|BALTIMORE ( GAUSMAN )|
TAMPA BAY ( ROMO )
|967||BALTIMORE||+100||Ov 8.5,+105||+100||Ov 8,+100|
|968||TAMPA BAY||-110||Un 8.5,-125||-110||Un 8,-120|
|vs Right-handed Starters||10-24||-13.4||14-19||3.4||0.217||0.270||0.358||0.628||5.3||0.276||0.338||0.452||0.790|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1||2-5||2.6||0.227||0.272||0.331||0.603||4.1||0.286||0.365||0.444||0.809|
|vs Right-handed Starters||15-17||-4||17-14||4.3||0.272||0.335||0.398||0.733||4.8||0.239||0.302||0.397||0.700|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-0.9||1-6||3.0||0.230||0.319||0.329||0.648||3.1||0.192||0.267||0.332||0.599|
|5/13/2018||BUNDY(R)||TAMPA BAY||SNELL(L)||17-1||W||-120||8.5 un||O||19||8||1||5||7||1|
|5/17/2018||GAUSMAN(R)||@ BOSTON||PRICE(L)||2-6||L||150||9.5 un||U||5||2||0||10||7||0|
|5/18/2018||COBB(R)||@ BOSTON||POMERANZ(L)||7-4||W||145||9 ov||O||10||8||1||13||10||1|
|5/19/2018||BUNDY(R)||@ BOSTON||PORCELLO(R)||3-6||L||165||9 ov||P||6||6||1||6||4||0|
|5/20/2018||HESS(R)||@ BOSTON||RODRIGUEZ(L)||0-5||L||215||10.5 ev||U||13||14||0||12||12||1|
|5/21/2018||CASHNER(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||SANTIAGO(L)||3-2||W||-105||9 ov||U||5||4||0||10||11||0|
|5/22/2018||GAUSMAN(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||SHIELDS(R)||2-3||L||-120||8.5 ov||U||7||7||0||13||12||0|
|5/23/2018||COBB(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||COVEY(R)||1-11||L||-125||9.5 un||O||6||7||0||12||6||1|
|5/24/2018||BUNDY(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||GIOLITO(R)||9-3||W||-150||9.5 ov||O||12||11||0||2||1||1|
|5/25/2018||HESS(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||ROMO(R)||2-0||W||145||8.5 ev||U||9||6||1||7||8||0|
|5/26/2018||CASHNER(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||STANEK(R)||1-5||L||130||8.5 un||U||3||3||1||11||9||0|
|5/27/2018||GAUSMAN(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||ROMO(R)|| |
|5/31/2018||CASHNER(R)||NY YANKEES||GRAY(R)|| |
|6/1/2018||GAUSMAN(R)||NY YANKEES||TANAKA(R)|| |
|6/2/2018|| ||NY YANKEES|| || |
|6/3/2018|| ||NY YANKEES|| || |
|5/13/2018||SNELL(L)||@ BALTIMORE||BUNDY(R)||1-17||L||110||8.5 un||O||5||7||1||19||8||1|
|5/14/2018||YARBROUGH(L)||@ KANSAS CITY||SKOGLUND(L)||2-1||W||-105||9.5 ev||U||8||3||0||6||6||0|
|5/15/2018||BANDA(L)||@ KANSAS CITY||KENNEDY(R)||6-5||W||-105||9.5 un||O||10||7||0||11||5||0|
|5/16/2018||FARIA(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||HAMMEL(R)||5-3||W||-110||9.5 un||U||10||6||1||8||9||0|
|5/17/2018||ARCHER(R)||@ LA ANGELS||SKAGGS(L)||7-1||W||150||7.5 un||O||14||9||0||3||6||1|
|5/18/2018||SNELL(L)||@ LA ANGELS||TROPEANO(R)||8-3||W||125||8 ov||O||15||11||0||6||8||1|
|5/19/2018||ROMO(R)||@ LA ANGELS||HEANEY(L)||5-3||W||155||8.5 un||U||5||7||1||6||2||2|
|5/20/2018||ROMO(R)||@ LA ANGELS||OHTANI(R)||2-5||L||182||8 un||U||7||7||1||4||8||0|
|5/28/2018||ARCHER(R)||@ OAKLAND||GOSSETT(R)|| |
|5/29/2018||EOVALDI(R)||@ OAKLAND|| || |
|5/30/2018||SNELL(L)||@ OAKLAND||MANAEA(L)|| |
|5/31/2018|| ||@ OAKLAND||MENGDEN(R)|| |
|6/1/2018|| ||@ SEATTLE||LEAKE(R)|| |
|6/2/2018|| ||@ SEATTLE|| || |
|6/3/2018|| ||@ SEATTLE|| || |
|BALTIMORE: 2017: 75-87, fifth place.
