Playing A Little Pepper

Stuart Sternberg will attend tonight’s game…In the first 12 games of the season, the Rays hit .205 with 5 HRs and scored 2.9 runs per game. In the 7 games since, they are batting .267 with 15 HRs and have scored 5.4 runs per game…Since the start of the 2008 season, the Rays are 258-157 at home. Only the Yankees (265-149) have a better home record over that span…The Rays have allowed 3 hits or less in 3 straight games. The last time a team had a longer streak was a the ’74 Orioles (4). That was a pretty decent rotation.

Game Graph

[Will be up at game time]

Source: FanGraphs

Lineup…

  1. Flash Jennings, CF
  2. Ryan Roberts, 2B
  3. Ben Zobrist, RF
  4. Evan Longoria, 3B
  5. Matt Joyce, LF
  6. Yunel Escobar, SS
  7. James Loney, 1B
  8. Jose Molina, C
  9. Kelly Johnson, DH
  10. David Price, SP

 

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  1. Dave L says:

    History tells us Escobar and Joyce have murdered Hughes and Johnson and Zo have struggled against him. Lets see how Escobar responds to the 6 spot.

    if the righties at the top of the order get on we could be in for a big night.

    So lets see what tonite has in store for us. I'm not worried about Price, I think its just a Cy Young offseason hangover. I think he has a nice start tonite, although a team 3 hitter might be asking alot.

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