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

Don’t sugarcoat it. Give it to us straight. How bad is it Doc?

Oh, it’s pretty bad. Consider that the pitching staff has a 3.19 ERA in the last 10 games, and yet the Rays are just 3-7 during that stretch. And that’s because the batters are averaging just 5 hits and 2 walks per game. They are hitting .167 and a .223 OBP…NOT LETHAL, JUST VOMIT-INDUCING

Lineup…

  1. Elliot Johnson, SS
  2. Ben Zobrist, 2B
  3. Flash Jennings, LF
  4. BJ Upton, CF
  5. Sean Rodriguez, 3B
  6. Carlos Pena, 1B
  7. Jose Lobaton, C
  8. Matt Joyce, RF
  9. Drew Sutton, 2B
  10. Matt Moore, SP

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6 Comments

  1. KillaTapes says:

    Is that a typo? It says Elliot Johnson leading off. I hope that's a typo, that's gotta be a typo. Right? Stop playin

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    • Cork Gaines says:

      Not a typo. The answer to the Rays anemic offense is apparently Elliot Johnson leading off.

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      • Joe says:

        Probably more a case of having Jennings in a run producing spot. It doesn't matter, our only real shot is for Price to be like he's been almost all year and for Sabathia to just not have it for a night...

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  2. Dave L says:

    Hey Merry Xmas!

    Everybody got their wish! Joyce gets to face a big lefty. Hopefully its not a repeat of opening day with 3 k's...

    Thanks God Luke is resting too.

    It could get ugly tonite, er uglier I mean. Actually I think the lineup is the best we can muster on June 7, 2012 unfortunately.

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  3. don says:

    Actually reverse the top two. .ZObrist is the man they trained to sit and wait to get on base, Johnson can bunt,hit and run, has speed and can hit a little,Maddon would have something..
    Dave,I'll take joyce you take Pena aga. Sabathia for most hits&
    least strikeouts,for your lunch money....

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    • Dave L says:

      Actually I would sit Pena tonite if Jabba the Hut was behind the plate and DH Lobaton. If Giminez were active I would play him in place of Carlos too.

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