This post, which will appear before every game, will include starting lineups (when we learn them) and during the game will include a Game Graph that will constantly update the percent chance the Rays have of winning this particular game.

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Source: FanGraphs

Playing A Little Pepper

After starting the season 4-1, the Rays have lost three in a row and they still have five games left on this grueling 10-game roadtrip. How many of the next five games do the Rays need to win for this trip to avoid being a disappointment?

Just like our panic attack at the beginning of last season, we might have been a little too giddy with the Rays opening sweep of the Yankees. Still, looking at how menacing the first 13 games were prior to the season, we would have been happy to see the Rays come home with a winning record (7-6). That means the Rays just need to go 3-2 in the next five…THREE

Lineup…

  1. Flash Jennings, CF
  2. Carlos Pena, 1B
  3. Evan Longoria, 3B
  4. Jeff Keppinger, 2B
  5. Ben Zobrist, RF
  6. Luke Scott, DH
  7. Sean Rodriguez, SS
  8. Matt Joyce, LF
  9. Chris Gimenez, C
  10. Matt Moore, SP

Song to get you pumped up

Another 80s request (via The Estels) from one of my favorite movies as a kid…

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  1. Rob says:

    This season has 2009 written all over it. Just like after the 2008 season, they signed some offense, increased their payroll and have big expectations they may not live up to. I know it's early and you can't make any predictions, but this just doesn't feel right.

    Also, why is Gimenez, a career .171 hitter, swinging on a 3-0 count with a runner on first and nobody out down 3 runs to 0? Isn't that the epitome of when you want to take a pitch?

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  2. Rob says:

    How about throwing something other than fastball down the middle to Ortiz?

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  3. Don says:

    Moore completes the pitching cycle...they all stink...whats the starting pitchers ERA to date.... 28?

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