Playing A Little Pepper

Desmond Jennings is back at the leadoff spot tonight. He has reached base 3 or more times in 5 of the 7 games since moving back to the leadoff spot. He is hitting 12-29 with 4 stolen bases over that span…Luke Scott is batting second for the second time this season and just the second time in his career…Roberto Hernandez has 10 losses, the first Rays pitcher with 10 losses before the break since Seth McClung in 2006. In Hernandez’s 10 losses, the Rays have scored a total of 13 runs. Overall, the Rays are scoring just 3.55 runs in his 16 starts. Only Chris Sale and James Shields are getting less run support this season.

Game Graph

[Will be up at game time]

Source: FanGraphs

Lineup…

  1. Flash Jennings, CF
  2. Luke Scott, DH
  3. Ben Zobrist, 2B
  4. Evan Longoria, 3B
  5. James Loney, 1B
  6. Wil Myers, RF
  7. Matt Joyce, LF
  8. Jose Molina, C
  9. Yunel Escobar, SS
  10. Roberto Hernandez, SP

 

 
 

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