Friday, January 19, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays-Diamondbacks Wednesday preview

Today: at D'backs

3:40, Chase Field, Phoenix

TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM

Probable pitchers

RAYS: RH Jake Odorizzi (2-3, 3.33)

D'BACKS: RH Archie Bradley (2-1, 6.4.94)

On Odorizzi: Coming off a career-high 120-pitch outing Friday, working six innings for his seventh no-decision, second most in majors. Is 5-3, 3.18 vs. NL teams. Has not faced D'backs.

On Bradley: Make fifth start since May 29 recall from Triple-A Reno, where he was 5-1, 1.99 with 47 Ks in 402/3 innings. Coming off loss to Cubs, allowing one run in six innings. Has not faced Rays.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. BRADLEY

Corey Dickerson 0-for-1

D'BACKS VS. ODORIZZI

Michael Bourn 1-for-6

Juan Segura 1-for-2

Rickie Weeks Jr. 0-for-3

Rays vs. Rays

Thanks to some clever research by the Rays PR staff, we know that D'backs LHP Robbie Ray on Monday became the first player to hit a homer against his namesake team (going by last name) since 1951, when Bobby Brown homered against the St. Louis Browns — off Satchel Paige. Some "close calls" include Jose Cardenal, who hit four against the Cardinals, and Dave Philley, who hit 10 for, but not against, the Phillies. There have been eight big-leaguers named Brewer, but none have gone deep against the Milwaukee nine.

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