Playing A Little Pepper

Jaime Edmondson announced on Twitter that she and Evan Longoria are expecting their second child in November, a well-timed pregnancy to be certain…Jeremy Hellickson pitched 3 shutout innings for Charlotte in his first rehab start. He struck out 2 and gave up 2 hits and a walk. Ryan Hanigan also played in the game, going 1-4 with a home run. Wilson Betemit hit his 11th home run for Durham…Kirby Yates made his big league debut on Saturday, retiring all 4 batters he faced including 2 strikeouts…The Rays will continue to wear the “ZIM” patch on their right sleeve which debuted on Saturday…Of the 41 players taken by the Rays in the draft, only 7 were high school players. They drafted 22 pitchers, 2 catchers, 9 infielders, and 8 outfielders.

Game Graph

[Will be up at game time]

Source: FanGraphs


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




  1. ken says:

    No worries, we're gonna turn it around any day now, right Joe?

  2. monte says:

    What's left to say about this team?
    Wake me up when this season is over.
    This is a nightmare.
    Like has already been mentioned----great pitching, lousy hitting,
    good hitting, weak pitching.
    Either way, we lose. That all spells for a very bad season, a lot of disappointment like today (Balfour).
    Looks to me like we've got a few players we need to drop and replace them with some younger, work-for-the-future, guys. Otherwise, fans are going to lose interest.
    Of course, we don't want to bring anyone up too soon and wreck a career.

    I think I'm going back to the mountains and forget the 2014 Rays. We can't lose but 40 more games. Can we play .591 ball the rest of the season?

    I hope so.


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