Make us your home page

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: Cobb, Happ bond over beanings; Lobaton's ice cream

Rays at Orioles

When/where: 7:05 tonight; Camden Yards, Baltimore

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

Probable pitchers

Rays: LH David Price (6-5, 3.28)

ORIOLES: RH Chris Tillman (14-3, 3.70)

On Price: Allowed four runs — all with two outs — in seven innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the Mariners, the first time in nine starts since coming off the DL he exited the game with the Rays losing. Is undefeated in seven starts in Camden Yards (3-0, 3.20).

On Tillman: Has won four of his past six starts, allowing three earned runs or fewer in each. Is 2-5, 4.77 in 10 career starts against the Rays, including 1-2, 4.76 in three starts this season.

Key matchups


Evan Longoria 9-for-21, 3 HRs

Matt Joyce 4-for-19, HR

Kelly Johnson 3-for-8, HR


Nick Markakis 10-for-39

Matt Wieters 10-for-32, HR

Chris Davis 3-for-10

On deck

Tuesday: at Orioles, 7:05, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Alex Cobb (7-2, 2.94; Orioles — RH Miguel Gonzalez (8-5, 3.84)

Wednesday: at Orioles, 7:05 p.m., Sun Sports. Rays — RH Jeremy Hellickson (10-6, 4.91); Orioles — Wei-Yin Chen (6-6, 3.23)

Thursday: Off

Friday: vs. Yankees, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Roberto Hernandez (6-13, 5.00); Yankees — LH CC Sabathia (10-10, 4.66)

Rays disabled list

• DH Luke Scott, back spasms, 15-day, eligible Aug. 30

• OF Brandon Guyer, broken finger, 15-day, eligible Aug. 17

• LHP Matt Moore, elbow soreness, 15-day, eligible Aug. 13

• RHP Jesse Crain, shoulder strain, 60-day, eligible Aug. 29

Reunion of the day

Rays RHP Alex Cobb said he and Blue Jays LHP J.A. Happ share a unique bond, having both been struck in the head by a line drive on the same Tropicana Field mound this summer. Though they didn't know each other before, the starters shared stories via text message as they recovered (Cobb from a mild concussion, Happ from a sprained right knee and skull fracture). And after both Cobb and Happ returned to the Trop mound last week, they got to chat in person before Sunday's series finale, saying they'll stay in touch. Said Happ: "I'd say that we're going to be linked together for this, possibly forever."

Gift of the day

C Jose Lobaton typically gets a cup of ice cream or an ice cream sandwich after each home run. But following Sunday's walkoff homer in the 10th, Lobaton said he received 10 ice creams from teammates. Manager Joe Maddon topped it off by giving him a tub of ice cream before they boarded the plane to Baltimore. "OMG I need to eat this before it melts," Lobaton tweeted.

Rays: Cobb, Happ bond over beanings; Lobaton's ice cream 08/18/13 [Last modified: Monday, August 19, 2013 10:53am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Rays set to activate Tommy Hunter from DL


    The Rays plan to activate RHP Tommy Hunter from the DL for Thursday's series finale against the Angels.

  2. Steven Souza Jr. snaps out of slump as Rays defeat Angels (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — After Tuesday's shutout loss to the Angels, Steven Souza Jr. stood in front of his locker and talked about his need to contribute to the offense.

    Tampa Bay Rays catcher Jesus Sucre (45) hugs right fielder Steven Souza Jr. (20) in the dugout after his two run home run in the second inning of the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Los Angeles Angels at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.
  3. Tom Jones: Rays made right move sending Blake Snell to minors

    The Heater

    tom jones' two cents


    Blake Snell’s struggles on the mound were only one of the reasons the Rays sent him to the minors; some other red flags existed. [WILL VRAGOVIC   |   Times]
  4. Marc Topkin's takeaways from Wednesday's Rays-Angels game

    The Heater

    Rookie RHP Ryne Stanek has had his early struggles, but Wednesday he showed his high-octane potential, working around a one-out walk to strike out the mighty Mike Trout (on a 98.4 mph fastball) and legendary Albert Pujols (98.7), both swinging.

  5. Rays journal: More bullpen changes as Diego Moreno heads to DL

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays bullpen has another new look.

    Rays reliever Diego Moreno, pitching Sunday against the Yankees, heads the DL with shoulder bursitis.