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

Hideki Matsui is in the lineup tonight (see below). Will this be a regular occurrence?

Not everyday, but we will probably see it a few more times until Flash Jennings comes off the DL. If the Rays get a lead, look for somebody like Rich Thompson to replace Matsui late in the game. He might also get a start or two at DH in the next couple of weeks against lefties. Otherwise, Matsui is probably going to be a pinch-hitter until he shows he deserves more…SEMI-REGULAR FOR NOW


  1. Carlos Pena, 1B
  2. BJ Upton, CF
  3. Matt Joyce, RF
  4. Ben Zobrist, 2B
  5. Luke Scott, DH
  6. Hideki Matsui, LF
  7. Jose Lobaton, C
  8. Drew Sutton, 3B
  9. Elliot Johnson, SS
  10. James Shields, SP

Song to get you pumped up





  1. Dave L says:

    Maybe we will attract more Japanese media and advertising again like when Aki was here.

    He can't be any worse an option on the bench than Vogt of the 0-17 with zero BB.

    He might be a little bit of an adventure in left, but I hope not.

    Welcome Godzilla.

    My favorite memory of him is when he went into the stands and his momentum was stopped entirely by his face mashing into a seat. Damn that looked painful.

  2. Don says:

    Shields gets the heavy heads...Moore got the shaft...
    OH reminds me hope Matsui doesn't get the "big head" starting tonight..
    AH SO...ya all....


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