Mike Montgomery

Mike Montgomery

Playing A Little Pepper

Joe Maddon once again going with his recent go-to lineup, only with Matt Joyce in left field and David DeJesus at DH…With a game-time temperature of 36-degrees, last night in Chicago was the second coldest game in Rays history. The only colder game was a mid-April contest in Boston with a first-pitch temp of 33. The Rays lost that game 6-0, but are now 5-2 all time in games below 40-degrees…Mike Montgomery and Brad Boxberger combined to throw a no-hitter for the Durham Bulls yesterday. It was the 17th no-hitter in the history of the Rays organization. Montgomery threw the first 8.1 innings and retired the final 22 batters he faced. The only baserunner was a 2nd inning walk.

Game Graph

[Will be up at game time]

Source: FanGraphs


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




  1. Rob says:

    If anyone doubts the Rays are playing with their collective heads up their collective arses, you just need to watch the replay of today's 6th inning. That, plus Longo hitting into two double plays and Jennings doing the same a couple of days before that. These guys looks terrible right now. I said this before, but I think this is 2009 all over again. They spent a lot of money, there were lots of published high expectations, and they are going to play .500.

  2. Rob says:

    After the sixth, I just had to stop watching the game and ran a couple of errands. I was listening to the radio broadcast in the car and even Dave of Dave and Andy said it's time for Leuke to go. He said something like, "If he can't be effective in a blow out, what role is there for him on this team? It's time for him to start putting up or getting out. He may have amazing stuff, but there are guys down in Hudson with amazing stuff too. He goes deep into counts, gives up a bunch of hits up the middle and has no put-out pitch." When's the last time you heard a team's broadcaster say a player has to go??

    • ken says:

      Here's a thought Rob, Rays DFA him and an AL EAST club does pick him up. Let the Yanks deal with him.


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