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)

Tampa Bay Rays up next: at Los Angeles Angels

.Up next

at Angels

Tonight-Wednesday

What's new: The Angels aren't leading the AL West, which is their usual place at this time of season. Injuries have taken a major toll (with 15 players serving time on the DL), along with inconsistent, thus at times ineffective, starting pitching. Rookie Peter Bourjos took over in centerfield, pushing All-Star Torii Hunter to right. C Mike Napoli became the 18th catcher in MLB history to have three straight 20-homer seasons.

Key stat: The Angels have been held to two or fewer runs 39 times.

Connections: Angels LHP Scott Kazmir and pitching coach Mike Butcher are ex-Rays; C Bobby Wilson is a Seminole High product, and SS Erick Aybar the brother of the Rays' Willy. Rays INF Sean Rodriguez was acquired from the Angels in the Kazmir trade; Maddon and bullpen coach Bobby Ramos were Angels coaches; Evan Longoria and James Shields grew up in SoCal.

Series history: Angels lead 71-42 overall, 41-16 in Anaheim.

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Tampa Bay Rays up next: at Los Angeles Angels 08/22/10 [Last modified: Monday, August 23, 2010 7:27am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Rays make Hechavarria trade official

    Blogs

    Here is the release from the team ...

     

  2. Jones: Will Tampa Bay hit a Hall of Fame dry spell now?

    Lightning Strikes

    Marty St. Louis may lack the Hall of Fame stats, but two scoring titles, an MVP award and clutch goals should count for a lot. (Dirk Shadd, Times)
  3. Scotty Bowman says 'it's about time' Andreychuk got HOF call

    Blogs

    For Hall of Fame coach Scotty Bowman, Dave Andreychuk finally being part of a Hall of Fame class is especially gratifying.

    Scotty Bowman drafted Dave Andreychuk in the first round (16th overall) in 1982 and coached him the first five seasons of his career.
  4. Dave Andreychuk going into Hall of Fame (w/photo gallery)

    Blogs

    Dave Andreychuk said Monday began "business as usual."

    Dave Andreychuk battles Calgary's Andrew Ference during Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final.
  5. UPDATE: Rays finalizing deal to get SS Hechavarria for 2 minor-leaguers

    Blogs

    UPDATE, 4:27: In making the deal, the Rays add an elite-level defender to an infield that could use the help. But it also raises a number of questions, such as will they now move Tim Beckham to 2B? Does this mean Matt Duffy is not coming back this season? Is Daniel Robertson or Taylor Featherston going to …

    Adeiny Hechavarria is a two-time Gold Glove finalist who could help settle the Rays sometimes leaky infield defense.