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: Jackie Robinson tribute special to players

Rays vs. Yankees

When/where: 7:10 tonight; Tropicana Field.

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

Tickets: $18-$275, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within 5 hours of game time.

Probable pitchers

RAYS: LHP David Price (2-0, 2.91)

yankees: LHP CC Sabathia (1-2, 6.63)

On Price: Coming off strong outing vs. Reds, working into ninth, allowing four hits. Has 22 strikeouts this season and two walks. Is 9-4, 3.65 in 21 games vs. Yankees; 4-2, 3.26 in 10 home starts.

On Sabathia: Seeking 207th win, which would move him into top 25 of all lefties. Coming off solid start vs. Red Sox. Is 11-13, 3.78 in 34 games overall vs. Rays but 4-12, 4.46 in 23 since joining Yankees.

Key matchups

RAYS vs. sabathia

Y. Escobar 11-for-36, 2 HRs

E. Longoria 21-for-53, 6 HRs

S. Rodriguez 13-for-42, 2 HRs

yankees vs. price

Jacoby Ellsbury 7-for-33, HR

Derek Jeter 15-for-51, 2 HRs

Alfonso Soriano 0-for-6

On deck

Friday: vs. Yankees, 7:10. Rays — LH Erik Bedard (0-0, 0.00); Yankees — RH Hiroki Kuroda (2-1, 3.86)

Saturday: vs. Yankees, 7:10. Rays — RH Chris Archer (1-1, 4.50); Yankees — RH Ivan Nova (2-1, 5.94)

Sunday: vs. Yankees, 1:40. Rays — LH Cesar Ramos (0-1, 7.50); Yankees — TBA

Rays disabled list

• INF Tim Beckham, knee surgery, 15-day, eligible April 14 (targeting post-All-Star break)

• RHP Alex Cobb, left oblique strain, 15-day, April 28 (targeting late May)

•RHP Jeremy Hellickson, right elbow surgery, eligible April 14 (targeting June 1)

• LHP Matt Moore, left elbow soreness, eligible April 23 (to have surgery, out for season)

• RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo, right elbow surgery, 15-day, April 14 (on rehab)

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Interesting move of the day

Rays LF David DeJesus wasn't sure exactly what happened in leading to the game's most entertaining moment, his belt breaking and flapping loose after he made a diving catch in the sixth. Too tight? Probably not; he is a bit of a fitness freak. So, extraordinary effort? "Yeah, let's go with that," he said. "Let's go with I played really hard and broke it. That sounds good."

Number of the day

42 Worn by all Rays and Orioles uniformed personnel Wednesday in a rain-delayed tribute to Jackie Robinson. "It's a special day, a special man, a pioneer for the game and the country," said Rays 1B James Loney, who played previously for Robinson's team, the Dodgers. "It was special wearing it there, the Dodger blue."

Stats of the day

3 Times Rays have been shut out this year, matching the '01 team for most through 15 games

8 Rays wins in nine previous meetings between David Price and Yankees LHP CC Sabathia; Price is 6-1, 2.41 ERA.

Rays: Jackie Robinson tribute special to players 04/16/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 10:26pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Cup-winning Lightning captain Dave Andreychuk makes Hockey Hall of Fame

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — Hall of Fame coach Scotty Bowman said Dave Andreychuk's name has surfaced often the past eight years with the selection committee.

    30 Oct 2001:  Left wing Dave Andreychuk #25 of the Tampa Bay Lightning skates towards the blue line during the NHL game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada.  The Maple Leafs defeated the Lightning 3-2.  Mandatory Credit:  Dave Sanford /Allsport
  2. Rays acquire slick-fielding shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria from Marlins

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Chaim Bloom said the Rays weren't necessarily in the market for a shortstop. The team has a number of those. But when the Marlins recently began shopping Adeiny Hechavarria, well, that was too much to pass up.

    Adeiny Hechavarria has emerged as one of baseball’s top defensive shortstops in the past three seasons with the Marlins.
  3. Rays at Pirates, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, Pittsburgh

    The Heater

    Tonight: at Pirates

    7:05, PNC Park

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

    Probable pitchers

    Rays: Alex Cobb (6-5, 4.05)

    PORT CHARLOTTE, FL - FEBRUARY 18:  Alex Cobb #53 of the Tampa Bay Rays poses for a portrait during the Tampa Bay Rays photo day on February 18, 2017 at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Floida.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
  4. Lightning journal: Forward Yanni Gourde agrees to two-year deal

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — Just three years ago, Yanni Gourde was fighting to stay in pro hockey.

    Tampa Bay Lightning center Yanni Gourde celebrates after scoring against the Florida Panthers during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) TPA108
  5. What they're saying about Dave Andreychuk making Hall of Fame

    Lightning Strikes

    "Dave helped me so much when I was just starting my career, a young kid that was looking to find his way as a hockey player, a person and a member of the Tampa Bay community. In addition to watching him compile such awe-inspiring statistics, I remember him as a big brother to me and many others, making sure all the …