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Rays vs. Red Sox

Oh the joys of baseball weather it be the smells of hot dog, or the site of families gathering, or even  the thought of a opening day game played in 51 degree weather with a 50% chance of rain. Oh the joy and rapture. There is nothing like seeing your defending American League Champions bundled up like Kenny from South Park. Sadly, this how the road back to October will begin.

The Rays will try to put behind a great, some say "magical," season behind them and play solid baseball for 162 games. New addition Pat Burrell will have some fun knocking in the likes of BJ Upton and Carl Crawford all seson long.

The Tampa Bay 9 will be taking on the divisional "Hatfields" to the Yankees "McCoys," the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox come in with a slight monkey on their back, trying to take on the young franchise of the Rays. Boston has upgraded their line-up as well with the likes of Rocco Baldelli.

Time Capsule

We Go no further then last game the Rays play Boston in 2008, Game 7 or the ALCS where the Rays won 3-1.

Tropicana Field, Attendance: 40,473

Sunday, October 19, 2008
Time of Game: 3:31
Red Sox 1 Terry Francona
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         1  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  3  0
Rays            0  0  0   1  1  0   1  0  X    3  6  1
W: M Garza (2-0), L: J Lester (0-2), S: D Price (1)
Rays 3 Joe Maddon

BATTING

Boston Red Sox               AB   R   H RBI   BB  SO    BA   OPS  Pit   PO   A  Details
C Crisp CF                    4   0   1   0    0   1  .450 1.092   21    3   0   
D Pedroia 2B                  2   1   1   1    1   0  .346 1.200   21    1   3   HR,SB,CS,HBP
D Ortiz DH                    3   0   0   0    1   2  .154  .698   29    0   0   
K Youkilis 3B                 3   0   0   0    1   0  .333 1.008   17    2   1   
J Drew RF                     3   0   0   0    1   2  .250  .796   15    2   0   
J Bay LF                      3   0   1   0    1   2  .292  .927   19    1   0   
M Kotsay 1B                   4   0   0   0    0   1  .233  .566   16    6   0   
J Varitek C                   4   0   0   0    0   3  .050  .374   19    8   1   
A Cora SS                     3   0   0   0    0   1  .143  .286    8    1   1   
  J Lowrie PH                 1   0   0   0    0   0  .111  .428    2    0   0   

J Lester P                                                               0   1
  H Okajima P                                                            0   0
Totals                       30   1   3   1    5  12              167   24   7
BATTING HR: D Pedroia (3, off M Garza; 1st inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep LF Line). HBP: D Pedroia (1, by M Garza). TB: D Pedroia 4; C Crisp; J Bay. RBI: D Pedroia (5). Team LOB: 8. With RISP: 0 for 6. BASERUNNING SB: D Pedroia (2, 2nd base off M Garza/D Navarro). CS: D Pedroia (1, 2nd base by M Garza/D Navarro).
Tampa Bay Rays               AB   R   H RBI   BB  SO    BA   OPS  Pit   PO   A  Details
A Iwamura 2B                  4   0   1   0    0   0  .207  .600   13    2   1   
B Upton CF                    4   0   0   0    0   1  .321 1.180   15    0   0   
C Pena 1B                     4   1   0   0    0   2  .269 1.060   15    8   0   
E Longoria 3B                 3   0   1   1    0   0  .259 1.148   12    0   1   2B
C Crawford LF                 3   0   0   0    0   2  .345  .850   10    2   0   
W Aybar DH                    3   2   2   1    0   0  .421 1.210   14    0   0   HR,2B
D Navarro C                   3   0   1   0    0   1  .192  .442   17   10   3   
R Baldelli RF                 3   0   1   1    0   2  .333 1.262   11    2   0   
  G Gross RF                  0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .091         0   0   
J Bartlett SS                 3   0   0   0    0   1  .217  .743    9    3   1   

M Garza P                                                                0   2
  D Wheeler P                                                            0   0
  J Howell P                                                             0   0
  C Bradford P                                                           0   0
  D Price P                                                              0   0
Totals                       30   3   6   3    0   9              116   27   8
BATTING 2B: W Aybar (1, off J Lester); E Longoria (3, off J Lester). HR: W Aybar (2, off J Lester; 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF). TB: W Aybar 6; E Longoria 2; A Iwamura; R Baldelli; D Navarro. RBI: E Longoria (8); W Aybar (6); R Baldelli (4). 2-out RBI: E Longoria. Team LOB: 3. With RISP: 2 for 6. FIELDING DP: 1. D Navarro-J Bartlett. E: J Bartlett (2).

PITCHING

Boston Red Sox                IP     H   R  ER   BB  SO  HR    ERA   BF  Pit-Str  Ct·Sw·Lk   GB·FB·LD· ?   GmSc  IR-IS   LevI    WPA
J Lester, L (0-2)              7     6   3   3    0   8   1   4.97   27  107-77   46·12·19    7· 9· 3· 0     61    -     1.02  -0.03
H Okajima                      1     0   0   0    0   1   0   0.00    3    9-6     3· 0· 3    1· 1· 0· 0          0-0    0.21   0.01
Totals                         8     6   3   3    0   9   1          30  116-83   49·12·22    8·10· 3· 0           -  
Tampa Bay Rays                IP     H   R  ER   BB  SO  HR    ERA   BF  Pit-Str  Ct·Sw·Lk   GB·FB·LD· ?   GmSc  IR-IS   LevI    WPA
M Garza, W (2-0)               7     2   1   1    3   9   1   1.38   27  118-75   39·14·22    6· 6· 2· 0     75    -     1.16   0.27
D Wheeler, H (1)               0.1   1   0   0    0   0   0   5.40    2    8-5     4· 0· 1    1· 1· 0· 0          1-0    3.16  -0.01
J Howell, H (1)                0.1   0   0   0    0   0   0   3.38    1    7-5     4· 0· 1    1· 0· 0· 0          2-0    3.52   0.07
C Bradford                     0     0   0   0    1   0   0   3.00    1    6-2     1· 0· 1    0· 0· 0· 0          2-0    2.82  -0.05
D Price, S (1)                 1.1   0   0   0    1   3   0   0.00    5   24-15    7· 4· 4    1· 0· 0· 0          3-0    2.62   0.21
Totals                         9     3   1   1    5  12   1          36  163-102  55·18·29    9· 7· 2· 0          8-0 
M Garza faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.
C Bradford faced 1 batter in the 8th inning. Balks: None. WP: None. IBB: None. HBP: M Garza (1; D Pedroia).

 

So, Draysbay what will the first opening series in 2009 bring? Will it be a beginning to a beautiful season or will it be a cold reminder of how much we love the warm weather or Florida? Go Get 'em Rays!   

This post was written by a member of the DRaysBay community and does not necessarily express the views or opinions of DRaysBay staff.

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