Jake OdorizziIf there is one thing the Rays are known for it is starting pitching depth and this season that depth is being tested.

Here is a look at how the rotation will shake out in the near and not-so-near future:

  • Tonight: Jake Odorizzi (flu) or  Enny Romero if Odorizzi is still sick
  • Wednesday: David Price (possibly in his final season with the Rays)
  • Thursday: Erik Bedard (was a free agent who couldn’t find a big league job 3 weeks ago)
  • Friday: Cesar Ramos (was a relief pitcher last week)
  • Saturday: Chris Archer
  • Sunday: Jake Odorizzi (hopefully)

And here are the injured starting pitchers:

  • Matt Moore (out one year, will have Tommy John Surgery)
  • Jeremy Hellickson (out until mid-May after elbow surgery)
  • Alex Cobb (out 4-6 weeks with oblique strain)

If the Rays do need another starting pitcher, the next two names would likely be Mike Montgomery and Nate Karns. Both are on the 40-man roster and both looked good in their most recent starts.

But that’s not very encouraging.

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7 Comments

  1. Beth says:

    this would have been Alex Colome's big chance. I hope the steroids he took were well worth missing this opportunity.

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  2. Dave L says:

    Good News!

    There is a 100% chance of rain tonite in maryland so game is rained out and everyone gets rest and B-more's bats get a chance to cool off.

    I expect Montgomery and Karns will get spot starts soon.

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  3. Gus says:

    sometimes a rain out is a complete blessing. This would be one of those times.

    I don't care if you had Bob Gibson, Walter Johnson and Steve Carlton to replace the fallen three; the way the Rays have been hitting, they aren;t going to win very many games. Time for Longoria, Zorbist and Loney to carry them for a few weeks.

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  4. Gus, as usual, you're on the right track. The hitting is inconsistent, at best, and the pitching is so thin that it makes all that talk from the Rays about the World Series seem irresponsibly ridiculous.

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    • wealthmony says:

      All the talk about a World Series was prior to all the injuries. There was nothing irresponsibly ridiculous about it. It is your comment that is out of line and irresponsibly ridiculous.

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  5. Rick says:

    Where's Niemann?

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