|TAMPA BAY ( EOVALDI )|
MINNESOTA ( ODORIZZI )
|919||TAMPA BAY||+100||Ov 8.5,+100||-105||Ov 8.5,-120|
|920||MINNESOTA||-110||Un 8.5,-120||-105||Un 8.5,+100|
|vs Right-handed Starters||30-32||+0.2||27-33||3.9||0.251||0.314||0.380||0.694||4.1||0.227||0.292||0.370||0.662|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+2.6||2-5||4.7||0.266||0.332||0.455||0.787||3.3||0.206||0.270||0.298||0.568|
|vs Right-handed Starters||31-34||-4.8||33-30||4.6||0.246||0.314||0.406||0.720||4.7||0.256||0.325||0.414||0.739|
|Past 7 Games||6-1||+4.6||4-3||5.9||0.301||0.353||0.473||0.826||3.3||0.258||0.304||0.393||0.697|
|7/2/2018||EOVALDI(R)||@ MIAMI||CHEN(L)||2-3||L||-130||7.5 un||U||6||6||0||12||10||1|
|7/3/2018||YARBROUGH(L)||@ MIAMI||RICHARDS(R)||9-6||W||100||7.5 ev||O||20||13||1||15||14||1|
|7/4/2018||ANDRIESE(R)||@ MIAMI||URENA(R)||0-3||L||-140||7.5 un||U||4||4||0||6||7||0|
|7/6/2018||STANEK(R)||@ NY METS||DEGROM(R)||1-5||L||150||7 un||U||5||7||2||6||7||0|
|7/7/2018||SNELL(L)||@ NY METS||MATZ(L)||3-0||W||-135||7 ov||U||9||11||0||7||7||0|
|7/8/2018||EOVALDI(R)||@ NY METS||FLEXEN(R)||9-0||W||-115||8 ov||O||9||9||0||2||2||0|
|7/12/2018||SNELL(L)||@ MINNESOTA||GIBSON(R)||1-5||L||-140||8 un||U||7||7||1||7||5||0|
|7/13/2018||EOVALDI(R)||@ MINNESOTA||ODORIZZI(R)|| |
|7/14/2018||ARCHER(R)||@ MINNESOTA||BERRIOS(R)|| |
|7/15/2018||ANDRIESE(R)||@ MINNESOTA||SLEGERS(R)|| |
|7/20/2018|| ||MIAMI|| || |
|6/29/2018||BERRIOS(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||MONTGOMERY(L)||6-10||L||125||9.5 ev||O||10||9||0||12||8||2|
|6/30/2018||MEJIA(L)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||CHATWOOD(R)||9-14||L||125||10.5 ev||O||11||7||0||20||11||0|
|7/1/2018||LYNN(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||LESTER(L)||10-11||L||170||12 un||O||16||11||1||14||10||1|
|7/2/2018||GIBSON(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||SUTER(L)||5-6||L||125||8 un||O||11||5||2||14||12||2|
|7/3/2018||ODORIZZI(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||GUERRA(R)||0-2||L||140||8.5 ov||U||2||8||1||4||6||1|
|7/4/2018||BERRIOS(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||ANDERSON(R)||2-3||L||105||8.5 ev||U||6||4||1||6||4||0|
|7/9/2018||BERRIOS(R)||KANSAS CITY||DUFFY(L)||3-1||W||-205||8.5 ov||U||11||12||0||7||7||0|
|7/10/2018||SLEGERS(R)||KANSAS CITY||KENNEDY(R)||4-9||L||-165||10 ev||O||9||6||0||15||9||1|
|7/11/2018||LYNN(R)||KANSAS CITY||SMITH(R)||8-5||W||-205||9.5 ev||O||15||9||1||9||8||1|
|7/12/2018||GIBSON(R)||TAMPA BAY||SNELL(L)||5-1||W||+130||8 un||U||7||5||0||7||7||1|
|7/13/2018||ODORIZZI(R)||TAMPA BAY||EOVALDI(R)|| |
|7/14/2018||BERRIOS(R)||TAMPA BAY||ARCHER(R)|| |
|7/15/2018||SLEGERS(R)||TAMPA BAY||ANDRIESE(R)|| |
|7/20/2018|| ||@ KANSAS CITY|| || |
|TAMPA BAY: 017: 80-82, third place.
MANAGER: Kevin Cash (fourth season).
ADDITIONS: OF Denard Span, 1B C.J. Cron, RHP Nathan Eovaldi, OF Jake Bauers.
SUBTRACTIONS: 3B Evan Longoria, RHP Alex Cobb, RHP Jake Odorizzi, OF-DH Corey Dickerson, OF Steven Souza Jr., 1B Logan Morrison, 1B-DH Lucas Duda, RHP Brad Boxberger, RHP Steve Cishek, RHP Tommy Hunter, OF Peter Bourjos, INF Trever Plouffe, RHP Chase Whitley.
