Playing A Little Pepper

Yunel Escobar is still sidelined with a shoulder injury and will not start today’s game. Evan Longoria gets a day off from the field and will DH…Rays pitchers have 709 strikeouts, the most in MLB history after 81 games. If the Rays can strikeout 28 more batters this month, they will set the MLB record for most Ks in any one month…Down on the Farm [boxscoresJeremy Hellickson made his 5th rehab start, giving up 1 run in 3 innings during Durham’s 7-2 loss. Mikie Mahtook hit his 6th home run…First baseman Cameron Seitzer hit a pair of home runs in Montgomery’s 4-3 loss in 11 innings…Casey Gillaspie went 0-4 with a strikeout for Hudson Valley.

Game Graph… [Will be up at game time] Source: FanGraphs Lineup…

  1. Flash Jennings, CF
  2. Ben Zobrist, SS
  3. Brandon Guyer, LF
  4. Evan Longoria, DH
  5. James Loney, 1B
  6. Sean Rodriguez, 3B
  7. Logan Forsythe, 2B
  8. Ryan Hanigan, C
  9. Kevin Kiermaier, RF
  10. Erik Bedard, SP




  1. Chris Wise says:

    Actually just four starts for Hellickson: 13 innings, 13 runs, 4 losses … but who's counting?

  2. Berdj J Rassam says:

    Bedard pitching a good game so far after 6, Chen got rocked and lasted 3+.


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