Monday, June 18, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays-Orioles Saturday preview

Tonight: at Orioles

7:05, Camden Yards

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

Probable pitchers

LH DREW SMYLY 0-1, 6.75

RH MIKE WRIGHT 3-5, 6.04 in 2015

On Smyly: Allowed five runs in Game 2 start with three homers, including two to lefties for first time in his career. Is 4-0-1, 1.82 ERA in eight games (five starts) vs. Orioles, 2-0, 0.82 at Camden.

On Wright: Power pitcher, with mid-90s fastball and slider, 6-6 frame. Was a 2011 third-round draft pick, made big-league debut last May. Made 12 appearances (nine starts), didn't face Rays.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. wright

Hank Conger 2-for-16 2 HR

orioles VS. smyly

Chris Davis 1-for-1

J.J. Hardy 1-for-9 HR

Adam Jones 2-for-18 HR

Manny Machado 2-for-9

On deck

Sunday: at Orioles, 1:35. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (0-0, 1.59); Orioles — RHP Vance Worley (4-6, 4.02 in 2015)

Monday: Off

Tuesday: vs. Indians, 7:10. Rays — LH Matt Moore (0-0, 5.40); Indians — TBA

Wednesday: vs. Indians, 7:10. Rays — TBA; Indians — TBA

Thursday: vs. Indians, 1:10. Rays — TBA; Indians — TBA

Number of the day

27 Forecast "feels like" temperature, per weather.com, for first pitch tonight with snow showers and gusting winds.

Quote of the day

"Florida has definitely thinned out my blood over time, and it will be a test for me."

— Rays CF Kevin Kiermaier, an Indiana native, on cold weather

Rays disabled list

RHP Brad Boxberger, core muscle surgery, eligible April 17, targeting mid May

RHP Alex Cobb, Tommy John surgery, eligible April 17, targeting late July

RHP Chase Whitley, Tommy John surgery, 60-day, eligible April 18, targeting early August

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