Better road: Price has improved as the season has gone on, but his road work is still an issue: 1-4, 6.31 ERA compared to 6-3, 3.32 at the Trop. Price is 1-0, 2.61 vs. Baltimore.
Rough road: Hernandez, called up in May, has been struggling, 0-3, 8.22 in his past five starts. He has allowed seven homers in his past seven innings, 17 over eight games. He hasn't faced the Rays.
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RAYS VS. HERNANDEZ
None have faced.
O'S VS. PRICE
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Numbers of the (long) day
22 hours, 20 minutes
Elapsed time from the start of Saturday's game to the end of Sunday's second game.
12 hours, 12 minutes
Time from official end of Saturday's game until start of Sunday's first game.
2 hours, 9 minutes
Time from end of Game 1 and start of Game 2.
5 hours, 30 minutes
Length of rain delays on Friday and Saturday nights.
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Are you ready for some football?
There were some interesting choices for the mandatory football jersey travel attire. The Steelers were most popular, and the Bucs barely repped. Chad Bradford went old-school Ken Stabler black, Pat Burrell hat-tipped former UMer Willis McGahee, Carl Crawford opted for Houston WR Andre Johnson. Australian Grant Balfour went with a West Tigers rugby shirt. Best tribute was Gabe Gross wearing his father Lee's old No. 55 Auburn jersey.