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What you need to know about Wednesday’s Rays-Mets game

Who is pitching, where to watch and listen, and what’s ahead for Tampa Bay.
 
Tyler Glasnow extended his win streak to four Friday in Baltimore, striking out 10 over five innings, allowing one run.
Tyler Glasnow extended his win streak to four Friday in Baltimore, striking out 10 over five innings, allowing one run. [ JULIO CORTEZ | AP ]
Published Sept. 23, 2020

Magic number

1 to win AL East

Combination of Rays wins and losses by second-place team in division (Yankees), with Rays holding tiebreaker, going into play Tuesday. Rays have already qualified for playoffs.

Tonight: at Mets

7:10, Citi Field, New York

TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 95.3-FM, 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

Rays info: 1-888-326-7297

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Tyler Glasnow (4-1, 4.21)

Mets: RH Michael Wacha (1-3, 6.75)

Rays: Glasnow extended his win streak to four on Friday at Baltimore, striking out 10 over five innings, allowing one run. Ranks fifth in AL with 83 strikeouts, leads majors with ratio of 14.55 per nine innings. Is 0-2, 7.07 in five games vs. Mets, last in 2018.

Mets: Wacha makes fourth start/fifth appearance since missing most of August with shoulder inflammation. Since returning, he is 0-1, 7.07 and hasn’t worked more than four innings. Longtime Cardinal is 0-2, 9.72 in two games vs. Rays.

On deck

Thursday: Off

Friday: vs. Phillies, 6:40. Rays, RH Charlie Morton (2-2, 4.64); Phillies, TBA

Saturday: vs. Phillies, 7:07. Rays, TBA; Phillies, TBA

Sunday: vs. Phillies, 3:10. Rays, TBA; Phillies, TBA

END OF REGULAR SEASON

AL Wild Card Series

Tuesday: Rays vs. TBA, site TBA

Sept. 30: Rays vs. TBA, site TBA

Oct. 1: Rays vs. TBA (if necessary), site TBA

Injured list

OF Austin Meadows, left oblique strain, 10-day, eligible Sept. 28

1B Ji-Man Choi, left hamstring strain, 10-day, eligible Sept. 23

INF Yandy Diaz, right hamstring strain, 10-day, eligible Sept. 11

LH Jose Alvarado, shoulder inflammation, 45-day, eligible Sept. 28

These players are on the 45-day list and out for the rest of the season:

LH Jalen Beeks, Tommy John surgery; RH Yonny Chirinos, Tommy John surgery; RH Andrew Kittredge, elbow tear; LH Colin Poche, Tommy John surgery; LH Cody Reed, left pinkie irritation; RH Chaz Roe, elbow soreness.

Also: LH Brendan McKay is out for season due to shoulder surgery but is on option to minors.

Rays roster

Pitchers (14): RH Nick Anderson, RH Diego Castillo, RH John Curtiss, RH Oliver Drake, RH Pete Fairbanks, LH Josh Fleming, RH Tyler Glasnow, LH Aaron Loup, RH Charlie Morton, LH Ryan Sherriff, RH Aaron Slegers, LH Blake Snell, RH Ryan Thompson, LH Ryan Yarbrough

Catchers (3): Michael Perez, Kevan Smith, Mike Zunino

Infielders (5): Willy Adames, Mike Brosseau, Brandon Lowe, Nate Lowe, Joey Wendle

Outfielders (6): Randy Arozarena, Kevin Kiermaier, Manuel Margot, Brett Phillips, Hunter Renfroe, Yoshi Tsutsugo

Rays 40-man postseason player pool

Pitchers (19): LH Jose Alvarado-x, RH Nick Anderson, RH Diego Castillo, RH John Curtiss, RH Oliver Drake, RH Pete Fairbanks, LH Josh Fleming, LH Sean Gilmartin, RH Tyler Glasnow, RH Brent Honeywell Jr., LH Aaron Loup, LH Shane McClanahan-y, RH Charlie Morton, RH Trevor Richards, LH Ryan Sherriff, RH Aaron Slegers, LH Blake Snell, RH Ryan Thompson, LH Ryan Yarbrough

Catchers (4): Ronaldo Hernandez, Michael Perez, Kevan Smith, Mike Zunino

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Infielders (9): Willy Adames, Mike Brosseau, Vidal Brujan, Ji-Man Choi-x, Yandy Diaz-x, Wander Franco-y, Brandon Lowe, Nate Lowe, Joey Wendle

Outfielders (8): Randy Arozarena, Kevin Kiermaier, Manuel Margot, Austin Meadows-x, Brian O’Grady, Brett Phillips, Hunter Renfroe, Yoshi Tsutsugo

x-currently on injured list; y-not on 40-man roster

Postseason schedule

(x-if necessary)

Wild Card Series (best-of-3)

(1 seed vs. 8, 2-7, 3-6, 4-5)

Tuesday: AL Game 1

Sept. 30: NL Game 1, AL Game 2

Oct. 1: NL Game 2, AL Game 3-x

Oct. 2: NL Game 3-x

Division Series (best-of-5)

(1/8 winner vs. 4/5, 2/7 vs. 3/6)

AL: at Los Angeles and San Diego

NL: at Arlington and Houston

Oct. 5: AL Game 1

Oct. 6: NL Game 1, AL Game 2

Oct 7: NL Game 2, AL Game 3

Oct. 8: NL Game 3, AL Game 4-x

Oct. 9: NL Game 4-x, AL Game 5-x

Oct. 10: NL Game 5-x

Championship Series (best-of-7)

AL: at San Diego; NL: at Arlington

Oct. 11: AL Game 1

Oct. 12: NL Game 1, AL Game 2

Oct 13: NL Game 2, AL Game 3

Oct. 14: NL Game 3, AL Game 4

Oct. 15: NL Game 4, AL Game 5-x

Oct. 16: NL Game 5-x, AL Game 6-x

Oct. 17: NL Game 6-x, AL Game 7-x

Oct. 18: NL Game 7-x

World Series (best-of-7)

At Arlington

Oct. 20: AL vs. NL, Game 1

Oct. 21: AL vs. NL, Game 2

Oct. 23: AL vs. NL, Game 3

Oct. 24: AL vs. NL, Game 4

Oct. 25: AL vs. NL, Game 5-x

Oct. 27: AL vs. NL, Game 6-x

Oct. 28: AL vs. NL, Game 7-x