Make us your home page

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: Maddon eager to sees Yankees' Old-Timers' Day

Rays at Yankees

When/where: 2:05 today; Yankee Stadium

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

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Chris Archer (1-3, 5.03)

YANKEES: RH Ivan Nova (2-1, 5.16)

On Archer: Makes his fifth start since June 1 promotion, lost last two to Red Sox. Has gotten only 4 runs of support. Is 0-5, 6.23 in six career road games, 2-1, 3.13 at the Trop.

On Nova: Called up from Triple A to start, third stint with Yankees this season, was on DL earlier with triceps issue. Is 6-1, 2.98 overall in 9 games vs. Rays, 4-0, 1.83 in 5 at Yankee Stadium.

Key matchups


Matt Joyce 2-for-17

Evan Longoria 4-for-16, HR

Jose Molina 2-for-15, HR

Sean Rodriguez 5-for-12, HR


None have faced

On deck

Monday: Blue Jays, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Jeremy Hellickson (5-3, 5.50); Blue Jays — RH Esmil Rogers (3-2, 3.14)

Tuesday: Blue Jays, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — LH Matt Moore (9-3, 4.13); Blue Jays — LH Mark Buehrle (4-4, 4.60)

Wednesday: Blue Jays, 12:10, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Roberto Hernandez (4-8, 5.14); Blue Jays — RH R.A. Dickey (6-8, 5.15)

Thursday: Off

Friday: vs. Tigers, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Alex Colome (1-0, 0.00); Tigers — RH Max Scherzer (11-0, 3.05)

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

For old-time's sake

The Rays will be interested observers for today's annual Old-Timers' Day festivities at Yankee Stadium, with Hall of Famers Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Goose Gossage, Rickey Henderson (left) and Reggie Jackson headlining the list of expected attendees. Among those with Rays connections: Lou Piniella, John Flaherty and Todd Greene. "It's going to be fun," Rays manager Joe Maddon said. "They truly do it right and have the tradition to really pull it off. I'm eager. I'll do my work early just to be able to come out and watch."

Too early for old-timers?

Could the Rays, in their 16th season, have an Old-Timers' Day? There are headliners such as Wade Boggs, Fred McGriff, certainly Don Zimmer. And a decent supporting cast of Wilson Alvarez (first pitch), Dave Martinez (first hit), Rolando Arrojo (first All-Star), Roberto Hernandez (save), Toby Hall, John Flaherty, etc. "I guess we could," manager Joe Maddon said. "I'd be kind of curious to see the concept, maybe our old-timers playing another group of old-timers? I don't know if we could field an actual two teams of old-timers."

Stat of the day


Season-high walks issued by Rays pitchers.

Rays: Maddon eager to sees Yankees' Old-Timers' Day 06/22/13 [Last modified: Saturday, June 22, 2013 11:22pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Florida State sees plenty of upside in Dade City native Jacob Pugh


    TALLAHASSEE — No, Florida State senior Jacob Pugh is not as versatile as teammate Derwin James.

     Florida State Seminoles linebacker Jacob Pugh (16) and Florida State Seminoles defensive end DeMarcus Walker (44) celebrate after sacking the Miami quarterback Saturday October 8, 2016 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.
  2. 247Sports: Berkeley Prep's Nicholas Petit-Frere top OT in nation


    Berkeley Prep offensive tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere already is widely considered the best player in Tampa Bay.

    Berkeley Prep rising senior defensive end Nicholas Petit-Frere (78) performs a pad drill during spring football practice at Berkeley Prep in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, May 12, 2017.
  3. Full disclosure: My AP Top 25 ballot


    Now that you've seen the preseason AP Top 25, here's what I submitted in my first year as a voter. The AP doesn't give us many guidelines in the preseason. I didn't try to predict how …

  4. AP Top 25: Alabama first, FSU, UF, Miami and USF all in top 20


    As expected, Alabama will start the season at No. 1 in the AP Top 25.

  5. HomeTeam 25: Football rankings for Tampa Bay


    Armwood High School quarterback Devin Black (7) hands the ball off to running back Larry Anderson (13) during the Spring Football Jamboree in Seffner, Fla. on Thursday, May 18, 2017.