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

Every player on the 40-man roster is either on the Rays’ active roster or on the DL, except for one, Reid Brignac. Meaning, with all the injuries, as the Rays have needed players, they have gone through everybody else, and even a couple of guys from outside the organization. And still Brignac is in triple-A. This can’t be a good sign, but how bad is it?

The Rays appear to be playing the “We don’t care if you are the last guy on Earth” card. And if that is the case, Brignac is in triple-A until he starts listening to the Rays and stops trying to hit home runs. Or until Will Rhymes goes on the DL…BRIGNAC IS DONE UNLESS HE CHANGES

Lineup (with Rich Thompson making his first career start after 11 years in triple-A)…

  1. Ben Zobrist, RF
  2. BJ Upton, CF
  3. Luke Scott, DH
  4. Jeff Keppinger, 2B
  5. Carlos Pena, 1B
  6. Sean Rodriguez, 3B
  7. Elliot Johnson, SS
  8. Chris Gimenez, C
  9. Rich Thompson, LF
  10. Matt Moore, SP

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  1. KillaTapes says:

    Sometimes I look at this lineup and think, "How?!". Then I remember how good the pitching is.

  2. Rob says:

    I think Moore takes a lazy approach to pitching and solely relies on his stuff, which is fantastic by the way. However, he seems to be the BJ Upton of pitching and has lapses where he just chucks the ball down the middle of the plate and guys like Marlon Byrd take him deep.

    Speaking of solely - that reminds me of Gordon Solie (for you FL natives).

  3. Rob says:

    Three things:

    1. Tonight's appearance confirms Davis won't be taking Niemann's spot in the rotation.

    2. The defensive positioning cost them two runs tonight (not a criticism, just an observation).

    3. Pena doesn't look like he is having fun and he is taking a lot of called strikes in crucial situations.


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