio Bonifacio, 3b; 2. Jeremy Hermida, rf; 3. Hanley Ramirez, ss; 4. Ross Gload, 1b; 5. Dan Uggla, 2b; 6. John Baker, c; 7. Cody Ross, cf; 8. Chris Coghlan, lf; 9. Josh Johnson, p.
Rays: 1. B.J. Upton, cf; 2. Carl Crawford, lf; 3. Evan Longoria, 3b; 4. Carlos Pena, 1b; 5. Ben Zobrist, rf; 6. Jason Bartlett, ss; 7. Akinori Iwamura, 2b; 8. Dioner Navarro, c; 9. James Shields, p.