Playing A Little Pepper

The Rays will face former Rays pitcher, Jason Hammel. Speaking of former Rays pitchers, the Cubs will pay Edwin Jackson $19 million this year ($11M salary, $8M signing bonus). The entire Rays rotation makes $15.4 million…The Rays already have two losses this season in which they led in the 9th inning. That equals the entire total for the 2012 season…The Rays didn’t land in Baltimore until 3:00 AM…David Price’s stint on the DL is just the 13th for a Rays starting pitcher since 2008. Only the Marlins (10) and Tigers (12) have fewer…Tomorrow’s game is on Fox. Brian Anderson will call the game with Dick StocktonJoe Maddon has already used 38 different batting orders in 40 games.

Game Graph

[Will be up at game time]

Source: FanGraphs


  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. Kelly Johnson, LF
  8. Jose Lobaton, C
  9. Yunel Escobar, SS
  10. Jeremy Hellickson, SP




  1. MJ says:

    How much longer will Dick Stockton be in the booth? He already makes Bucs games hard to watch. Sometimes you gotta put the cow out to pasture.

  2. Don says:

    Another Ray cast off .....gets Major league pay....Good for you Edwin...but we got .220 Part time Joyce

    • OriginalTom says:

      Edwin is 1-6 with a 5.76 ERA. He has also been 46-47 since the trade. Matt Joyce has a career OPS of .805 and an OPS+ of 122. With the exception of 2009, we have also had 5 starting pitchers better than Jackson every season so despite being a solid pitcher he was replaceable. In addition Jackson will have made about 40 million through 2013 while Joyce will have made 4 million. Look, I am happy for Jackson he seemed to handle his struggles in 07 with class and dignity which makes him easy tio root for (in my book) so I am happy he got his act together and has been a solid pitcher. I still think it was an excellent trade and Joyce fits our team much better tahn Jackson.

    • Andy says:

      Plus, w/o Joyce, we lose Saturday's game - big time!! Matt is also a gr8 team player & clubhouse guy. Can't know for certain, but it seemed like Jackson was more about himself. Anyway, that trade was so long ago, we shouldn't even be having this discussion.

      • Don Jr. says:

        My dad sometimes likes to point out things that happened long ago....even though he doesn't make any sort of point


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