Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays: Numbers from Sunday's blowout

Rays at White Sox

When/where: 8:10 tonight; U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago

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

Probable pitchers

RAYS: RH Jake Odorizzi (1-2, 6.52)

WHITE SOX: RH Andre Rienzo (1-0, 4.91)

On Odorizzi: Coming off a rough outing vs. Twins where he couldn't get out of fourth inning. Struggles when going through lineup second time. Winless in 5 road starts. Hasn't faced White Sox.

On Rienzo: Native of Brazil makes his second start since replacing injured Felipe Paulino in rotation. Has a big curveball and some control issues. Was 2-3, 4.82 in 10 starts last year.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. RIENZO

None have faced

WHITE SOX VS. ODORIZZI

None have faced

On deck

Tuesday: at Red Sox, 7:10. Rays — LH Erik Bedard (0-1, 7.45); Red Sox — RH John Lackey (3-2, 4.22)

Wednesday: at Red Sox, 7:10. Rays — RH Chris Archer (2-1, 4.11); Red Sox — LH Felix Doubront (1-3, 6.00)

Thursday: at Red Sox, 7:10. Rays — LH Cesar Ramos (1-1, 3.38); Red Sox — RH Jake Peavy (1-0, 2.87)

Friday: at Yankees, 7:05. Rays — LH David Price (3-2, 4.75); 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)

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Quote of the day

"Just one of those days, man. Just awful."

Rays manager Joe Maddon

Numbers of the day

10-15 Rays record against starters making their big-league debuts, as Chicago's Scott Carroll did Sunday.

17/18 White Sox who batted in the first five innings; White Sox who batted in the next two innings.

8 of 9 Inherited runners reliever Josh Lueke has allowed to score, including two Sunday.

4 Losses by David Price at U.S. Cellular Field, most of any stadium besides the Trop.



Quote of the day

"Just one of those days, man. Just awful."

Rays manager Joe Maddon

Shark rodeo

Neil Solondz, the Rays' pregame and postgame radio host, was challenged by a fan to ride the bucking shark at the Guy Harvey Outpost at TradeWinds Beach Resort during a Sunday watch party. He proved up to the task.

 
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