Make us your home page

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

(View our Privacy Policy)

Up next for Tampa Bay Rays: Los Angeles Angels

. Up next

vs. Angels


What's new: The Angels (71-75) are having a disappointing season, by their standards. They're in third place in the AL West, 11 1/2 games behind the first-place Rangers. Their pitching has picked them up as of late, with the Angels having won four of five before falling 3-2 on Thursday. C Mike Napoli has provided some pop with 25 homers, designated hitter Hideki Matsui has 20 and perennial Gold Glove OF Torii Hunter is still in rightfield.

Key stat: The Angels enter today's game with the third-most errors in the American League (102).

Connections: Angels LHP Scott Kazmir, who pitches Sunday, and pitching coach Mike Butcher are former Rays; SS Erick Aybar is the brother of the Rays' Willy. Rays INF Sean Rodriguez was acquired from the Angels in the Kazmir trade; manager Joe Maddon and bullpen coach Bobby Ramos were Angels coaches.

Series history: The Rays lead the season series 4-2, winning both series in Anaheim. The Angels lead the overall series 72-44, including 30-26 at Tropicana Field, but the Rays are 12-9 starting in 2008 and 11-7 at the Trop.

Joe Smith, Times staff writer

Up next for Tampa Bay Rays: Los Angeles Angels 09/16/10 [Last modified: Friday, September 17, 2010 7:18am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. New Bucs player murals go up at Raymond James Stadium


    Each summer, it's a sign that training camp is soon to arrive at One Buc Place: the changing of the huge player murals on each corner of Raymond James Stadium.

    Bucs linebackers Lavonte David and Kwon Alexander will share a mural on the northeast corner of Raymond James Stadium this season.
  2. Jordan Spieth wins British Open (w/ video)


    SOUTHPORT, England — Someday, perhaps soon, there will be a plaque at Royal Birkdale for Jordan Spieth, much like the one off the 16th hole that celebrates Arnold Palmer and the 6-iron he slashed out of the rough in 1961 to win the British Open and usher in a new era of golf.

    Jordan Spieth, right, comes from one back of Matt Kuchar, left, after 13, going birdie-eagle-birdie-birdie-par to win by 3.
  3. Fennelly: Brutal weekend could be start of something worse for Rays

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Well, that was lovely.

    Brad Boxberger suffers his second loss in the three-game series, this time by allowing back-to-back homers in the eighth inning when called on to protect a 5-3 lead. “Just bad pitches,” he says.
  4. Wesley Chapel hockey camp impresses youth players, parents

    Lightning Strikes

    WESLEY CHAPEL — As a 17-year-old Triple-A hockey player, MacCallum Brown regularly plays against elite talent. As a Palm Harbor resident, he often has to travel to face that talent.

  5. Rays journal: Rays gamble on Sergio Romo's track record, heart

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Some of RHP Sergio Romo's numbers this season with the Dodgers were the worst of his career, yet the Rays feel he can be a good fit for their bullpen.

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 26:  Sergio Romo #54 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws a pitch in the 9th inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Dodger Stadium on June 26, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)