Sunday, May 20, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays: Ex-Ray Bartlett visits Trop

Familiar face of the day

SS Jason Bartlett, the MVP of the Rays' 2008 World Series team, was back at the Trop on Wednesday, watching the game from the stands with his wife and two kids, then walking out past the clubhouse with a diaper bag over one shoulder rather than an equipment bag. Bartlett, 33, hasn't played since May 2012 with San Diego due to knee problems. He said he is considering playing again next season and definitely would be interested in rejoining the Rays. Plus, he's moving the family from California to Florida.



Numbers of the day

2:10

Length of Wednesday's game, the Rays' shortest since a record-low 1:53 in August 2011

2:20

Time of day game was over

93

Pitches by Toronto's R.A. Dickey for a complete-game win

20

Batters, of 29 total, to whom Dickey threw first-pitch strikes

1

Rays who got past first base



Today: Off

Next game: Friday, 7:10 p.m. vs. Tigers, Tropicana Field

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Alex Colome (1-0, 1.00)

TIGERS: RH Max Scherzer (11-0, 3.05)

On deck

Saturday: Tigers, 7:15, Ch. 13. Rays — RH Chris Archer (2-3. 4.21); Tigers — RH Justin Verlander (8-5, 3.90)

Sunday: Tigers, 1:40, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Jeremy Hellickson (6-3, 5.11); Tigers — RH Rick Porcello (4-5, 5.27)

Monday: at Astros, 8:10, Sun Sports. Rays — LH Matt Moore (10-3, 3.95); Astros — RH Bud Norris (5-7, 3.60)

Quote of the day

"Some of them were kind of tough questions. I screwed up twice, and I had not been hit in the head."

Manager Joe Maddon, on the quiz assistant athletic trainer Paul Harker gave catcher Jose Lobaton after he was hit in the head by a Toronto batter Wednesday

Rays disabled list

RHP Alex Cobb, concussion, 7-day, eligible June 23

RHP Brandon Gomes, right lat strain, 15-day, eligible May 22

RHP Jeff Niemann, shoulder surgery, 60-day, out for the season

RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo, elbow surgery, 60-day, out until September

LHP David Price, left triceps strain, 15-day, eligible May 31

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

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