Saturday, February 17, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays: Road trip creates fashion concerns

ALDS

Today: Off, workout at Tropicana Field (closed to public)

Next game: AL Division Series Game 3, Red Sox at Rays, 6:07 p.m. Monday

Probable pitchers:

Rays — RH Alex Cobb (11-3, 2.86);

Red Sox — RH Clay Buchholz (12-1, 1.74)

On deck

Tuesday: ALDS Game 4 at St. Petersburg, if necessary, 8:37 p.m. (Moves to 8:07 if A's-Tigers series is over). Rays — RH Jeremy Hellickson (12-10, 5.17); Red Sox — RH Jake Peavy (4-1, 4.04)

Wednesday: Workout day, Fenway Park

Thursday: ALDS Game 5 at Boston, if necessary, 5:37 p.m. (Moves to 8:07 p.m. if A's-Tigers series is over). Rays — TBA; Red Sox — TBA

Rays ALDS roster

Starters (4): LH Matt Moore, LH David Price, RH Alex Cobb, RH Jeremy Hellickson

Relievers (7): RH Chris Archer, LH Jake McGee, RH Joel Peralta, RH Fernando Rodney, LH Alex Torres, RH Jamey Wright, LH Wesley Wright

Catchers (2): Jose Lobaton, Jose Molina

Infielders (6): Yunel Escobar, Kelly Johnson, James Loney, Evan Longoria, Sean Rodriguez, Ben Zobrist

Oufielders (5): David DeJesus, Sam Fuld, Desmond Jennings, Matt Joyce, Wil Myers

DH (1): Delmon Young

Happy homecoming

The Rays finally headed home after what turned into a five-city, 5,631-mile trip that stretched nearly 14 days, as they left for New York after the Sept. 23 game and went on to Toronto, Arlington (Texas), Cleveland then Boston. Clothes were the biggest issue, with some Rays resorting to double- and triple-wearing, others going shopping. Manager Joe Maddon said he bought one new shirt, though more out of fashion than necessity. "It was about coordination," he said. "I didn't really need to, I could have gone another direction, but I wasn't satisfied with the pairings I had left. It was all about the matchups again."

Quote of the day

"That's only a problem for those who wear underwear."

Manager Joe Maddon, after hearing some players resorted to turning underwear inside out during the extended road trip.

Tweet of the day

Happy week old birthday to William! (Can't wait to meet you, I swear I'm a real person)

From @SamFuld5, whose son was born Sept. 28 in St. Petersburg while the Rays were in Toronto.

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