Up until first pitch, use the comments section to predict who you think will be the Sunburst Player of the Game. (be sure to use a valid email address while leaving the comment). The commenter that correctly predicts who we will name the Sunburst Player of the Game the most times prior to the all-star game, will win two tickets to a second-half game. Runners-up get their choice of a t-shirt. [Click HERE for rules]

Check Marc Topkin’s blog for the starting lineups.




  1. Charles says:

    I’m gonna get crazy and take the Giraffe today. Third start’s a charm.

  2. Cougar Bait says:

    This is starting to get depressing. Can I pick someone from the other team? OK….I’ll so with (picking random name out of hat….) Gabe Gross.


    • Dave says:

      Ya gotta have hope. There’s always the bat boy, or someone in Durham… I’d go with rain, but I think they can close the stadium in Seattle.

    • Rick says:

      well, i know we can’t pick a hitter. those guys suck right now. so i guess it is Niemann by default

    • Cougar Bait says:

      well, since being in the lineup usually helps in order to be player of the game, i’ll have to switch my guess to Bartlett

  3. MJ says:

    Hmmm… gotta go Longo.

  4. I am jumping on the Longo bandwagon.

  5. theraysparty says:

    Carlos Pena wants that hitting streak back.

  6. Andy Kline says:


  7. TheRevTy says:

    Wade Davis? No?

    I’ll go with Crawford in a bounce back.

  8. Dave says:

    Carl Crawford!

  9. Big Chaz says:


  10. LostTxan says:

    The Sunburst Player of the Game will be Jeff Niemann.

  11. leningan says:

    The bat.

  12. Joe D. says:

    Aybar… to even sure if he’s in the lineup today, but I have a good feeling about Aybar against Jaka… whatever his name is.

  13. Corbitt says:


  14. Rayhawk says:

    Ok I feel a winning streak upon me…;o) Im going with Navi again..

  15. MikeD says:

    haven’t gone with Aki lately, so I’ll take a chance with him. Gotta happen someday!

  16. Ghost of Quinton McCracken says:

    Burrell looked like he just missed a couple last night. He is close. Maybe tonight’s the first multi-home run game.

  17. Steve says:


  18. Mark says:

    I’m going to go with Burrell. I’ll probably regret it because I have a second choice, but hopefully I made the right decision today.

    • Mark says:

      I’m never picking Pat Burrell again. I’m so dissapointed in myself that I decided to go with him instead of Crawford. I need to call Carl to apologize and let him punch me in the mouth for not picking him.

  19. Adrian says:

    Carl Crawford and the Rays get out of their slump tonight.

  20. Michael says:

    I’ll stick with what worked last night…. the M’s offense is still pretty crappy (at least when you don’t help them out by playing your OFs ridiculously shallow), so I’ll go with Jeff Niemann.

  21. Scot..ready for a change in the Rays says:


  22. Scot.. tracking past Rays says:

    It appears that Rocco is already on the DL.

    • James says:

      yeah, some jackass over at DRB posted a fanshot making fun of Baldelli being on the DL again. Looked like they were trying to bait Prof. Saw the DRB writers made the same joke on Twitter yesterday. Morons.

      • Mike Nelson says:

        you know what you call somebody that makes fun of somebody with a disease? A fucking pussy.

        you know what you call somebody that makes fun of somebody with a disease while hiding behind a screen name? A fucking pussy with a little dick.

        If i ever met one of those DRAYS BAY PUSSIES, i will punch him in the fucking mouth.

      • Scot picking Upton again says:

        When he plays, Rocco is a productive and fun-to-watch player. I wish him the best and it is unfortunate that he has hit the DL so quickly. Word is that it is a simple hamstring problem.

  23. staplemaniac says:

    Streaky hitter? I go with Pat the Bat

  24. JL says:

    The Boss, Jr

  25. Goo says:

    I’m going with BJ again, because he is actually playing today

  26. MikeD78 says:

    C Pena going deep tonight…PLEASE!

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