Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays-Diamondbacks Tuesday preview

Tonight: at D'backs

9:40, Chase Field, Phoenix

TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM

Probable pitchers

RAYS: LH Matt Moore (2-3, 5.46)

D'BACKS: RH Zack Greinke (7-3, 4.29)

On Moore: Has allowed 97 baserunners in 622/3 innings. Is 1-3, 6.50 over past eight starts (1-0, 2.95 in first three), has lasted more than five innings only once in past six. First game vs D'backs.

On Greinke: After slow start to surprising six-year, $206.5 million deal in Arizona has gone 7-1, 3.46 in past 10 starts, 4-0, 2.57 in past four. Is 3-6, 3.42 in 15 games (12 starts) vs. Rays.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. GREINKE

Hank Conger 1-for-5

Corey Dickerson 3-for-18

Desmond Jennings 2-for-8

Evan Longoria 4-for-22

Logan Morrison 5-for-10

D'BACKS VS. MOORE

Michael Bourn 2-for-4

Tweet of the day

Rays top LHP prospect Blake Snell

Familiar faces

D'backs RHP Tyler Clippard is a product of Mitchell High, hitting coach Dave Magadan is a Tampa native, pitching coach Mike Butcher and head athletic trainer Ken Crenshaw were formerly with the Rays.

More familiar faces

Rays RHP Jake Odorizzi was once traded for current D'backs RH ace Zack Greinke. Well, actually, Odorizzi was part of the December 2010 deal, packaged with Lorenzo Cain, Alcides Escobar and Jeremy Jeffress from Milwaukee to Kansas City for Greinke and INF Yuniesky Betancourt. Odorizzi has never met Greinke, though he may try to say hello during this series. Odorizzi, of course, was part of another big trade in December 2012, packaged with Wil Myers and Mike Montgomery to the Rays for Wade Davis, James Shields and Elliot Johnson.

On deck

Wednesday: at D'backs, 3:40. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (2-3, 3.33); D'backs — RH Archie Bradley (2-1, 6.4.94)

Thursday: Off

Friday: vs. Astros, 7:10. Rays — TBA; Astros — RH Lance McCullers (3-1, 4.23)

Saturday: vs. Astros, 4:10. Rays — TBA; Astros — RH Mike Fiers (3-3, 4.84)

Rays disabled list

• RHP Brad Boxberger, left oblique strain, eligible June 16, out 1-2 months

• RHP Alex Cobb, Tommy John surgery, 60-day, eligible June 2, targeting late July

• 2B Logan Forsythe, left shoulder fracture, eligible May 25, targeting early June

• OF Brandon Guyer, left hamstring strain, eligible June 19, targeting late June

• OF Kevin Kiermaier, left hand fracture, eligible June 6, targeting early August

• RHP Chase Whitley, Tommy John surgery, 60-day, eligible June 2, targeting late July

• RHP Ryan Webb, right pec strain, eligible June 12, targeting mid June

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

 
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