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.

And here is the long overdue leaderboard. We were tempted to give Dave credit for 2 for the night he picked Ben Zobrist, even though Zorilla did not start. As you may recall, Zobrist came off the bench and hit a go-ahead grand slam.





  1. Charles says:

    Boy do I have some catching up to do. Well done, Dave.

    I’m playing it safe and going with Longoria tonight.

  2. ClemsonRay says:

    Carlos Pena

  3. Adrian says:

    Jason Bartlett: 5-8 lifetime against Washburn. Gotta like those odds.

  4. cougar says:


  5. Brett says:

    Sunbusrt POG: Sonny…got this weird feeling.

  6. GH says:

    Pat Burrell finally starts hitting off Washburn.

  7. Dave says:

    Thanks for the nod. My thinking on Zobrist — the lineup was stinking it up so it was time for heroics from the bench. Also, I’m incredibly lucky.

    Gotta go with Navarro tonight. We need some leadership and I’m not sure what’s up with Dirtbag’s foot.

  8. I think I might start throwing mine out there just for fun. Obviously I am not eligible for the prize or the title of Sunburst Grand Poobah

    I like Upton against the lefty and in that enormous outfield.

  9. leningan says:

    Maddon’s spray chart?… The DH formerly (and hopefully soon to be again) known as “the Bat”.

  10. Joe D. says:

    I’m going with Pena, it might be a lefty v. lefty match up, but Pena is 5-20 off Washburn with 2 HR’s

  11. steve-o1285 says:

    At the risk of looking like I’m copying, I’ll go with BJ Upton…eventually it has to work for me.

  12. Gil says:

    I have got to go with some leadership in Carlos Pena.

  13. JL says:

    The new and improved Ultimate Warrior…….Jason Bartlett for Sunburst

  14. Andy Kline says:

    Ben “Zorilla” Zobrist

  15. Rayshead says:

    Navi, our own “fat toad”……lovingly given by the way.

  16. Rayshawk says:

    Navi sorry its been a long day………;o)

  17. Big Chaz says:

    Pat will have a HR and 3 RBIs tonight making hime the SPOG

  18. no Upton? Hmmm…tempted to go Barty and I prolly shouldn’t pick Pat until he has a good game but Burrell it is.

  19. Michael says:

    Put me down for Andy Sonnanstine. The Mariners have gotten off to a good start based primarily on their pitching and much-improved defense, but their hitting still stinks. I like Andy to start turning it around against the M’s relatively punchless offense.

  20. Cougar Bait says:

    Its a long shot, but I’m thinking Burrell has a good game vs the lefty

  21. Jason Bartlett will be Sunburst Player of the Game

  22. No Bossman = Bad news for Rays versus Washburn. The rest of the lineup (especially the righties) are going to have to bring the big stick tonight. Hopefully, Bartlett in the #1 spot will provide a spark to shake Washburn up early. This guy’s bringing some confidence into this game and the Rays need to blow it up early. Go Rays!

  23. I am liking the Bossman Jr. tonight.

  24. KillaTapes says:

    Sonny. Season’s first no-no going down tonight. Don’t laugh.

  25. Jsess says:

    Gotta go with Bartlett for POG

  26. Scratch my BJ pick he is out; I am going with Barlett.

  27. Scot (who is glad to see the Rays & A's) says:


  28. MikeD78 says:

    I’ll go with CC.

  29. staplemaniac says:

    Aki has a big game. I says Aki

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