Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays: Zobrist enjoys day at school

Rays at Marlins

When/where: 7:10 tonight; Marlins Park, Miami

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

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Roberto Hernandez (2-5, 5.73)

MARLINS: RH Tom Koehler (0-2, 3.18)

On Hernandez: Is coming off two short starts, allowing 10 runs over a combined six innings. Has struggled on road, 0-3, 8.10 in four starts.

On Koehler: Has pitched well since moving in from bullpen, allowing three earned runs or fewer in each of his three starts. Is 0-1, 0.90 in three home appearances (one start) this season.

Key matchups

Rays VS. KOEHLER

None have faced

MARLINS VS. HERNANDEZ

Jeff Mathis 2-for-7

Placido Polanco 5-for-19

Juan Pierre 3-for-23

On deck

Thursday: at Marlins, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — LH Matt Moore (8-0, 2.21); Marlins — RH Ricky Nolasco (3-5, 3.65)

Friday: at Indians, 7:05, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Alex Cobb (6-2, 2.66); Indians — RH Corey Kluber (3-3, 4.57)

Quote of the day

"I've not really had an opportunity to watch, but the reports have not been glowing."

Manager Joe Maddon, on the thought of RHP Roberto Hernandez getting to hit during tonight's interleague start in Miami.

Helping hand

The Rays Baseball Foundation gave $100,000 in grants Tuesday to 17 local non-profits, including the Boys and Girls Clubs of Manatee County and The Children's Home. 3B Evan Longoria and RHP Joel Peralta were among the players helping present the checks.

Going to school (with pic)

Ben Zobrist had a blast at his annual "Take Ben Zobrist to School" event, joining winner Alex Ortiz, 7, at Tampa's Corbett Preparatory School Tuesday morning. Zobrist hung out with Ortiz, as well as his 6-year-old sister Lauren. "It was awesome," Zobrist said. "He was a really bright kid."

Quote of the day

"I've not really had an opportunity to watch, but the reports have not been glowing."

Manager Joe Maddon, on the thought of RHP Roberto Hernandez getting to hit during tonight's interleague start in Miami.

Going to school

Ben Zobrist had a blast at his annual "Take Ben Zobrist to School" event, joining winner Alex Ortiz, 7, at Tampa's Corbett Preparatory School Tuesday morning. Zobrist hung out with Ortiz and his 6-year-old sister Lauren. "It was awesome," Zobrist said. "He was a really bright kid."

Helping hand

The Rays Baseball Foundation gave $100,000 in grants Tuesday to 17 local non-profits, including the Boys and Girls Clubs of Manatee County and The Children's Home. 3B Evan Longoria and RHP Joel Peralta were among the players helping present the checks.

 
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