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-Red Sox Wednesday preview

Today: at Red Sox

1:35, Fenway Park, Boston

TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM

Probable pitchers

RAYS: LH Drew Smyly (6-11, 4.80)

RED SOX: RH Steven Wright (13-6, 3.18)

On Smyly: Is 4-0, 2.82 over his past seven starts, working six-plus innings in each. Took a six-inning no-decision Friday at Houston. Is 3-1, 1.48 in nine games vs. Red Sox, 1-1, 1.71 at Fenway.

On Wright: Knuckleballer returned to rotation Friday after a three-week DL stint for a shoulder he bruised while pinch-running. Ranks among AL ERA leaders. First start vs. Rays.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. WRIGHT

Brad Miller 1-for-4, HR

Logan Morrison 1-for-2

Bobby Wilson 1-for-3

RED SOX VS. SMYLY

Mookie Betts 5-for-15, HR

Xander Bogaerts 3-for-15

David Ortiz 5-for-16, HR

Dustin Pedroia 2-for-16

Plus sign

The Rays rank among the best teams in run differential since the All-Star break:

Team RS RA Diff

Cubs 206 124 +82

Rays 205 151 +54

Red Sox 226 173 +53

Reds 209 173 +36*

* Late game not included

On deck

Thursday: Off

Friday: vs. Blue Jays, 7:10. Rays — RH Alex Cobb (season debut); Jays — LH Francisco Liriano (7-12, 5.22)

Saturday: vs. Blue Jays, 6:10. Rays — LH Blake Snell (4-7, 3.56); Jays — RH Marcus Stroman (9-5, 4.58)

Sunday: vs. Blue Jays, 1:10. Rays — RH Chris Archer (8-17, 4.10); Jays — TBA

Monday: vs. Orioles, 1:10. Rays — RH Matt Andriese (6-6, 4.19); Orioles — TBA

Tuesday: vs. Orioles, 7:10. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (9-5, 3.56); Orioles — TBA

Rays-Red Sox Wednesday preview 08/30/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 10:48pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. College World Series: Gators, LSU face off in all-SEC finals

    College

    OMAHA, Neb. — The matchup for the College World Series finals bolsters the case for those who say the best baseball in the land is played in the SEC.

    Florida’s Brady Singer, delivering during a CWS win over Louisville last week, is scheduled to start tonight against LSU.
  2. Jones: Fox Sports Sun shows depth in Rays coverage

    TV and Radio

    tom jones' two cents

    Tampa Bay Times columnist Tom Jones looks back at the best and worst from a weekend of televised sports.

    Best coverage

    Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria (3) makes a run home for a score in the in the final game of a three-game series between the Tampa Bay Rays and AL East rival the Baltimore Orioles at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Sunday, June 25, 2017.
  3. Brian Boyle says returning to Lightning a 'huge option'

    Blogs

    As former Lightning forward Brian Boyle approaches free agency this week, he said he's trying to stay busy.

  4. Rays journal: Blake Snell to rejoin rotation, Erasmo Ramirez heads to bullpen

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — LHP Blake Snell is rejoining the Rays' rotation, but the move has as much to do with helping the bullpen as it does with Snell's improvement during his time at Triple-A Durham.

    Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Erasmo Ramirez (30) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds Wednesday, June 21, 2017 in St. Petersburg.
  5. Rays' bullpen stars lit up in loss to Orioles

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Saturday it was the soft underbelly of the bullpen that let one get away from the Rays, incurring the wrath of the team's faithful followers, who wondered why the high-leverage guys weren't pitching.

    Rays closer Alex Colome, coming in with the score tied in the ninth, allows three runs in his second straight poor outing.