Playing A Little Pepper

The Rays are now 9-2 in their last 11 games and have moved into a tie for third place in the East. The Rays are also 3.5 games behind the Red Sox in the Wild Card…The Rays have not committed an error in their last 7 games…Matt Moore is the youngest starting pitcher to start 8-0 since Jered Weaver in 2006 and the youngest AL lefty to start 8-0 since Babe Ruth in 1917…Jake Odorizzi will be the first Rays player born in the 1990s when he takes the mound today…The Rays averaged just 3.0 runs per game in their first 13 games. In the 30 games since then, they are averaging 5.7 runs per game…Matt Moore and Alex Cobb have combined for a 2.58 ERA. The rest of the pitchers have an ERA of 5.04.

Game Graph

[Will be up at game time]

Source: FanGraphs

Lineup…

  1. Flash Jennings, CF
  2. Matt Joyce, RF
  3. Ben Zobrist, 2B
  4. Evan Longoria, 3B
  5. James Loney, 1B
  6. Luke Scott, DH
  7. Sam Fuld, LF
  8. Jose Lobaton, C
  9. Yunel Escobar, SS
  10. Jake Odorizzi, SP

 

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4 Comments

  1. J 2.0 says:

    I am going to continue the Price for Goldschmidt campaign. Makes too much sense.

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    • Mr. Smith 1980 says:

      I'm gonna continue to point out that it makes no sense... whatsoever.
      No one... no one trades a left handed ace for a first baseman, especially one with a semi-limited sample-size.

      The Rays would be a laughing stalk of the entire baseball world if they make that move.

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      • J 2.0 says:

        They do when he is a .300 40 120 guy who can steal 20 bags and is under contract for the next 6 years. Raysball.

        No team signs a 1b to a $200 million deal errrrr wait they do it all the time.

        No team trades a RHP ace for an OF prospect errrrr just happened.

        So your suggestion to trade Price for prospects makes no sense. Profar might be a fine player, but he has done nothing at majors level. Plus even if we traded Price for Trout it would be a rental as we will never afford arb elig years and will be right back in the same place in 2-3 years.

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  2. Don says:

    I've seen Matt Moore swing..He's no Babe Ruth...but he IS the Rays Best pitcher, Him ad Corn have 50% of the wins...Price and Noname about 2%

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