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: Rays laugh off trade rumor; Matt Moore excited about first big-league bobblehead

Rays vs. Mariners

When/where: 1:40 today; Tropicana Field

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

Tickets: $12-$255, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within five hours of game time

Promotion: LHP Matt Moore bobblehead to the first 10,000 kids 14 and under.

Probable pitchers

Rays: LH Matt Moore (6-6, 4.39)

MARINERS: RH Blake Beavan (4-6, 6.06)

On Moore: He has settled in after some early struggles, going 5-1 with a 3.94 ERA in eight starts since June 1. He won his only career start against the Mariners, allowing one run and striking out seven in five innings May 1.

On Beavan: He has allowed at least five earned runs in each of his past four outings. He has lost his only start against the Rays, giving up five runs in 5⅓ innings May 2.

Key matchups

Rays VS. BEAVAN

Hideki Matsui 5-for-8

Jose Molina 3-for-4

Ben Zobrist 0-for-3

MARINERS VS. MOORE

Michael Saunders 1-for-2, HR

Jesus Montero 3-for-3

Ichiro Suzuki 2-for-3

On deck

Monday: Off

Tuesday: at Orioles, 7:05, Sun Sports. Rays — Jeremy Hellickson (4-6, 3.55); Orioles — Wei-Yin Chen (8-5, 3.80).

Wednesday: at Orioles, 7:05, Sun Sports. Rays — David Price (13-4, 2.64); Orioles — TBA

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

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

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

* out for season

Joe Smith, Times staff writer

Quote of the day

"We had a good guffaw over it. Almost a chortle."

Rays manager Joe Maddon on his and executive VP Andrew Friedman's reaction to a Jim Bowden tweet of a rumored deal sending James Shields and Ben Zobrist to the Angels

Honor of the day

LHP Matt Moore said there are a couple of bobbleheads of his likeness floating around the minor leagues, but he's excited to pitch today on his first big-league bobblehead giveaway. He said his mom is getting a couple of boxes of them. "I think it's awesome," Moore said. "It's pretty cool to have your own."

Dress up

One of the themed activities for today's "Star Wars Day" at Tropicana Field is a costume contest, with the winner receiving four tickets to Star Wars Celebration VI at the Orlando Convention Center on Aug. 23-26.

Tampa Bay Rays: Rays laugh off trade rumor; Matt Moore excited about first big-league bobblehead 07/21/12 [Last modified: Saturday, July 21, 2012 11:16pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Longest home run at Trop and Erasmo Ramirez's pitching doom Rays (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Kevin Kiermaier returned. The problem was, so did Erasmo Ramirez.

    Seattle Mariners first baseman Yonder Alonso (10) scores on the double by Seattle Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz (23) in the first inning of the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Friday, August 18, 2017.
  2. Rays journal: Kevin Kiermaier returns, Mallex Smith sent to Triple A

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — It didn't take CF Kevin Kiermaier long to make his presence felt during his return Friday to the Rays lineup. Kiermaier pretended to have Mariners DH Nelson Cruz's first-inning line drive lined up even as the ball went past him to his right and to the wall.

    Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier (39) flies out in the first inning of the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Friday, August 18, 2017.
  3. Rays vs. Mariners, 6:10 p.m. Saturday, Tropicana Field

    The Heater

    Tonight: vs. Mariners

    6:10, Tropicana Field

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

    This is a 2017 photo of Jake Odorizzi of the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team. This image reflects the 2017 active roster as of Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 when this image was taken. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  4. Bucs journal: Starting defense disappointed holding Jags to 1 rushing yard

    Bucs

    JACKSONVILLE — The Bucs' starting defense held the Jaguars to a total of 1 rushing yard on seven carries in the first half of Thursday's 12-8 preseason win.

    And its members were disappointed.

    Jacksonville Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon (24) is thrown for a 1-yard loss as he is stopped by Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David (54) and defensive end Robert Ayers (91) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) JVS102
  5. Jameis Winston's hardest lesson: He can't always save the day

    Bucs

    TAMPA — Ever wonder what in the world goes through Jameis Winston's mind when he tries to fit the ball in a keyhole as he is being dragged to the turf like he was during Thursday night's 12-8 preseason win over the Jaguars?

    Jameis Winston, left, tries to hang on to the ball as Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler tries to strip it from him.