Monday, May 21, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays up next: off

Today: off

Next: vs. Indians, 7:10 Tuesday, Tropicana Field. Probable pitchers: Rays — LH Matt Moore (0-0, 5.40); Indians — RH Corey Kluber (0-1, 6.75)

On deck

Wednesday: vs. Indians, 7:10. Rays — LH Drew Smyly (0-1, 6.75); Indians — RH Carlos Carrasco (0-0, 7.20)

Thursday: vs. Indians, 1:10. Rays — RH Chris Archer (0-2, 7.20); Indians — RH Danny Salazar (1-0, 1.69)

Friday: vs. White Sox, 7:10. Rays — TBA; White Sox — LH Chris Sale (2-0, 3.86)

Catch of the day

If you see a couple of guys playing catch in St. Petersburg today that look like Matt Moore and Chris Archer, don't doubt it because it might be. The Rays are off today, but Moore likes to throw for about 10 minutes the day before a start and might just do so in a park near his house, as he has done before (as well as in a Detroit-area park and a Kansas City parking garage), rather than trek down to the Trop, which means trainers and staff have to show up, too. So far, Moore said fans haven't noticed. "These days, they'd probably stop and say what's up," he said. "It's pretty easy to pick Arch out from across the street."

Shiver of the day

44 Temperature at first pitch Sunday in Baltimore. That was the coldest for a Rays game since April 29, 2014, at Boston, when it was 43.

Indians summer?

At least the Rays have had only one game postponed thus far. Here, courtesy of mlb.com's Jordan Bastian, is an outline of the first week for the Indians, who visit the Trop starting Tuesday:

Mon.: PPD

Tue.: Coldest opener CLE history (34 degrees)

Wed.: Played after rain delay

Thurs.: PPD

Fri.: Played in snow

Sat.: Played in 32 degrees

Sun.: PPD

Also, from Bastian, RHP Joba Chamberlain "joked pregame that — given Tribe's Week 1 luck with games — the Tropicana Field roof will probably spring a leak right over the mound."

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