|TAMPA BAY ( CASTILLO )|
TORONTO ( REID-FOLEY )
|967||TAMPA BAY||-130||Ov 8.5,-120||-135||Ov 8.5,-120|
|968||TORONTO||+120||Un 8.5,+100||+125||Un 8.5,+100|
|vs Right-handed Starters||60-50||+13.3||52-55||4.4||0.262||0.326||0.405||0.732||4.1||0.230||0.295||0.371||0.665|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+2.2||4-3||5.3||0.300||0.375||0.469||0.844||3.3||0.194||0.250||0.352||0.602|
|vs Right-handed Starters||55-48||+11.2||54-45||4.7||0.247||0.311||0.421||0.732||5.0||0.264||0.329||0.429||0.758|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+5.2||4-3||4.6||0.246||0.278||0.422||0.701||4.9||0.235||0.315||0.383||0.698|
|9/17/2018||GLASNOW(R)||@ TEXAS||SAMPSON(R)||3-0||W||-140||10.5 un||U||8||6||0||2||6||1|
|9/18/2018||SNELL(L)||@ TEXAS||GALLARDO(R)||4-0||W||-190||9.5 un||U||15||13||1||4||5||0|
|9/19/2018||CASTILLO(R)||@ TEXAS||MENDEZ(L)||9-3||W||-145||10 un||O||16||9||0||7||5||2|
|9/20/2018||STANEK(R)||@ TORONTO||GAVIGLIO(R)||8-9||L||-150||8.5 ov||O||11||8||1||11||4||0|
|9/21/2018||CASTILLO(R)||@ TORONTO||REID-FOLEY(R)|| |
|9/22/2018||GLASNOW(R)||@ TORONTO||PANNONE(L)|| |
|9/23/2018||SNELL(L)||@ TORONTO||BORUCKI(L)|| |
|9/24/2018|| ||NY YANKEES||SEVERINO(R)|| |
|9/25/2018|| ||NY YANKEES||TANAKA(R)|| |
|9/26/2018|| ||NY YANKEES||SABATHIA(L)|| |
|9/27/2018|| ||NY YANKEES|| || |
|9/28/2018|| ||TORONTO|| || |
|9/11/2018||BORUCKI(L)||@ BOSTON||SALE(L)||2-7||L||255||9 ov||P||5||6||0||7||3||1|
|9/12/2018||SANCHEZ(R)||@ BOSTON||PRICE(L)||0-1||L||215||9 un||U||4||6||0||4||6||0|
|9/13/2018||GAVIGLIO(R)||@ BOSTON||RODRIGUEZ(L)||3-4||L||210||9 un||U||7||7||1||9||7||0|
|9/14/2018||ESTRADA(R)||@ NY YANKEES||TANAKA(R)||0-11||L||240||9 un||O||7||10||1||14||10||0|
|9/15/2018||REID-FOLEY(R)||@ NY YANKEES||SABATHIA(L)||8-7||W||200||9 ov||O||16||8||0||8||10||1|
|9/16/2018||PANNONE(L)||@ NY YANKEES||LYNN(R)||3-2||W||200||10 ov||U||7||6||1||6||5||0|
|9/17/2018||BORUCKI(L)||@ BALTIMORE||PHILLIPS(R)||5-0||W||-135||9.5 ev||U||6||1||0||3||3||0|
|9/18/2018||SANCHEZ(R)||@ BALTIMORE||BUNDY(R)||6-4||W||-110||9 un||O||9||4||2||6||5||1|
|9/19/2018||ESTRADA(R)||@ BALTIMORE||YACABONIS(R)||1-2||L||-125||9.5 ov||U||4||5||1||6||6||0|
|9/20/2018||GAVIGLIO(R)||TAMPA BAY||STANEK(R)||9-8||W||+140||8.5 ov||O||11||4||0||11||8||1|
|9/21/2018||REID-FOLEY(R)||TAMPA BAY||CASTILLO(R)|| |
|9/22/2018||PANNONE(L)||TAMPA BAY||GLASNOW(R)|| |
|9/23/2018||BORUCKI(L)||TAMPA BAY||SNELL(L)|| |
|9/28/2018|| ||@ TAMPA BAY|| || |
|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.
|TORONTO: 2017: 76-86, fourth place.
