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What you need to know about Friday’s Rays-Phillies game

Who is pitching, where to watch and listen, and what’s ahead for Tampa Bay.
Charlie Morton was stretched to 94 pitches Saturday in Baltimore.
Charlie Morton was stretched to 94 pitches Saturday in Baltimore. [ NICK WASS | AP ]
Published Sep. 25, 2020

Tonight: vs. Phillies

6:40, Tropicana Field

TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 95.3-FM/620-AM, 96.1-FM (Spanish)

Rays info: 1-888-326-7297

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Charlie Morton (2-2, 4.64)

Phillies: RH Vince Velasquez (1-1, 5.46)

Rays: Morton makes fifth start following a three-plus-weeks injured-list stint, going 1-1, 3.86 but not getting past five innings. Was stretched to 94 pitches Saturday in Baltimore. Pitched for Phillies in 2016, is 2-3, 6.30 in six starts against them.

Phillies: Velasquez is coming off a solid outing against Jays on Saturday, allowing one run over a season-high six innings. Throws fastball (94 mph average), curveball, changeup, slider. Faced Rays once in 2018, allowing one run in 6-2/3.

On deck

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

at Tropicana Field

(best-of-3)

Tuesday: Rays vs. TBA

Wednesday: Rays vs. TBA

Oct. 1: Rays vs. TBA*

* If necessary

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

Players on 45-day list and out for 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 out for season due to shoulder surgery but is on option to minors

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

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

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

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

Postseason schedule

Wild Card Series (best-of-3)

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

Tuesday: AL Game 1

Wednesday: NL Game 1, AL Game 2

Oct. 1: NL Game 2, AL Game 3*

Oct. 2: NL Game 3*

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 Houston and Arlington, Texas

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*

Oct. 9: NL Game 4*, AL Game 5*

Oct. 10: NL Game 5*

Championship Series (best-of-7)

AL: at San Diego; NL: at Arlington, Texas

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*

Oct. 16: NL Game 5*, AL Game 6*

Oct. 17: NL Game 6*, AL Game 7*

Oct. 18: NL Game 7*

World Series (best-of-7)

at Arlington, Texas

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*

Oct. 27: AL vs. NL, Game 6*

Oct. 28: AL vs. NL, Game 7*

* If necessary