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Rays: Cobb recalls blasts by Marlins' Stanton

Rays at Marlins

When/where: 7:10 tonight; Marlins Park, Miami

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

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Alex Cobb (1-2, 2.93)

MARLINS: LH Randy Wolf (0-1, 4.50)

On Cobb: Had start pushed back one day to give him extra rest. Set club record for consecutive scoreless innings by a starter (242/3) until allowing six runs in 4th and 5th of Tuesday's loss to Jays. Is 2-0, 0.68 in two career starts against Miami.

On Wolf: Makes his second start, and fourth appearance, since signing May 14. Lost first start, giving up six runs (four earned) in five innings vs. Brewers. Is 1-2, 6.43 in three appearances (two starts) vs. Tampa Bay.

Key matchups


Yunel Escobar 2-for-11

James Loney 3-for-10

Matt Joyce 0-for-1


Giancarlo Stanton 0-for-3

Adeiny Hechavarria 0-for-2

Jeffrey Mathis 1-for-2

On deck

Tuesday: at Marlins, 7:10. Rays — RH Chris Archer (3-2, 4.11); Marlins — RH Henderson Alvarez (2-3, 3.18)

Wednesday: vs. Marlins, 7:10. Rays — LH David Price (4-4, 4.27); Marlins — RH Tom Koehler (4-5, 3.18)

Rays disabled list

• INF Tim Beckham, knee surgery, eligible to return April 14 (targeting post-All-Star break)

• OF Brandon Guyer, broken left thumb, eligible to return June 10 (targeting mid June/late June)

• C Ryan Hanigan, right hamstring, eligible to return June 11 (targeting June 11)

• RHP Jeremy Hellickson, right elbow surgery, eligible to return April 14 (targeting late June/early July)

• LHP Matt Moore, left elbow soreness, eligible to return April 23 (had surgery April 22, out for the season)

Familiar force

RHP Alex Cobb says he has been a first-hand witness to many of Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton's (right) mammoth homers, having come up in the minor leagues during the same time. They played against each other in high Class A and Double A, with Cobb recalling Stanton blasting a homer over the scoreboard in Montgomery. "Seen some of the furthest balls I've ever seen off his bat," Cobb said.

Quote of the day

"I have so much faith in our guys and our system, we just have to stay with it."

Rays manager Joe Maddon on the team needing support

Quote of the day 2

"We know we're better than this. It needs to start showing."

Rays RHP Alex Cobb on the team not playing up to its potential

Rays: Cobb recalls blasts by Marlins' Stanton 06/01/14 [Last modified: Sunday, June 1, 2014 11:34pm]
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