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: Maddon relishes Springsteen's early oeuvre

Rays at Orioles

When/where: 7:05 tonight; Camden Yards, Baltimore

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Alex Cobb (9-6, 3.01)

ORIOLES: LH Wei-Yin Chen (13-4, 3.76)

On Cobb: Coming off stellar in win over Tigers and David Price. Is 7-0, 1.99 over past 10 starts, has allowed two or fewer runs in past eight. Is 4-1, 1.89 in six starts vs. O's.

On Chen: Has been solid over past two months, going 6-2, 2.98 in eight starts, with 44 strikeouts vs. nine walks. Is 3-4, 3.51 in 11 career starts vs. Rays; 1-1, 4.96 in three this season.

Key matchups

Rays VS. CHEN

Evan Longoria 4-for-18

Sean Rodriguez 3-for-19, HR

Ben Zobrist 11-for-30, HR

ORIOLES VS. COBB

Nelson Cruz 2-for-12

Adam Jones 2-for-12

Nick Markakis 4-for-13

On deck

Wednesday: at Orioles, 7:05. Rays — LH Drew Smyly (8-10, 3.44); Orioles — RH Kevin Gausman (7-5, 3.81)

Thursday: at Orioles, 7:05. Rays — RH Jeremy Hellickson (1-2, 2.61); Orioles — RH Bud Norris (11-8, 3.91)

Friday: vs. Red Sox, 7:10. Rays — RH Chris Archer (8-6, 3.09); Red Sox — TBA

Saturday: vs. Red Sox, 7:10. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (9-11, 4.23); Red Sox — TBA

Sunday: vs. Red Sox, 1:40. Rays — RH Alex Cobb (9-6, 3.01); Red Sox — TBA

Monday: vs. Red Sox, 1:10. Rays — LH Drew Smyly (8-10, 3.42); Red Sox — TBA

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Growin' up with Springsteen

Rays manager Joe Maddon is a major Bruce Springsteen fan, but he wasn't caught up in the buzz over Monday's 39th anniversary of the release of the Born to Run album as his allegiance goes two years further back. "Everybody talks about Born to Run, but for me, he had me with Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J., and The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle," Maddon said. "I always look at a real artist's earliest work as being his heart and soul. Whether it's an author, writer, artist, musician, I want to see what they did in the beginning because that really speaks to the pain that they got getting there."

Quote of the day

"My two-strike approach is not getting to two-strikes."

OF Wil Myers, discussing how to avoid piling up more strikeouts.

Number of the day

8 Most homers allowed by Rays in a game (Aug. 7, 2010, at Toronto)

AL wild-card race

Team W-L Pct. GB

A's 77-53 .592—

Mariners* 71-58 .550—

Tigers 70-59 .543 1

Yankees 68-61 .527 3

Indians 66-63 .512 5

Blue Jays 66-65 .504 6

Rays 64-67 .489 8

* Late game not included

Rays: Maddon relishes Springsteen's early oeuvre 08/25/14 [Last modified: Monday, August 25, 2014 11:47pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Dirk Koetter to Bucs: Take your complaints to someone who can help

    Bucs

    TAMPA — It was just another day of aching bellies at One Save Face.

    Dirk Koetter: “All of our issues are self-inflicted right now.”
  2. Bucs journal: Few complaints about Jameis Winston's play

    Bucs

    TAMPA — It wasn't enough to pull out a win Sunday at Buffalo, but a week removed from a shoulder sprain, Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston threw for 384 yards and three touchdowns against the NFL's No. 2 pass defense.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Brent Grimes (24) signs autographs for fans before an NFL game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn., on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017.
  3. Lightning's Jon Cooper uses unusual tactic to create mismatches

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — Tyler Johnson is about to swing his left leg over the boards for his next shift alongside linemate Alex Killorn and … who else?

    Stamkos? Kucherov? Point?

    Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper argues the called as his team gets a faceoff violation, leading to penalty and #Caps PP goal, during second period action at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Monday evening (10/09/17).DIRK SHADD   |   Times
  4. A buzz-worthy look at the Astros-Dodgers World Series matchup

    The Heater

    Houston Astros' Yuli Gurriel is congratulated by Jose Altuve after scoring during the fifth inning of Game 7 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) TXMG170
  5. Florida, FSU try to ignore death threats, angry fans

    College

    GAINESVILLE — Frustration over uncharacteristically down seasons at Florida and Florida State has started to spill over from message boards and start crossing real-world lines.

    Fans watch the Florida Gators game against Texas A&M, at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, in Gainesville, Fla. At the half, Florida was up 10 to 3.