MANAGER: Buck Showalter (ninth season).
ADDITIONS: RHP Alex Cobb, RHP Andrew Cashner, OF Colby Rasmus, LHP Nestor Cortes Jr., C Andrew Susac, INF Engelb Vielma, OF Austin Hays.
SUBTRACTIONS: C Welington Castillo, SS J.J. Hardy, RHP Ubaldo Jimenez, LHP Wade Miley, RHP Jeremy Hellickson.
OUTLOOK: The Orioles were 25-16 and in first place last year before fading to their first losing season since 2011. The prospect for improvement will rest on a power-laden lineup that needs Davis and Trumbo to rebound from poor performances, but both sluggers fought through injuries this spring and Trumbo will be on the disabled list on opening day. With a shaky rotation and a bullpen that is without injured closer Zach Britton, the Orioles must score plenty of runs to make some noise in the AL East. Baltimore's defense, usually a strong point, was not particularly efficient in 2017. The team addressed the problem by switching Machado to shortstop and working hard on fundamentals this spring. Most important, this could be the last season in Baltimore for Jones and Machado, whose contracts expire after 2018. If the Orioles are sputtering in July, the most intriguing aspect of the team might be whether one or both stars get jettisoned before the July 31 trade deadline.
|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 reliever Romo to start twice in 48 hours vs. Orioles|
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays' relievers-as-starters weekend experiment wraps up as Sergio Romo gets his second start in 48 hours against the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday at Tropicana Field.
The Rays (24-26) have split two games with the Orioles (17-35) in non-traditional fashion, opening the game with a reliever and then getting impressively long relief from a second pitcher. Baltimore managed only three hits against three Rays pitchers in Tampa Bay's 5-1 win on Saturday.
"It's been a challenge for us all year, regardless of who's pitching the first, second, third or fourth inning," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "I wish that I could use that as an excuse."
On the more traditional side Sunday, Baltimore turns to Kevin Gausman (3-3, 3.48 ERA), who earned the win against Tampa Bay on May 11, giving up 11 hits but lasting 7 1/3 innings and allowing only two earned runs in a 9-4 Orioles win.
Last season, he was dominant against the Rays, with a 0.45 ERA in three starts, striking out 26 while walking five batters. For his career, he's a middling 6-5 with a 3.46 ERA in 15 games.
For the Rays, Saturday's surprise hero was rookie Anthony Banda, who picked up his first major league win in relief, striking out seven in 6 1/3 innings after Ryne Stanek opened the game with five outs, three by strikeout. Sunday will bring another look from Romo, who has three total innings in his three previous starts -- this after opening his career with 588 straight relief appearances.
On Friday, Romo didn't make it out of the first inning, getting two outs but giving up two hits and an earned run. Rookie reliever Ryan Yarbrough was superb in relief.
Romo is 1-1 with a 4.66 ERA this season.
"We know we are asking these guys for a lot," Rays manager Kevin Cash said of the unusual pitching strategy. "We know we are asking them to go outside of their comfort zone."
The Rays are still figuring out answers from a trade before Friday's game that sent All-Star closer Alex Colome and outfielder Denard Span (who was tied for the team lead with 28 RBIs) to Seattle for two minor league pitchers. While Saturday wasn't a save opportunity, the Rays got a perfect ninth from reliever Chaz Roe, who will be one of several options as they seek a new closer.
Carlos Gomez, back from the disabled list, replaces Span in the field and in the batting order -- he went 0-for-2 with two walks in Saturday's win. The Rays will eventually get center fielder Kevin Kiermaier back healthy as well.
A win Sunday would salvage a 3-3 homestand for the Rays, who play their next nine games on the road, at Oakland, Seattle and Washington. The Orioles return home for their next seven, against the Nationals and New York Yankees.
The two division rivals won't face each other again until late July at Camden Yards, with remaining series Aug. 7-9 and Sept. 7-9.
|Last Updated: 9/21/2018 12:41:51 PM EST|