Playing A Little Pepper

Jesse Crain has been activated as expected…Tim Beckham will make his first start and will play second base today. Ben Zobrist will start in the outfield for the first time in 40 games…Desmond Jennings has a “mild left hamstring strain.” He is day-to-day…The Rays won’t face CC Sabathia in New York as he has been shut down with a hamstring strain of his own…Here is what the playoffs would look like if the season ended today.

Game Graph

[Will be up at game time]

Source: FanGraphs


  1. Sean Rodriguez, 1B
  2. Ben Zobrist, LF
  3. Evan Longoria, 3B
  4. Wil Myers, RF
  5. Delmon Young, DH
  6. Yunel Escobar, SS
  7. Tim Beckham, 2B
  8. Jose Molina, C
  9. Sam Fuld, CF
  10. Chis Archer, SP



1 Comment

  1. Gus says:

    In his MLB career, free-swinging Delmon Young drew a walk once in every 24 plate appearances. As a reformed Ray he still swings on 3-0, but he has walked 5 times in 40 PAs-- 3 times his career rate despite not playing all that often He almost killed Bert Byleven to see Delmon draw a walk in Minnesota.

    It is never too late to start learning, I guess.


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