Playing A Little Pepper

Is tonight’s game a must-win?

We’re not at must-win levels yet. But the Rays are in a world of trouble if they lose this game and both the Yankees and Angels win their games. The Rays would then be 3 games back in the Wild Card and the Angels would be closer. In short, if the Rays do not win at least 3 of the next 5, it could be lights out…NOT YET

Game Graph

[Will be up at game time]

Source: FanGraphs

Lineup…

  1. BJ Upton, CF
  2. Jeff Keppinger, DH
  3. Ben Zobrist, SS
  4. Evan Longoria, 3B
  5. Ben Francisco, LF
  6. Carlos Pena, 1B
  7. Ryan Roberts, 2B
  8. Matt Joyce, RF
  9. Jose Molina, C
  10. Alex Cobb, SP

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4 Comments

  1. Gus says:

    No Des? Big trouble.

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  2. Raysfan137 says:

    Seems like a head scratcher of a lineup. No DJ even though he says he is ready. Molina again. Francisco with a RHP, why not Fuld ? His energy and defense are better and needed. And last, but least K-Los at first.

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    • Geoff Peterson says:

      I am honestly starting to wonder is Pena has a vision problem. He is starting to miss balls at first both off the bat and pickoff attempts like tonight. Add to that his high strikeout rate and I really think he needs to have his vision corrected. I am not joking.

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      • Raysfan137 says:

        There is some strong evidence of that. But I think he just took his eyes off the pick off throw. Regardless, he should be relegated to ph status at best.

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