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: Dress rehearsal for Memorial Day

Rays at Blue Jays

When/where: 4:37 today; Rogers Centre, Toronto

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

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Jeremy Hellickson (2-2, 5.82)

Jays: LH Mark Buehrle (1-3, 6.33)

On Hellickson: Coming off ugly win at Baltimore, allowing team-record-tying eight earned runs. Has done well vs. the Jays, 3-2, 3.19, not allowing more than three earned runs in any of his seven starts.

On Buehrle: Adjustment to Toronto has been tough, allowing five or more runs in six of his nine starts. Since throwing perfect game vs. Rays in July 2009, is 0-1, 10.97 in two starts vs. them.

Key matchups

Rays VS. BUEHRLE

Yunel Escobar 4-for-9

Evan Longoria 7-for-21, HR

Jose Molina 10-for-30, HR

Jays VS. HELLICKSON

Jose Bautista 5-for-13, HR

Edwin Encarnacion 6-for-20, HR

Adam Lind 5-for-12

On deck

Thursday: Off

Friday: vs. Yankees, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Roberto Hernandez (2-4, 5.24); Yankees — RH David Phelps (2-2, 3.83)

Saturday: vs. Yankees, 4:10, Sun Sports. Rays — LH Matt Moore (8-0, 2.29); Yankees — RH Vidal Nuno (1-1, 1.13)

Sunday: vs. Yankees, 1:40, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (0-0, 5.40); Yankees — LH CC Sabathia (4-3, 3.43)

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Going camo — on the field

The Rays sported camo gear for fun on the flight to Baltimore, but they will wear it for real Monday, as MLB has teams in caps and jerseys trimmed with USMC trademarked Digital Camo for Memorial Day. The items are already for sale on mlb.com, with all net proceeds to the Welcome Back Veterans group.

Tweets of the day

At 12:50 Tuesday, injured Rays pitcher David Price posted on @DAVIDprice14: "I don't know what to do with myself!!!! Miserable...I'm gonna just fly myself to Toronto and sit in the stands to cheer today and tomorrow"

At 12:56, the folks running the Tampa airport account, @FlyTPA, posted: "The next nonstop flight to Toronto is @WestJet at 1:55pm. Can you get here in an hour?"

Quote of the day

"All's I want to do is help this team win and it feels like I'm doing the complete opposite."

RHP Jeremy Hellickson, who starts today.

Rays: Dress rehearsal for Memorial Day 05/21/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 10:57pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Road to Atlanta: Tell us how you really feel, Jimbo

    College

    Topped out

    TUSCALOOSA, AL - OCTOBER 21:  Rashaan Evans #32 of the Alabama Crimson Tide tackles Jarrett Guarantano #2 of the Tennessee Volunteers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 21, 2017 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) 775042495
  2. Journal: USF gets support on the road

    College

    NEW ORLEANS — Perhaps it was the chance to witness the first USF-Tulane game ever, or an opportunity to frolic in the French Quarter for a weekend. Or both.

    USF running back D'Ernest Johnson (2) stiff-arms Tulane cornerback Parry Nickerson (17) on a run during the second half of an NCAA college football game in New Orleans, La., Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Derick E. Hingle) LADH111
  3. Joey Knight's takeaways from USF-Tulane

    College

    1. Saturday's triumph will do little to fortify USF's strength of schedule, but its strength-of-character quotient might have increased. On the road facing an eclectic offense, the Bulls built a huge lead, then made critical plays in the waning moments after some defensive lapses. In short, they survived. Isn't …

    South Florida defensive end Greg Reaves (41) reacts after a defensive stop against Tulane during the first half of an NCAA college football game in New Orleans, La., Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Derick E. Hingle) LADH107
  4. No. 16 USF hangs on at Tulane, off to first 7-0 start

    College

    NEW ORLEANS — After half a season of mismatches, USF found itself in a grudge match Saturday night.

    USF quarterback Quinton Flowers (9) runs for a touchdown against Tulane during the first half of an NCAA college football game in New Orleans, La., Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Derick E. Hingle) LADH103
  5. Lightning journal: Tighter defense fuels hot start

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — See what happens when you keep the crease clean, limit the traffic in front of G Andrei Vasilevskiy and limit Grade A scoring chances?

    Yanni Gourde, right, gets a late first-period goal that follows a big save by Andrei Vasilevskiy.