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Tampa Bay Rays news and notes: Nerd awards, no skinny jeans

Rays at Red Sox

When/where: 7:15 tonight, Fenway Park, Boston

TV/radio: Ch. 13; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

Probable pitchers

Rays:

LH David Price (6-3, 2.88)

Red Sox:

RH Josh Beckett (4-4, 4.38)

On Price: He has worked at least seven innings in four straight starts. He is 3-1 with a 2.51 ERA in five starts at Fenway.

On Beckett: He is 10-4 with a 2.84 ERA in 20 games against the Rays and hasn't lost to them since 2009.

Rays vs. Beckett

Carlos Peña 6-for -36, HR

Luke Scott 10-for-24, 3 HR

B.J. Upton 8-for-35, 2 HR

Sox vs. Price

Adrian Gonzalez 2-for-15

David Ortiz 3-for-18

Dustin Pedroia 6-for-20, HR

Nerdy reaction

• The consensus was that reliever Joel Peralta, above in his Alfalfa-inspired outfit with an assist from Chris Gimenez's extra-thick glasses, had the best look among for the "Ken Rosenthal/Nerd" themed trip. "I got the win," Peralta joked. Honorable mentions included TV man Todd Kalas, INF Elliot Johnson, LHP David Price.

• Manager Joe Maddon said it was "by far our best trip" of the 20 themed adventures, a result of the players' participation and the charitable component through Ken Rosenthal and Dhani Jones' bow tiecause.org. Expect to see Rosenthal talk about it during tonight's Fox telecast.

Quote you don't want to read

"That was gross; I would rather see you in skinny jeans."

LHP David Price, to Tampa Bay Times staff writer Marc Topkin, on INF/OF Elliot Johnson wearing skinny jeans as part of his nerd outfit

Tampa Bay Rays news and notes: Nerd awards, no skinny jeans 05/25/12 [Last modified: Friday, May 25, 2012 11:16pm]
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