Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Rays Report

Rays: Bautista "comfortable" against Rodney, Maddon upbeat on bullpen

Today: Off

Next game: 7:10 p.m. Friday, vs. Yankees, Tropicana Field

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Roberto Hernandez (2-4, 5.24)

YANKEES: RH David Phelps (2-2, 3.83)

On deck

Saturday: vs. Yankees, 4:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Matt Moore (8-0, 2.29); Yankees — Vidal Nuno (1-0, 0.00)

Sunday: vs. Yankees, 1:40, Sun Sports. Rays — Alex Cobb (5-2, 2.73); Yankees — CC Sabathia (4-3, 3.43)

Monday: vs. Marlins, 3:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Jake Odorizzi (0-0, 5.40); Marlins — Jose Fernandez (2-2, 3.31)

Tuesday: vs. Marlins, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Jeremy Hellickson (2-2, 5.37); Marlins — Kevin Slowey (1-5, 3.30)

Rays disabled list

RHP Brandon Gomes, right lat strain, 15-day, eligible May 22

RHP Jeff Niemann, shoulder surgery, 60-day, out for the season

RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo, elbow surgery, 60-day, out until September

LHP David Price, left triceps strain, 15-day, eligible May 31

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Quote of the day

"I will not lose my optimism."

Joe Maddon, Rays manager, on the bullpen struggles

Cryptic comment of the day

Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista, right, implied he knows something about Fernando Rodney the others don't, as he improved to 4-for-7 against him. "I think I have a different approach than everybody else," Bautista said. "I feel pretty comfortable at the plate when he's on the mound. That's pretty much all I can say about that."

Coming attraction

RHP Jose Fernandez, the 20-year-old rookie from Tampa's Alonso High, is scheduled to start for the Marlins on Monday at the Trop.

Rays: Bautista "comfortable" against Rodney, Maddon upbeat on bullpen 05/22/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 11:06pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Marc Topkin's takeaways from Thursday's Rays-Yankees game

    The Heater

    The 10 strikeouts look flashy, but RHP Chris Archer was not his sharpest Thursday. He allowed three runs on seven hits, including three straight in the two-run second and a Gary Sanchez homer in the third, and lasted only six innings, throwing 102 pitches.

  2. Rays fall to Yankees in 11 on Brett Gardner homer (w/ video)

    The Heater

    NEW YORK — The front office did its part Thursday, making two trades to bolster the roster in a push for the playoffs. But the Rays didn't follow up in a frustrating 6-5 11-inning loss to the Yankees.

    Rays reliever Andrew Kittredge stands on the mound and can only watch as the Yankees’ Brett Gardner starts to circle the bases after his walkoff home run leading off the 11th inning.
  3. Believe it! Rays are buyers, trade for reliever Dan Jennings and 1B/DH Lucas Duda

    The Heater

    NEW YORK — Dan Jennings' ability to render lefty hitters useless with a sinker that gets beaten into the ground and Lucas Duda's power to blast baseballs off and over outfield walls should make the Rays better.

    Lucas Duda
  4. Bucs' direction is decidedly up for first time in several years

    Bucs

    TAMPA — If you want to see a team give the Heisman Trophy stiff-arm to expectations, check out the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Tight end O.J. Howard, left, the Bucs’ first-round draft pick this year, was brought in to give QB Jameis Winston another big-play option.
  5. Rays at Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Friday, New York

    The Heater

    Tonight: at Yankees

    7:05, Yankee Stadium, New York

    TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

    Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Austin Pruitt (50) in the dugout during the ninth inning of the game between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays on Opening Day at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Sunday, April 2, 2017. The Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 7-3.