|TEXAS ( MOORE )|
TAMPA BAY ( CHIRINOS )
|971||TEXAS||+150||Ov 8.5,-105||+145||Ov 8.5,-105|
|972||TAMPA BAY||-160||Un 8.5,-115||-155||Un 8.5,-115|
|vs Right-handed Starters||5-8||+0.8||5-7||3.3||0.224||0.289||0.365||0.654||4.7||0.254||0.323||0.395||0.718|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-0.2||4-3||3.0||0.205||0.271||0.365||0.635||6.1||0.281||0.343||0.406||0.749|
|vs Left-handed Starters||2-4||-1.5||4-2||4.5||0.220||0.313||0.341||0.655||5.2||0.263||0.330||0.388||0.718|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-2||5-2||4.1||0.272||0.356||0.389||0.745||5.1||0.246||0.322||0.387||0.710|
|4/3/2018||HAMELS(L)||@ OAKLAND||GRAVEMAN(R)||4-1||W||130||9 un||U||10||3||0||8||10||0|
|4/4/2018||FISTER(R)||@ OAKLAND||MANAEA(L)||2-6||L||155||8.5 ev||U||4||2||1||9||8||0|
|4/5/2018||PEREZ(L)||@ OAKLAND||MENGDEN(R)||6-3||W||145||9 ov||P||10||5||0||12||10||1|
|4/9/2018||FISTER(R)||LA ANGELS||RICHARDS(R)||3-8||L||+120||9 ev||O||8||11||1||13||8||0|
|4/10/2018||PEREZ(L)||LA ANGELS||SKAGGS(L)||1-11||L||+125||9.5 ov||O||7||11||0||18||8||1|
|4/11/2018||MOORE(L)||LA ANGELS||BARRIA(R)||2-7||L||-105||11.5 un||U||5||11||1||9||9||0|
|4/13/2018||HAMELS(L)||@ HOUSTON||COLE(R)||2-3||L||225||8.5 ov||U||6||7||2||8||9||0|
|4/14/2018||MINOR(L)||@ HOUSTON||MORTON(R)||6-5||W||225||8.5 un||O||11||7||1||8||7||0|
|4/15/2018||COLON(R)||@ HOUSTON||VERLANDER(R)||3-1||W||260||8 ov||U||5||4||1||3||5||0|
|4/16/2018||PEREZ(L)||@ TAMPA BAY||SNELL(L)||4-8||L||165||7.5 ev||O||8||4||2||13||9||0|
|4/17/2018||MOORE(L)||@ TAMPA BAY||CHIRINOS(R)|| |
|4/18/2018||HAMELS(L)||@ TAMPA BAY||FARIA(R)|| |
|4/23/2018|| ||OAKLAND|| || |
|4/24/2018|| ||OAKLAND|| || |
|4/3/2018||ARCHER(R)||@ NY YANKEES||MONTGOMERY(L)||4-11||L||145||7.5 un||O||7||6||1||11||6||1|
|4/4/2018||SNELL(L)||@ NY YANKEES||SEVERINO(R)||2-7||L||225||8.5 un||O||6||3||0||7||3||1|
|4/5/2018||CHIRINOS(R)||@ BOSTON||PRICE(L)||2-3||L||215||8.5 ov||U||6||9||0||10||11||0|
|4/7/2018||FARIA(R)||@ BOSTON||PORCELLO(R)||3-10||L||155||8.5 ov||O||6||2||0||9||5||0|
|4/8/2018||KITTREDGE(R)||@ BOSTON||RODRIGUEZ(L)||7-8||L||182||8 ev||O||11||10||0||11||7||0|
|4/9/2018||ARCHER(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||GONZALEZ(R)||5-4||W||-130||7.5 un||O||14||10||1||9||12||1|
|4/10/2018||SNELL(L)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||FULMER(R)||6-5||W||-110||8 ov||O||11||14||1||6||9||1|
|4/11/2018||CHIRINOS(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||SHIELDS(R)||1-2||L||-120||8.5 ov||U||4||8||2||8||9||0|
|4/22/2018|| ||MINNESOTA||ODORIZZI(R)|| |
|4/24/2018|| ||@ BALTIMORE|| || |
|TEXAS: 2017: 78-84, tied for third place.
