Thursday, February 22, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay Rays: Confusing stats; dog day at the Trop

Rays at Indians

When/where: 6:05 tonight, Progressive Field, Cleveland

Radio: 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

Probable pitchers

Rays: LH Matt Moore (5-5, 4.17)

Indians: RH Ubaldo Jimenez (7-7, 4.59)

On Moore: The rookie is 4-0 over his past six starts. Though with a couple of so-so outings, his ERA is 3.29 over that stretch. Lefties have given him more trouble, hitting for a .297 average, compared with .239 for righties.

On Jimenez: The veteran has been very good or very bad, posting a 2.51 ERA in seven wins and two no-decisions and 7.68 in seven losses. He beat the Rays while with the Rockies in 2009.

Key matchups

Rays vs. Jimenez

Brooks Conrad2-for-6

Jeff Keppinger0-for-6

B.J. Upton1-for-4

Indians vs. Moore

None have faced

On deck

Sunday: at Indians, 1:05, Sun Sports. Rays — James Shields (8-5, 4.11); Indians — Zach McAllister (3-1, 3.93)

Monday: Off

Rays disabled list

(with eligible-to-return date)

C Robinson Chirinos, concussion, 60-day, June 5

OF Sam Fuld, right wrist surgery, 60-day, June 5

OF Brandon Guyer, left shoulder surgery, 60-day, July 13 *

OF Matt Joyce, oblique strain, 15-day, July 5

3B Evan Longoria, left hamstring tear, 15-day, May 16

RHP Jeff Niemann, right leg fracture, 60-day, July 14

* Out for the season

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Confusing stats of the day

20-15Rays' record vs. AL East teams

10-3Rays' record vs. AL West teams

9-9Rays' record vs. NL East teams

5-13Rays' record vs. AL Central teams

Related quote of the day

"He can't wait."

LHP David Price, on the "reaction" of his dog, Astro, left, to news of Bark at the Park

Animal kingdom conflict of the day

The Rays announced plans for their first Bark at the Park, in which fans can bring their dogs to the game. But it's Aug. 5, which is also the day they are giving away bobbleheads of their feline friend, DJ Kitty. Furthermore, there will be lots of kids and a postgame concert by the Wiggles.

 
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