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.

Game Graph


Source: FanGraphs

Playing A Little Pepper

BJ Upton has begun a rehab assignment and should be back with the Rays in a week or so. Joe Maddon appears to be settling into a top-of-the-rotation of Jennings-Pena-Longoria-Joyce-Zobrist. Where will BJ Upton fit once he is back?

Well, the obvious answer is that Upton will likely bat sixth, right behind that group. And he started 58 games in that spot last year. But if Luke Scott is healthy, he fits nicely in that spot. So does Upton bat seventh? At that point, Maddon might as well drop Bossman all the way down and run with the “double leadoff” scenario of Upton ninth and Flash first. That is just outside-the-boxish that Maddon will have to try it…NINTH (or sixth)

Lineup…

Similar to yesterday, but with Jose Lobaton at catcher and Stephen Vogt at DH.

  1. Flash Jennings, CF
  2. Carlos Pena, 1B
  3. Evan Longoria, 3B
  4. Matt Joyce, LF
  5. Ben Zobrist, RF
  6. Stephen Vogt, DH
  7. Jose Lobaton, C
  8. Sean Rodriguez, 2B
  9. Reid Brignac, SS
  10. James Shields, SP

Song to get you pumped up

Winning is so much better than losing. Let’s get back…

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  1. Cork Gaines says:

    Here's Jeremy Hellickson being carted off the field.

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