Sunday, April 22, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay Rays: Joe Maddon going for "friar look" with hoodie; Maddon plans "supervised moving day"

Rays vs. Blue Jays

When/where: 7:10 tonight; Tropicana Field

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

Tickets: $9-$210, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within 5 hours of game time.

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH James Shields (9-7, 4.24)

Jays: LH J.A. Happ (0-0, 5.14)

On Shields: He's coming off a shutout in Oakland in which he allowed three hits and threw 98 pitches. He is 9-5 with a 3.54 ERA in 19 career starts against the Jays.

On Happ: He will make his first start for the Jays after four relief appearances since being acquired July 20 from the Astros. He has made one career start against Tampa Bay, allowing five runs in five innings June 26, 2011, in Houston.

Rays vs. Happ

Jeff Keppinger 3-for-8

B.J. Upton 1-for-3, HR

Ben Zobrist 2-for-2

Jays vs. Shields

Edwin Encarnacion 4-for-17, HR

Yunel Escobar 6-for-24

Brett Lawrie 2-for-7, HR

On deck

Wednesday: vs. Blue Jays, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Alex Cobb (5-8, 4.60); Jays — Carlos Villanueva (6-1, 3.19)

Thursday: vs. Blue Jays, 1:10, no TV. Rays — Matt Moore (8-7, 3.84); Jays — Henderson Alvarez (7-8, 4.47)

Friday: at Twins, 8:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Jeremy Hellickson (6-7, 3.43); Twins — TBA

Rays disabled list

(with eligible-to-return date)

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

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

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

DH Luke Scott, oblique strain, 15-day, 15-day, Aug. 5

* out for season

Joe Smith, Times staff writer

Fashion statement

Manager Joe Maddon has sported a new look during recent Rays home games, wearing a custom hoodie with the lower part of the sleeves cut off. He said it's more comfortable inside the dome. "It's the friar look," Maddon quipped. "So I wanted to introduce it as the 'Froodie.' "

Off-day plans of the day

While some Rays planned to relax during Monday's rare off day at home, manager Joe Maddon said he and his wife, Jaye, were going to move into their new Tampa house, formerly owned by the Bucs' first coach, the late John McKay. Maddon said he wouldn't do the heavy lifting, hiring movers. "It's 'Supervise Move Day,' " he said.

 
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