MANAGER: John Gibbons (sixth season of second stint, 11th overall with Blue Jays).
ADDITIONS: LHP Jaime Garcia, OF Randal Grichuk, OF Curtis Granderson, RHP Seung-hwan Oh, INF Yangervis Solarte, INF Aledmys Diaz, RHP John Axford, RHP Tyler Clippard, INF Danny Espinosa, RHP Taylor Guerrieri, INF Gift Ngoepe, LHP Sam Moll, RHP Sam Gaviglio.
SUBTRACTIONS: OF Jose Bautista, OF Ezequiel Carrera, RHP Dominic Leone, LHP Brett Anderson, INF Darwin Barney, RHP Leonel Campos, OF Darrell Ceciliani, RHP Taylor Cole, INF Ryan Goins, C Raffy Lopez, RHP Tom Koehler, RHP Dominic Leone, C Miguel Montero, INF Rob Refsnyder, OF Michael Saunders, RHP Bo Schultz, RHP Cesar Valdez.
OUTLOOK: The powerful Yankees and reigning division champion Red Sox are considered playoff favorites in the AL East, so the expectation is the Blue Jays will be left to compete for the second wild card. If Donaldson and Smoak help the offense rebound from last season's injury-induced stumble, when Toronto scored an AL-low 693 runs, and the starting pitching stays strong and healthy, the Blue Jays might be able to mount a playoff push. Health concerns remain plentiful, however. Besides Tulowitzki's troublesome heel, Travis will need scheduled downtime to rest his surgically repaired right knee. Stroman was slowed by a sore shoulder in spring training, and Sanchez will be closely monitored after making just eight starts last year because of blister issues.
|Rays face Blue Jays with playoff hopes slipping away|
The Tampa Bay Rays have even less room for error to keep their postseason hopes alive after dropping the opener of a four-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays in shocking fashion Thursday night in Toronto.
The Blue Jays scored seven runs in the ninth inning to win 9-8 on the third career walkoff home run by Justin Smoak.
The Blue Jays also had a three-run homer from Danny Jansen in the ninth and a two-run shot from Lourdes Gurriel Jr. that tied it.
The loss ended a five-game winning streak for the Rays and dropped them to 6 1/2 games behind the Oakland Athletics in the race for the second wild-card spot in the American League.
"This one definitely puts us in a very difficult position," Rays infielder Matt Duffy said. "We're going to bounce back, we're going to do what we can. Mathematically we're still in it so we're going to keep going until this thing is over."
The Rays (85-67) are expected to send out Diego Castillo (3-2, 3.14 ERA) as their opener in the second game of the series Friday night at the Rogers Centre. The Blue Jays will counter with right-hander Sean Reid-Foley (2-3, 5.54).
The Blue Jays usually have their troubles with the Rays and, despite the Rays' loss Thursday, Tampa Bay has a 9-4 advantage in the season series.
The Blue Jays and the Rays play six more times as the season winds down. The teams play three more times in Toronto and have three games left at Tropicana Field, a series that closes out the regular season.
After going 0-2 with an 8.68 ERA in his first two major league starts in August, Reid-Foley was returned to Triple-A Buffalo briefly. In his three starts since his return, he is 2-1 with a 3.78 ERA. He has had 10-strikeout games in two of those starts.
He has never faced the Rays.
Castillo will be opening a game for the 10th time this season in his 41st appearance.
He has faced the Blue Jays four times this season, all in relief, and is 2-0 and has not allowed a run in 7 2/3 innings.
While the Rays are still alive, barely, in the race for a postseason spot, the Blue Jays are using September to give experience to their prospects called up from the minors.
"I think the future is bright for us," Gurriel said through an interpreter. "It's always nice to have those guys that I played with last year and this year. I'm happy and fortunate to play with those guys and maybe some of them -- probably all of them -- are going to be my teammates next year. On top of that we got the win. An amazing night and I'm happy for them, too."
Rays manager Kevin Cash said his team needed a lot of help to reach a wild-card spot.
"In reality, we're much farther than people are wanting to recognize," he said. "We need a lot of things to go in our favor. Losses like this don't help. ... Anytime you're up 8-2 and find a way to lose the game, that's tough."
|Last Updated: 12/16/2018 7:18:08 PM EST|