MANAGER: Jeff Banister (fourth season).
ADDITIONS: LHP Mike Minor, LHP Matt Moore, RHP Doug Fister, RHP Jesse Chavez, RHP Bartolo Colon, 1B Tommy Joseph.
SUBTRACTIONS: 1B-DH Mike Napoli, CF Carlos Gomez, RHP Andrew Cashner, RHP Jason Grilli, RHP A.J. Griffin, LHP Dario Alvarez.
OUTLOOK: AL West champs in each of Banister's first two seasons, the Rangers are coming off their second losing season in nine years. With most of their everyday lineup back, they should be able to hit and score runs again. But in a division with the defending World Series champs and other improved teams, Texas must depend on a revamped rotation ' maybe using six starters in some variation ' and the hope that its bullpen will be drastically improved. The Rangers scored 799 runs last year and ranked third in the majors with 237 homers. Seven returning players had at least 17. That group is led by Gallo, now the primary first baseman after playing three positions in his first full big league season. Hamels, the clear No. 1 starter now that Yu Darvish is gone, missed seven weeks in 2017 with an oblique strain and threw fewer than 200 innings for the first time since 2009. Perez could unexpectedly be ready for opening day after breaking his non-pitching elbow in a mishap on his ranch in Venezuela before Christmas. Fister didn't pitch his first major league game last season until June, and Minor hasn't started since 2014 with the Braves.
|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.
|Struggling Rays hope for another win over Rangers|
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays haven't had much to cheer for early in the 2018 season, but a promising day against a left-handed starter Monday could bring about more of the same on Tuesday.
"It was good to see guys break out of a little bit of a funk," manager Kevin Cash said after the Rays got an 8-4 win against the Rangers and starter Martin Perez on Monday. "Hopefully it carries over tomorrow. Obviously, a feel-good win for everybody, given what's taken place here the last week."
The Rays (4-12) had lost four in a row to drop to an AL-worst 3-12, but bounced back with 13 hits and a strong day on the mound by starter Blake Snell.
Can they do the same against a more familiar lefty Tuesday? Former Rays pitcher Matt Moore, traded to the Giants late in 2016, goes against his old team for the first time -- he has pitched against the other 29 teams in the majors, so this completes this list.
Moore has struggled with his new team -- he's off to an 0-3 start with an 8.76 ERA, allowing 19 hits in just 12 1/3 innings pitched. He had a 3.88 ERA in his time with the Rays -- 17-4 with a 3.29 as an All-Star in 2013 -- but that jumped to 5.12 with the Giants, going 6-15 last season. He's had a rough beginning to his Rangers career, averaging 85 pitches but lasting no longer than five innings in any of his starts.
The Rays, meanwhile, continue to audition rookie Yonny Chirinos for a full-time spot in the rotation. He's opened his major league career with zero earned runs in his first 14 1/3 innings, including one outing in long relief and two starts to open "bullpen days." He has struck out 12 batters while walking only two. This is his first appearance against the Rangers as well.
Texas, which came to Tropicana Field with a two-game winning streak, lost again to match the Rays' AL-high 12 losses.
"These guys are going to continue to play," manager Jeff Banister said. "They aren't going to lay down for anything. As challenging as it is, it's been rough for us to start losing a number of players and see (Jurickson Profar) go down tonight, but we are going to continue to play."
Profar is in concussion protocol, and Rays third baseman Matt Duffy -- acquired in the trade for Moore from the Giants -- left Monday's game with a hamstring injury and is listed as day-to-day. The Rays got worse news Monday on outfielder Kevin Kiermaier, who will miss 8 to 12 weeks recovering from thumb surgery.
Mallex Smith will be an every-day outfielder in Kiermaier's absence and stepped up in Monday's win by tying a career high with four hits, becoming the first player in baseball with two four-hit games this season. He's batting .536 over his last seven games and he's 6-for-6 against left-handed pitching in 2018.
|Last Updated: 4/19/2018 8:47:04 AM EST|