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: Price praises Astro bobblehead; World Series odds; Scott's 'fermented drink'

Rays at Orioles

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

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

Probable pitchers

Rays: LH David Price (0-1, 5.82)

ORIOLES: RH Miguel Gonzalez (1-1, 2.92)

Still 0-for: Price makes his fourth start looking for his first win. Allowed two runs, on first-inning homer, in opening day start vs. O's. Is 3-0, 2.54 in six starts in Baltimore, 6-2, 2.27 overall vs. O's.

Tough task: Gonzalez has been tough on the Rays, going 2-0, 1.40 over his past four starts against them, including an April 4 win at the Trop.

Key matchups


D. Jennings 1-for-10, HR

Matt Joyce 1-for-10

Ben Zobrist 0-for-10

Orioles vs. Price

J.J. Hardy 7-for-26

Nick Markakis 9-for-36

Matt Wieters 9-for-29, HR

On deck

Friday: vs. A's, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Alex Cobb (1-1, 1.93); A's — LH Brett Anderson (1-2, 4.34)

Saturday: vs. A's, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Jeremy Hellickson (0-1, 4.91); A's — RH Jarrod Parker (0-2, 10.80)

Sunday: vs. A's, 1:40, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Roberto Hernandez (0-3, 5.79); A's — LH Tommy Milone (3-0, 3.86)

Monday: vs. Yankees, 7:10, ESPN. Rays — LH Matt Moore (3-0, 1.00); Yankees — TBA

Rays disabled list

• RHP Jeff Niemann, sore shoulder, 60-day, out for the season

• RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo, elbow surgery, 60-day, out until Sept.

• DH Luke Scott, calf strain, 15-day, eligible April 8

Dog's day

LHP David Price got his first look at the bobblehead of his dog, Astro, that will be given out Sunday — and was impressed. "Pretty spot on," Price said. "That's the way he sits, that's the jersey, he's always got his tongue out like that, the color is perfect. That's one of the better resembling bobbleheads I have ever seen."

Quote of the day

"I've chewed off my fingernails and taken a few sips of the fermented drink."

DH Luke Scott, on the frustration of remaining sidelined with injury

Number of the day

28-1 Adjusted odds on Rays winning World Series, from online gambling site Bovada, up from 16-1 on March 29.

Meet the Rays: Evan Longoria

Evan Longoria might be a Gold Glove winner, but his hands look a little fidgety when he's talking about changing diapers on his new baby girl. The All-Star third baseman also talks about his favorite meal, his classic car and that one time he was asked to play drummer in the band at

Rays: Price praises Astro bobblehead; World Series odds; Scott's 'fermented drink' 04/17/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 10:39pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Blake Snell struggles in return as Rays fall to Pirates

    The Heater

    PITTSBURGH — Blake Snell talked a good game ahead of his return to the Rays rotation Wednesday night, but he didn't pitch one.

    ON THE BALL: Rays third baseman Evan Longoria makes the play and the throw during the first inning against the Pirates.
  2. Marc Topkin's takeaways from Wednesday's Rays-Pirates game

    The Heater

    Corey Dickerson is doing everything he can to garner All-Star votes heading into tonight's voting cutoff, going into play Wednesday leading the AL with 101 hits and rapping two more his first two times up, and scoring two more runs.

  3. College World Series title puts Florida Gators in elite company


    The Florida Gators put themselves in rare company with Tuesday night's College World Series national championship victory.

    Florida ace and Tampa native Alex Faedo (21) lets loose with his teammates after they win the Gators’ first baseball national title.
  4. Lightning prospects mantra: You never know when NHL chance will appear

    Lightning Strikes

    BRANDON — Brett Howden said he watched closely last season as former junior teammate Brayden Point made an remarkable rise to a Lightning regular in his first year pro.

    Lightning prospect Mikhail Sergachev skates during the Lightning Development Camp Wednesday at the Ice Sports Forum in Brandon. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times]
  5. Rays journal: Team says no concern over 'hiccups' from Alex Colome

    The Heater

    PITTSBURGH — The Rays say they know what isn't wrong with closer Alex Colome, that he's not hurt or in a mental funk. And they seem certain that whatever led him to have three straight rough outings will soon be corrected.

    Rays reliever Alex Colome has “had a couple hiccups” of late, manager Kevin Cash says.