• The Rays are 4-5 against Toronto this season, including 1-2 in their only series at the Trop.
  • Tampa is still last in the majors in hitting, but actually raised their average on their most recent road trip from .234 to .242. The team hit .272 over the 10 games. Toronto leads the majors in hitting (.301).
  • The Rays had only 8 stolen bases in their first 20 games. 37 in the 34 games since.
  • The Devil Rays’ bullpen is giving up hits to the tune of a .308 average. The AL average is .261.
  • Tonight’s starter, Seth McClung, is 1-1 in 2 starts this season against the Blue Jays with a 4.50 ERA. Went 7 innings in both starts.
  • Tomorrow’s starter, Mark Hendrickson, 0-2 with a 4.85 ERA in 2 starts against the Jays this season.
  • The Blue Jays just came off a series win versus the Red Sox, taking 2 of 3.
  • They have scored 5+ runs in 6 of last 7 games.
  • Troy Glaus hit 11 home runs in May, the most in the AL.
  • Tonight’s starter, Casey Janssen, is 1-1 with a 5.27 ERA versus Tampa.


Probable Pitchers

Friday, 7:15 et

Toronto Casey Janssen, RHP (3-3, 3.25)
Devil Rays Seth McClung, RHP (2-6, 6.13)

Saturday, 7:15 et

Toronto Roy Halladay, RHP (6-1, 2.88)

Devil Rays Mark Hendrickson, LHP (3-5, 3.98)

Sunday, 1:15 et

Toronto Gustavo Chacin, LHP (6-1, 5.11)
Devil Rays Doug Waechter, RHP (0-4, 6.70)

 
 

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  1. D.A. Humber says:

    Hey,

    I was hoping to put together a special piece on my blog “Baseball Central” (http://dahumber.blogspot.com) before the upcoming MLB Entry Draft and have some analysis from baseball bloggers throughout the American League East to touch upon what their team’s focuses may be for the draft. I was hoping to have a blogger from the Yanks, Jays, O’s, Rays and Sox contribute to this special Pre-Draft article, and was hoping you could be the contributer for the Rays.

    Basically, what I would like is for you to answer just a few of these questions, so I can incorporate it into the article. Aside from receiving my undying gratitude, I would highlite your specific blog in my article as well, which hopefully will give your site more publicity. You are also very free to cut and paste the article into your blog as well, making it a true communal piece. Let me know what you think!

    Oh yeah, here are the questions.

    1) What are the Rays positional needs down on the farm? This is considered to be a pitcher heavy draft, does it work in the team’s favour?

    2.) Who do you think the Rays will target with their first picks (3rd overall)? Who would you like for them to get?

    3.) How would you assess the Rays track record of drafting over the last few years? Are you satistified with the team’s scouting and drafting history?

    Thanks!
    D.A. Humber
    (can be reached at [email protected])

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