USATSI_7847283_154511044_lowresPlaying A Little Pepper

Matt Moore is with the team in Cincinnati. He told the media that he is hoping to avoid surgery and will try to play catch in 3-5 days to see how it feels…Another interleague series on the road means another chance for David Price to hit his first career home run. Heading into tonight’s game, Price is 2-24 with 2 singles, 2 walks, and 11 strikeouts. He hasn’t had a hit since 2010…The Rays are 0-3 all time in Great American Ballpark, having been swept there in 2005.

Game Graph

[Will be up at game time]

Source: FanGraphs

Lineup…

  1. Ben Zobrist, 2B
  2. Desmond Jennings, CF
  3. Matt Joyce, LF
  4. Evan Longoria, 3B
  5. James Loney, 1B
  6. Wil Myers, RF
  7. Yunel Escobar, SS
  8. Jose Molina, C
  9. David Price, SP

 

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2 Comments

  1. Rob says:

    I like this line-up - you have a guy at the top who gets on base and Desmond has gap power hitting second. I like this line-up a little better though:

    Zo
    Loney (can handle the bat - probably best situational hitter)
    Longo
    Joyce
    Myers (too much power to be hitting 6th)
    Jennings
    Escobar
    Molina
    Price

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  2. Dave L says:

    Interesting lineup.

    No Dejesus versus a RHP? Is he under the weather? Maybe

    Maybe cuz hes the only one with extensive record vs Cueto with 22 AB and a .227/.292/.273 slash.

    I think the holdup on MM is he's in denial and the Rays aren't pushing him. He's is going to miss a whole year, whats a week or 2? Im not faulting him mind you.

    My guess is he resigningly goes under the knife within the next couple of weeks.

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