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

Last year the Rays started 0-6 and a lot of us went Chicken Little and thought the sky was falling. If the Rays win today and sweep the Yankees is there some fear that we will start overreacting in the other direction?

To a certain extent, yes. But while there are holes in this year’s offense, this team also has two bats (Evan Longoria, Carlos Pena) that can carry the team for long stretches. And there are two other big bats (Matt Joyce, Luke Scott) that can win a game with one swing. Last April, the Rays didn’t have any of those (Longo was injured, Joyce was still finding himself) and even when Manny was here, he wasn’t Manny with the bat. In other words, it shouldn’t be a surprise that the Rays can take 3-straight from the Yankees at home. We still don’t know how good this team is, but…This Is A Good Team

Lineup…

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

Song to get you pumped up

In honor of Easter Sunday, let’s get religious and show the Yankees some cool and cold, like old Job…

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1 Comment

  1. Dave L says:

    Funny how the opening day lineup looked so weak.

    A couple of tweaks and two days (2 wins) later and this lineup looks like it walked out of a cornfield.

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