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Tampa Bay Rays: Davey Johnson concedes Twitter ground to Joe Maddon; Rays to wear retro uniforms of team that didn't exist

Rays at Nationals

When/where: 7:05 tonight; Nationals Park, Washington

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

Probable pitchers

Rays: LH Matt Moore (4-5, 4.16)

NATIONALS: LH Gio Gonzalez (8-3, 2.52)

On Moore: The 23-year-old rookie has won his past three starts, and in impressive style. His last one was his best, allowing one hit in seven shutout innings vs. Miami on Friday.

On Gonzalez: The former Oakland A's pitcher, 1-1, 4.86 in four games vs. Rays, has cooled a bit, going 1-2, 4.24 in his past three starts, allowing 22 baserunners in 17 innings.

Key matchups

Rays VS. GONZALEZ

Jose Molina 0-for-6

Carlos Peña 1-for-8

B.J. Upton 1-for-8

NATS VS. MOORE

None have faced

On deck

Friday: at Phillies, 7:05, Sun Sports. Rays — James Shields (7-4, 3.72); Phillies —Cliff Lee (0-3, 3.48)

Saturday: at Phillies, 4:05, Sun Sports. Rays — Alex Cobb (3-3, 3.82); Phillies — Kyle Kendrick (2-7, 5.29)

Sunday: at Phillies, 1:35, Sun Sports. Rays — David Price (9-4, 3.08); Phillies — Cole Hamels (10-3, 3.25)

Rays disabled list

(with eligible-to-return date)

C Robinson Chirinos, concussion, 60 day, June 5

RHP Kyle Farnsworth, right elbow strain, 60 day, June 5

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

* OF Brandon Guyer, left shoulder surgery, 15 day, May 28

RHP Jeremy Hellickson, right shoulder fatigue, 15 day, June 30

INF Jeff Keppinger, right toe fracture, 15 day, June 3

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

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

DH Luke Scott, back stiffness, 15 day, June 24

* out for season

Twitter 'war' of the day

"I don't want to get in a shouting match with Joe. I looked him up on the Internet and found out he has a tweeter, so he can get to more people than me."

Nationals manager Davey Johnson, on Joe Maddon

"Most men have tweeters, and I would never use my tweeter to an unfair advantage." Maddon, in response

Retro moment of the day

The Rays will wear these interesting-looking uniforms for a 1970s Turn Back the Clock Game on June 30. And since the Rays didn't exist in 1979, they are taking the liberty to get a little funky. "I think it's outstanding," Maddon, left, said. "Definitely a '70s moment."

Tampa Bay Rays: Davey Johnson concedes Twitter ground to Joe Maddon; Rays to wear retro uniforms of team that didn't exist 06/20/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 10:31pm]
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