OUTLOOK: The Rays sport a new look after a winter of trimming payroll. In addition to the departures of Cobb and Odorizzi, the heart of a batting order that hit a club-record 228 homers ' Longoria, Dickerson, Souza and Morrison ' is gone, too. Archer, a two-time All-Star, is set to make his franchise-record fourth opening day start, and Colome is back at closer, too. The question that remains unanswered is, for how long? Cash and general manager Erik Neander aren't making any bold predictions but they insist that despite all the changes, the Rays have a chance to be a lot more competitive than it appears on paper.
|MINNESOTA: 2017: 85-77, second place, lost to Yankees in wild-card game.
MANAGER: Paul Molitor (fourth season).
ADDITIONS: RHP Lance Lynn, RHP Jake Odorizzi, DH-1B Logan Morrison, RHP Fernando Rodney, RHP Addison Reed, LHP Zach Duke, SS-3B Erick Aybar, RHP Michael Pineda.
SUBTRACTIONS: RHP Matt Belisle, RHP Bartolo Colon, C Chris Gimenez, DH-1B Kennys Vargas, LHP Hector Santiago, LHP Glen Perkins, LHP Buddy Boshers, RHP Michael Tonkin.
OUTLOOK: After their massive 26-win turnaround last season, earning Molitor the AL Manager of the Year award and a new contract through the 2020 season, the Twins were already on the upswing with their 25-and-under core of Berrios, Buxton, Sano, Rosario and Kepler. Then, after spring training began, they traded for Odorizzi and signed Morrison and Lynn, all at market-bargain prices. They've already had some setbacks, with finger surgery for Santana expected to keep him out for most or all of April, and the gut-punch news of Polanco's suspension, plus the uncertainty that surrounds Sano. But this is a team, even with the bold offseason moves made by AL heavyweights Boston and New York, and the strength of reigning AL Central champion Cleveland, that has the talent and spunk to be right in the playoff mix. With Hughes and Tyler Duffey on track for long-relief roles and a spate of well-regarded prospects set to fill out the rotation at Triple-A Rochester, this is as much starting pitching depth as the Twins have had in years. After using 16 different starters in 2017, they needed that. Rodney, Reed and Duke were important additions to bolster the bullpen, too, after Minnesota relievers ranked 22nd in the majors with a collective 4.40 ERA.
|Twins to be without Morrison versus Rays|
MINNEAPOLIS -- Logan Morrison won't be in the lineup Friday when the Minnesota Twins continue a four-game series with Tampa Bay at Target Field.
Minnesota placed its designated hitter on the disabled list Thursday after he was diagnosed with an impingement in his left hip, an issue Morrison said he's been dealing with for a few days but isn't expected to be serious.
With the All-Star break coming up, Morrison, who spent the last two seasons with Tampa Bay, would miss a minimum of six games and would be eligible to return July 22.
"I expect to be back in 10 days," Morrison said. "Pretty minor, just aggravation of kind of a chronic thing that has been going on. A little rest, some medicine, should be fine."
It's the latest setback in an already disappointing season for Morrison, who signed a one-year contract with the Twins during spring training. Morrison, expected to provide some pop to Minnesota's offense, has struggled at the plate all season and is batting .193 with 11 home runs and 31 RBIs.
He's not blaming the hip for his lack of production but manager Paul Molitor suggested it could be the reason for other problems that have kept Morrison out of the lineup at times this season.
"Maybe subconsciously you're kind of compensating for it, and the next thing you know, your back's a little sore and your groin gets tight and some of those type of things," Molitor said. "But he's been managing it fairly well. I don't think it's in the excuse category at all for him, but we've been talking about this for a while."
Right-hander Jake Odorizzi (4-6, 4.28 ERA) gets the start Friday and will face his former team for the first time. He was traded by the Rays to the Twins during the off-season. Odorizzi is trying to finish the first half on a high note and has a 1.06 ERA over his last three outings. That stretch had brought his name into the mix as the trade deadline approaches but after winning seven of their last eight games, the Twins (42-49) are brushing off the notion of a fire sale.
"It's a tough spot to be in for (the front office)," Odorizzi said. "I don't really envy it. We just have to take care of our business and let them do their thing. I like the way we're going right now. You can start to see that confidence come out from everybody. We're playing the right way."
After having their own five-game winning streak snapped Thursday in the rain-delayed series opener, the Rays (48-45) will look to get back to their winning ways behind Nathan Eovaldi (3-3, 3.35).
The right-hander was perfect through six innings his last time out, marking the second time this season he's no-hit an opponent for six innings or more.
A single by the Mets' Brandon Nimmo to lead off the seventh brought that bid to an end and despite getting out of the inning without any further damage, manager Kevin Cash decided to turn to the bullpen.
"We came out of spring training saying any opportunity to limit his workload, we would take it," Cash said. "He definitely could have gone more."
Evoldi is 2-2 with a 4.78 ERA in four career starts against the Twins but hasn't faced them since June 26, 2016.
|Last Updated: 9/24/2018 9:25:47 AM EST|