|MIAMI ( LOPEZ )|
TAMPA BAY ( STANEK )
|979||MIAMI||+155||Ov 8,-120||+140||Ov 7.5,+100|
|980||TAMPA BAY||-165||Un 8,+100||-150||Un 7.5,-120|
|vs Right-handed Starters||32-41||+5.9||38-33||3.8||0.248||0.302||0.363||0.665||5.2||0.252||0.333||0.405||0.739|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+4.9||4-3||4.4||0.252||0.321||0.361||0.682||3.9||0.227||0.305||0.332||0.637|
|vs Right-handed Starters||31-35||-2.3||31-33||4.2||0.257||0.320||0.391||0.711||4.4||0.232||0.299||0.376||0.675|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1.9||4-3||7.0||0.308||0.357||0.488||0.846||6.1||0.262||0.340||0.404||0.744|
|7/7/2018||CHEN(L)||@ WASHINGTON||SCHERZER(R)||4-18||L||260||7.5 un||O||7||3||1||17||3||0|
|7/8/2018||RICHARDS(R)||@ WASHINGTON||ROARK(R)||10-2||W||170||9.5 ev||O||22||17||0||5||13||1|
|7/15/2018||URENA(R)||PHILADELPHIA||DE LOS SANTOS(R)||10-5||W||+105||8 un||O||15||8||0||4||4||1|
|7/20/2018||STRAILY(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||EOVALDI(R)||6-5||W||155||7.5 ev||O||8||5||1||8||8||2|
|7/21/2018||LOPEZ(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||STANEK(R)|| |
|7/22/2018||RICHARDS(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||ARCHER(R)|| |
|7/27/2018|| ||WASHINGTON|| || |
|7/28/2018|| ||WASHINGTON|| || |
|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)||8-11||L||-105||8.5 ov||O||13||8||0||15||7||2|
|7/14/2018||ARCHER(R)||@ MINNESOTA||BERRIOS(R)||19-6||W||125||8 ov||O||20||4||2||11||11||0|
|7/15/2018||STANEK(R)||@ MINNESOTA||ROMERO(R)||7-11||L||-105||9 un||O||14||11||1||10||9||1|
|7/23/2018||STANEK(R)||NY YANKEES||SEVERINO(R)|| |
|7/24/2018||SNELL(L)||NY YANKEES||SABATHIA(L)|| |
|7/25/2018||EOVALDI(R)||NY YANKEES||GERMAN(R)|| |
|7/26/2018|| ||@ BALTIMORE|| || |
|7/27/2018|| ||@ BALTIMORE|| || |
|7/28/2018|| ||@ BALTIMORE|| || |
|MIAMI: 2017 77-85, second place
MANAGER Don Mattingly (third season)
ADDITIONS: INF Starlin Castro, CF Lewis Brinson, OF Cameron Maybin, 1B Garrett Cooper, RHP Jacob Turner, OF-1B Scott Van Slyke, RHP Jumbo Diaz, RHP Sandy Alcantara
SUBTRACTIONS: RF Giancarlo Stanton, LF M
OUTLOOK: New CEO Derek Jeter is accustomed to winning, but that is about to change. He traded away half of last year's starting lineup, including the NL MVP in Stanton, which means the Marlins are rebuilding yet again. Even with an entirely new outfield, the offense could be decent. But Castro and Realmuto are potential trade bait and might be gone before August, and the season will almost surely end Sept. 30, leaving the Marlins out of the playoffs for the 15th year in a row. This season is really about developing prospects acquired in those offseason trades, and if youngsters such as Brinson and Alcantara perform well, 2018 will be considered a successful start for Jeter.arcell Ozuna, CF Christian Yelich, 2B Dee Gordon, RHP Tom Koehler, OF Ichiro Suzuki, RHP Dustin McGowan, C A.J. Ellis
|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.
|Rays, Marlins seek to establish winning ways|
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- As hard as the Tampa Bay Rays worked to get above .500 with a summer surge, they've now dropped four of five games, including a frustrating 6-5 loss to the Miami Marlins on Friday night.
Tampa Bay (49-48) saw their bullpen give up five runs in the seventh inning, committing two errors on one play, then saw a ninth-inning surge cut a 6-1 deficit to 6-5 with two runners on before the final out.
"Too little, too late," Rays manager Kevin Cash said of his team's late rally, saying they looked "like a team that had four days off" until the final inning, thanks to the All-Star break.
The Marlins (42-57), meanwhile, have won four of five, keeping them ahead of the Mets in the division cellar and giving them a 3-1 series lead on their intrastate rivals.
"We got on a roll and won the first game of the second half," said Derek Dietrich, who had two home runs against the team that drafted him in 2010, including a three-run shot in the seventh to put the Marlins ahead. "I'm just happy to get it rolling here and get a win in the first game out of the All-Star break."
The Rays will go back to an unlikely source of their midseason success: using relievers as "openers" in regular bullpen days as they push on without injured starting pitchers. On Saturday, that will be Ryne Stanek (1-2, 2.08 ERA), who has a 1.08 ERA in 19 appearances since June 1, including 10 starts.
Stanek's lone loss in those seven weeks came against these Marlins on July 2, pitching in the 10th inning and giving up a walk and two hits in a 3-2 walkoff win for Miami. He had warmed up to pitch in the eighth inning Friday but was not used, allowing him to start as scheduled.
Miami will answer with rookie Pablo Lopez, who is making just his fourth major-league start, with a 1-1 record and 6.35 ERA. He has allowed five earned runs in each of his last two outings, though he struck out six in six innings in his last start. He pitched well in the minors this season, carrying a 1.44 ERA in 12 starts between Double-A and Triple-A, striking out 66 batters against only 12 walks.
The Rays may be without center fielder Kevin Kiermaier, who left Friday's game in the fifth inning after a right foot injury flared up painfully. Kiermaier said he fouled a ball off his foot on April 8 and the injury never went away, so while he's had good and bad days, Friday was the worst he'd dealt with all season.
"You would think me being on the 60-day DL (with thumb injury), it would go away," Kiermaier said. "It's crazy that it's still a thing, but I've been feeling it ... It's frustrating because I haven't been able to get rid of this. I've had good days and bad days, but today was the worst day I've had."
|Last Updated: 8/17/2018 9:40:14 AM EST|