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A's vs. Rays

Ain't nothing gonna break my stride
Nobody's gonna slow me down
Oh no, I've got to keep on moving
Ain't nothing gonna break my stride
I'm running and I won't touch ground
Oh no, I've got to keep on moving

- Matt Wilder "Break my Stride"

The Rays need to keep moving forward. The Rays need to finish what has been a wonderful April (14-5) and start even better May. The Rays welcome the Oakland A's(12-8) to town for two game fracas. Oakland currently sits atop of the AL West with a 2 game lead over the LA Angels.

 

All-time Series: 41-72

Probable Pitchers

Tue, Apr 27 Oakland 7:10 PM Davis (1-1) Sheets (1-1)
Wed, Apr 28 Oakland 7:10 PM Shields (2-0) Braden (2-0)

 

 

Blast from the Past

Today, we take a look at May 25, 2005 where the Devil Rays would put a 10 spot against the visiting Athletics. This was game Damon Hollins hit 5 home run and Travis Phelps chimed in with second homer in as many nights.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 7:16PM, Tropicana Field
Attendance: 8,785, Time of Game: 3:00

Athletics 6 17-28  Lost 4  4th, 8½ GB Ken Macha
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       0  0  0   0  2  0   0  2  2    6  9  1
Devil Rays     10  2  0   0  1  0   0  1  X   14 15  3
W: Scott Kazmir (2-4), L: Joe Blanton (0-5)
Devil Rays 14 17-30  Won 2  5th, 13 GB Lou Piniella

Oakland Athletics

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BattingABRHRBIBBSOBAOPSPitStrWPAaLIWPA+WPA-RE24POA
Mark Kotsay CF 3 0 2 1 0 1 .294 .739 12 7 .012 0.56 .044 -.033 1.0 2 0
   Charles Thomas CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 .098 .358 5 3 -.001 0.02 .000 -.001 -0.8 1 0
Eric Byrnes LF 4 1 0 0 1 2 .254 .743 20 13 -.036 0.31 .000 -.036 -1.2 2 0
Jason Kendall C 3 0 1 0 0 0 .235 .589 11 7 -.024 0.42 .004 -.028 1.1 2 0
   Adam Melhuse PH-C 2 1 0 0 0 1 .095 .238 7 4 .000 0.00 .000 .000 0.4 1 0
Eric Chavez 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 .219 .597 19 14 -.009 0.09 .000 -.009 -2.1 0 1 GDP
   Keith Ginter PH 1 0 1 2 0 0 .177 .598 3 2 .001 0.01 .001 .000 1.6 0 0 2B
Bobby Kielty RF 4 0 2 0 1 0 .316 .856 24 15 .004 0.03 .005 .000 0.8 2 0
Scott Hatteberg DH 4 1 0 0 1 2 .280 .725 22 11 -.006 0.04 .000 -.006 -1.2 0 0
Mark Ellis 2B 3 2 1 0 2 0 .276 .697 21 10 .003 0.03 .004 -.001 0.0 2 5
Nick Swisher 1B 3 1 0 0 2 0 .210 .639 22 9 -.004 0.05 .001 -.006 -0.7 9 1
Marco Scutaro SS 3 0 2 2 1 0 .252 .701 16 8 .002 0.03 .003 -.001 2.5 2 3
Joe Blanton P 0 0
   Britt Reames P 1 0
   Justin Duchscherer P 0 0
   Tim Harikkala P 0 0
   Juan Cruz P 0 0
Team Totals 36 6 9 5 8 8 .250 .664 182 103 -.058 0.15 .062 -.121 1.3 24 10

2B: K Ginter (3, off J Switzer). TB: B Kielty 2; M Scutaro 2; M Kotsay 2; K Ginter 2; M Ellis; J Kendall. GIDP: E Chavez (4). RBI: M Scutaro 2 (12); K Ginter 2 (18); M Kotsay (22). 2-out RBI: M Scutaro 2. Team LOB: 11. With RISP: 4 for 14. Fielding DP: 2. M Scutaro-M Ellis-N Swisher; M Ellis-M Scutaro-N Swisher. E: E Chavez (8). Baserunning Pickoffs: M Kotsay (2nd base by S Kazmir).

