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.

Playing A Little Pepper

Johnny Damon was Designated For Assignment today by the Indians. Now that the Hideki Matsui experiment has passed, is there any chance the Rays take a flyer on Johnny Dangerously?

I’m sure the Rays have Damon on speeddial, but the last thing the Rays need right now is a DH. Assuming (and this is a big assumption) Evan Longoria does come back sometime next week and will be the DH 4-5 days per week, where is Luke Scott playing? He’s not going to play 1B. And the Rays already have 4 outfielders, and that doesn’t include Ben Zobrist. So while we miss Damon’s personality, don’t look for a reunion unless somebody get hurt…HIGHLY UNLIKELY

Game Graph

[Will be up at game time]

Source: FanGraphs



  1. Flash Jennings, LF
  2. BJ Upton, CF
  3. Matt Joyce, RF
  4. Ben Zobrist, 2B
  5. Carlos Pena, 1B
  6. Jeff Keppinger, DH
  7. Ryan Roberts, 3B
  8. Jose Lobaton, C
  9. Elliot Johnson, SS
  10. Matt Moore, SP

Song to get you pumped up

In honor of Evan Longoria:





  1. Joe says:

    Please no. We met our quota of 1 over the hill lefty for the year and I'm trying to be optimistic that we will have too many DH'soon.

  2. Beazy says:

    Gone til' Nov. (?), I haven't seen anything that says he's not coming back, do yenz know something, or are yenz joking? Yenz had me paranoid, what a badly picked song, if not...
    Go Rays!, let's sweep the O'-for's-

  3. don says:

    RAys will never take Damon back, he nailed Friedman real good before he left "he said the FO did not address their problems in the off season, Kotchman& Him was not their problem they needed production from a SS & a catcher" turns out he was right making friedman look bad....again


Leave a Comment