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: Price channels inner Peter Pan on bike; Victorino no sympathy for Myers; Moore wants Price

ALDS Game 2: Rays at Red Sox

When/where: 5:37 today, Fenway Park, Boston

TV/radio: TBS; 620-AM, 95.3-FM

Probable pitchers

Rays: LH David Price (10-8, 3.33)

Red sox: RH John Lackey (10-13, 3.52)

On Price: Coming off a complete-game 118-pitch performance in Monday tiebreaker at Texas. Is 6-1, 1.88 with two complete games at Fenway, including two wins in a July week. Is 1-3, 3.96 in postseason play, 0-3, 4.66 in three starts (all vs. Texas).

On Lackey: Made solid return after missing 22 recovering from shoulder surgery. Lack of run support an issue, with no wins in 10 "quality" starts. Is 12-7, 4.39 overall vs. Rays; in a June 10 no-decision he hit Matt Joyce and barked at the Tampa Bay dugout.

Key matchups

Rays VS. lackey

David DeJesus 6-for-24

Yunel Escobar 8-for-15

Desmond Jennings 1-for-11

Kelly Johnson 3-for-15

Matt Joyce 6-for-18 2 HR

James Loney 4-for-16 HR

Evan Longoria 10-for-31 2 HR

Delmon Young 6-for-17

Ben Zobrist 11-for-27

Red sox VS. price

Stephen Drew 0-for-10

Jacoby Ellsbury 7-for-34 HR

Jonny Gomes 4-for-20

W. Middlebrooks 5-for-13 HR

Mike Napoli 9-for-30 2 HR

David Ortiz 8-for-37

Dustin Pedroia 12-for-45 HR

Note: includes postseason

Going for the cycle

That didn't just look like Rays star LHP David Price riding a bike through the streets of Boston on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning — it was. Price had seen the bikes in the Hubway racks available for sharing during the team's last visit, and he decided after Thursday's workout at Fenway Park to give it a try. He liked it so much that he rode another to the park on Friday. "It's just fun," he said. "I enjoy it." Any close calls? "Only one curb," he said. "No cars."

Neverland's finest

Rays manager Joe Maddon didn't know of Price's latest adventure, but he certainly wasn't surprised. "He's a young man — he's Peter Pan," Maddon said. "He's going to be that way forever, and I love that about him. I wish more of our guys could be that way. So anything David does, understand, should not surprise you."



Quotes of the day

"I don't feel bad for him, brother. … I hope he makes a few more (mistakes)."

Red Sox RF Shane Victorino on Rays RF Wil Myers fly ball foul-up

"There's nobody we want on the mound more than David (Price)."

Matt Moore, Friday's Rays starter, on today's game

Rays: Price channels inner Peter Pan on bike; Victorino no sympathy for Myers; Moore wants Price 10/04/13 [Last modified: Friday, October 4, 2013 11:28pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Storm routs Cleveland

    Storm

    TAMPA — Alvin Ray Jackson intercepted two passes, returning one for a touchdown, and recovered two fumbles as the Storm routed Cleveland 57-27 Saturday night in its home regular-season finale at Amalie Arena.

  2. Miscue sends Rays to another stinging loss to Rangers (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays gave away DJ Kitty onesies Saturday night. Then they gave away the game.

    Rays centerfielder Mallex Smith misses a drive hit by Adrian Beltre with two outs in the sixth, allowing the tying runs to score. Beltre puts Texas ahead 4-3 when he scores after two wild pitches.
  3. Rowdies shut out Charleston

    Soccer

    ST. PETERSBURG — The Rowdies know a thing or two about stalemates, with five of their past 10 games ending in a draw.

    Rowdies in the first half during the game between Tampa Bay Rowdies and the Charleston Battery at Al Lang Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Saturday, Jul 22, 2017.
  4. Rays journal: Former closer Sergio Romo acquired from Dodgers

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays made a move to help the bullpen Saturday night when they acquired RHP Sergio Romo, who had been designated for assignment last week by the Dodgers.

    Reliever Sergio Romo has 84 career saves, including 38 in 2013, but has struggled this season with the Dodgers, posting a 6.12 ERA in 25 innings before being designated for assignment.
  5. Dale Earnhardt Jr. backs wife's "not worth risk'' opinion on Daytona

    Auto racing

    INDIANAPOLIS — Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Saturday defended his wife's Twitter post — and blamed himself for putting her in a position where she believed she had to speak out and upset some of his fans.

    Amy Earnhardt worries about Dale Jr.’s concussions.