Tampa Bay Devil Rays

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BattingABRHRBIBBSOBAOPSPitStrWPAaLIWPA+WPA-RE24POA
Carl Crawford LF 5 2 2 3 0 1 .258 .713 14 13 .119 0.25 .120 .000 2.2 2 0 HR,3B
Julio Lugo SS 5 1 2 2 0 0 .277 .695 19 11 .060 0.21 .061 -.001 1.2 4 3 2·2B
Damon Hollins CF 4 2 3 1 1 0 .348 .995 17 8 .060 0.21 .060 .000 2.1 0 0 HR
Travis Lee 1B 4 1 1 1 1 0 .286 .724 24 12 .076 0.25 .076 .000 0.5 8 0 2B,GDP
Josh Phelps DH 4 3 2 1 1 1 .286 .797 18 9 .014 0.18 .014 .000 0.7 0 0 HR
Jorge Cantu 3B 4 2 2 2 0 1 .275 .720 9 8 .078 0.22 .078 .000 2.7 1 1 2B,HBP
Alex Sanchez RF 2 1 1 2 0 0 .343 .846 12 9 .025 0.16 .025 .000 -0.0 0 0 SF,GDP
   Eduardo Perez RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .785 2 1 .000 0.00 .000 .000 -0.2 3 0
Toby Hall C 4 1 0 0 0 0 .320 .816 17 12 .008 0.10 .008 .000 -0.2 9 0
Nick Green 2B 3 1 2 2 0 0 .313 .819 14 9 .002 0.12 .002 .000 0.9 0 3 2B,SF
Scott Kazmir P 0 1
   Seth McClung P 0 0
   Jon Switzer P 0 0
   Lance Carter P 0 0
Team Totals 36 14 15 14 3 3 .417 1.313 146 92 .442 0.19 .444 -.001 9.8 27 8

2B: N Green (5, off B Reames); J Cantu (8, off J Blanton); J Lugo 2 (7, 1 off J Blanton, 1 off B Reames); T Lee (7, off J Blanton). 3B: C Crawford (3, off J Blanton). HR: J Phelps (4, off J Cruz; 8th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF); D Hollins (5, off B Reames; 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF); C Crawford (5, off B Reames; 1st inn, 2 on, 1 out to CF-RF). SF: N Green (1, off J Blanton); A Sanchez (1, off B Reames). HBP: J Cantu (2, by B Reames). TB: C Crawford 7; D Hollins 6; J Phelps 5; J Lugo 4; N Green 3; J Cantu 3; T Lee 2; A Sanchez. GIDP: A Sanchez (3); T Lee (2). RBI: C Crawford 3 (25); N Green 2 (12); A Sanchez 2 (8); J Lugo 2 (23); J Cantu 2 (20); D Hollins (12); T Lee (12); J Phelps (23). 2-out RBI: D Hollins; J Phelps; J Lugo; N Green. Team LOB: 4. With RISP: 8 for 12. Fielding DP: 1. N Green-J Lugo-T Lee. E: N Green (4); J Cantu 2 (6).

Oakland Athletics

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PitchingIPHRERBBSOHRERABFPitStrCtctStSStLGBFBLDUnkGScIRISWPAaLIRE24
Joe Blanton, L (0-5) 0.1 6 8 7 1 0 0 6.55 9 32 21 17 0 4 3 5 2 0 8 -.401 0.85 -6.7
Britt Reames 4.2 7 5 5 2 2 2 9.64 23 82 49 36 3 10 6 12 4 0 2 2 -.040 0.02 -3.7
Justin Duchscherer 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.27 3 5 4 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 0.5
Tim Harikkala 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10.29 3 13 8 4 0 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 .000 0.00 0.5
Juan Cruz 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 8.00 4 14 10 5 3 2 1 2 2 0 0 0 .000 0.00 -0.5
Team Totals 8 15 14 13 3 3 3 14.62 42 146 92 65 6 21 13 22 9 0 8 2 2 -.441 0.15 -9.8

Tampa Bay Devil Rays

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PitchingIPHRERBBSOHRERABFPitStrCtctStSStLGBFBLDUnkGScIRISWPAaLIRE24
Scott Kazmir, W (2-4) 6 7 2 1 2 5 0 4.13 26 112 71 43 10 18 7 12 5 0 55 .058 0.24 1.1
Seth McClung 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 10.80 4 16 7 4 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0.01 0.5
Jon Switzer 1 2 4 3 5 1 0 6.75 11 45 19 16 1 2 1 4 1 0 0 0 -.003 0.01 -4.5
Lance Carter 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.10 3 16 9 8 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 .003 0.04 1.5
Team Totals 9 9 6 4 8 8 0 4.00 44 189 106 71 13 22 10 18 6 0 55 2 0 .058 0.19 -1.3

J Switzer faced 4 batters in the 9th inning. Balks: None. WP: B Reames (1); S Kazmir (2). HBP: B Reames (1; J Cantu). IBB: None. Pickoffs: S Kazmir (2; M Kotsay, 2nd base).

 

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