Sunday, June 24, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays-Angels Sunday preview

Today: at Angels

3:35, Angel Stadium, Anaheim, Calif.

TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM

Probable pitchers

RAYS: RH Matt Andriese (season debut)

ANGELS: RH Nick Tropeano (1-1, 3.42)

On Andriese: Called up to join rotation. Was 1-2, 3.41 in six starts for Triple-A Durham, with 44 Ks overall, 14 in last start. Was 3-5, 4.11 in 25 games as 2015 rookie 2-2, 3.57 in eight starts.

On Tropeano: Getting unexpected opportunity in rotation due to injuries. Gave up three homers to Brewers in last start. Has allowed 43 baserunners in 261/3 innings. Hasn't faced Rays.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. TROPEANO

Brad Miller 1-for-4

Logan Morrison 0-for-2

ANGELS VS. ANDRIESE

Yunel Escobar 0-for-2

Century city, Part I

RHP Chris Archer on Friday made his 100th career start for the Rays; here is how he compares to the four others to reach that milestone:

Pitcher Record through 100

David Price 48-29, 3.29

Chris Archer 34-35, 3.34

Jeremy Hellickson 38-32, 3.58

Scott Kazmir 37-30, 3.59

James Shields 38-39, 3.87

Century city, Part II

Chris Archer's Rays teammates did their part to mark his 100th career start on Friday — by scoring four runs in the first inning. The four-spot marked the most runs the Rays ever scored in the first inning of one of his starts.

Tweet of the day

"Nothing but negativity coming from these 9-5 career haters. but that's OK cuz its a brand new day w/the best teammates I could ask for!"

@sgeltz52214 (RHP Steve Geltz, after his rough Friday outing)

On deck

Monday: at Mariners, 10:10. Rays — LH Matt Moore (1-3, 4.95); Mariners — RH Felix Hernandez (2-2, 2.21)

Tuesday: at Mariners, 10:10. Rays — LH Drew Smyly (1-3, 2.72); Mariners — LH Wade Miley (2-2, 4.74)

Wednesday: at Mariners, 3:40. Rays — RH Chris Archer (2-4, 4.23); Mariners — RH Taijuan Walker (2-2, 1.97)

Thursday: Off

Friday: vs. A's, 7:10. Rays — TBA; A's — TBA

Saturday: vs. A's, 6:10. Rays — TBA; A's — TBA

Sunday: vs. A's, 1:10. Rays — TBA; A's — TBA

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

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