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For starters: Rays vs. Padres, with Forsythe scratched

Blake Snell is coming off the worst of his 11 big-league outings Wednesday in Toronto.

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

Blake Snell is coming off the worst of his 11 big-league outings Wednesday in Toronto.

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UPDATE, 5:20: LHP Enny Romero (back strain) will make a rehab start on Thursday for advanced Class A Charlotte, and then be re-evaluated. In addition to resting his back, Romero worked on changing his mechanics to better hide the ball and be on top of it more. ... RHP Chase Whitley (Tommy John surgery) makes his final rehab start tonight for the Stone Crabs, then will come back to St. Pete and either be activated or optioned to the minors to keep building innings. ... RHP Alex Cobb (TJS) also starts tonight and will make one or two more before rejoining the team. ... Cash said they will keep the rotation in order after Thursday's off-day, so the starters vs. the Rangers will be RHP Matt Andriese, RHP Jake Odorizzi and LHP Drew Smyly.

UPDATE, 5:18: 2B Logan Forsythe was scratched from the Rays lineup due to back spasms and will be replaced by Nick Franklin.

DEVELOPING: After rolling to a second straight win, the Rays will have rookie Blake Snell on the mound when they face the Padres tonight.

This is a big start for Snell, coming off the worst of his 11 big-league outings on Wednesday in Toronto. Snell lasted just 1 2/3 innings, primarily due to a lack of aggressiveness in the strike zone, and said he would learn from it and was already looking forward to his next start.

Here is the Rays lineup against veteran RHP Edwin Jackson, who not only used to pitch for them, but threw a no-hitter against them for Arizona:

Forsythe 2b,
Kiermaier cf,
Longoria 3b,
Miller dh,
Duffy ss,
Morrison 1b,
Souza rf,
Dickerson lf,
Maile c,
Snell p

[Last modified: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 5:22pm]

    

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