UPDATE, 1:44: Font could be out up to 8 weeks, Cash said, which is obviously disappointing all around. … Cash said they are not likely to name, call up or acquire a starter to replace Font, more likely will wait for Archer ro come off the DL in the next week or two and cover with more bullpen day shifts. …. Wood was indeed called up, with reports from Triple-A indicating he was throwing better and could be effective over multi-inning stints.
Here is the Rays linuep, with Adames getting a day off:
And here is the Astros lineup:
DEVELOPING: After hanging on to beat the Astros 3-2 on Friday, the Rays are looking to get back to .500 today when they host the Astros again at 4:10.
To do so, they'll have to beat them with ace RHP Justin Verlander on the mound, which they did June 19 in Houston.
The Rays, meanwhile, are going with RHP Ryne Stanek as the opener for the second time three games as they again scramble to adjust their pitching staff after losing starter RHP Wilmer Font to a lat strain on Friday.
Font is expected to be placed on the DL today, with RHP Hunter Wood a likely replacement from Triple-A.
RHP Matt Andriese and LHP Vidal Nuno are the likely candidates to work innings behind Stanek.
The Rays were last at .500 on June 1 when they were 28-28 after a 13-inning loss at Seattle.
Lineups when available.