Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Rays Report

Tampa Bay Rays: Fernando Rodney feeling vindicated; Alex Cobb just 'okay' on this day

Rays vs. Yankees

When/where: 7:10 tonight; Tropicana Field

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

Tickets: $17-$275, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within five hours of game time.

Probable pitchers

Rays: LH Matt Moore (4-5, 4.19)

YANKEES: RH Freddy Garcia (2-2, 6.39)

On Moore: Is coming off a strong month of June (3-0, 3.16 ERA) and went a season-long 7⅓ innings his last start in Kansas City. He hasn't faced the Yankees since his first career start Sept. 22, when he earned a win with five shutout innings in Yankee Stadium.

On Garcia: The 35-year-old veteran gets another chance in the rotation, filling in for injured LHP Andy Pettitte (fractured left leg). He has fared well against the Rays, going 9-2 with a 3.28 ERA in 17 career appearances (16 starts).

Key matchups

Rays VS. GARCIA

Carlos Peña 4-for-39

Jose Molina 10-for-26

Hideki Matsui 2-for-12

YANKEES VS. MOORE

Nick Swisher 1-for-1

Derek Jeter 0-for-2

Mark Teixeira 0-for-2

On deck

Tuesday: vs. Yankees, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — James Shields (7-5, 4.04); Yankees — Ivan Nova (9-2, 4.03)

Wednesday: vs. Yankees, 3:10, Sun Sports. Rays — David Price (11-4, 2.92); Yankees — David Phelps (1-3, 3.16)

Joe Smith, Times staff writer

"Scoop" of the day

MLB put the teams and players under strict gag orders not to share the news of the All-Star selections until they were announced on the TBS show. But injured Rays 3B Evan Longoria broke the news of RHP Fernando Rodney's selection on his @Evan3Longoria Twitter account more than 15 minutes early: "Special congrats to Rays own Fernando Rodney. Well deserved selection."



Quote of the day

"He was okay. He wasn't great. He wasn't awful."

Rays manager Joe Maddon on RHP Alex Cobb, who was charged with five runs over 5⅓ innings Sunday



Numbers of the day

3-12 Rays record against the Tigers since Aug. 11, 2010, having scored 37 runs in those 15 games.

9-17 Rays record at Tropicana Field since starting the year 13-1 at home.

Tampa Bay Rays: Fernando Rodney feeling vindicated; Alex Cobb just 'okay' on this day 07/01/12 [Last modified: Sunday, July 1, 2012 10:16pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. 247Sports: Berkeley Prep's Nicholas Petit-Frere top OT in nation

    Footballpreps

    Berkeley Prep offensive tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere already is widely considered the best player in Tampa Bay.

    Berkeley Prep rising senior defensive end Nicholas Petit-Frere (78) performs a pad drill during spring football practice at Berkeley Prep in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, May 12, 2017.
  2. Full disclosure: My AP Top 25 ballot

    Blogs

    Now that you've seen the preseason AP Top 25, here's what I submitted in my first year as a voter. The AP doesn't give us many guidelines in the preseason. I didn't try to predict how …

  3. AP Top 25: Alabama first, FSU, UF, Miami and USF all in top 20

    Blogs

    As expected, Alabama will start the season at No. 1 in the AP Top 25.

  4. HomeTeam 25: Football rankings for Tampa Bay

    Footballpreps

    Armwood High School quarterback Devin Black (7) hands the ball off to running back Larry Anderson (13) during the Spring Football Jamboree in Seffner, Fla. on Thursday, May 18, 2017.
  5. Ex-Florida Gators QB Treon Harris will start at Tennessee State

    Blogs

    Former Florida Gators quarterback Treon Harris is a starter again.

    At Tennessee State.