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Royals vs. Rays

'my people we don't know defeat we crush the strong and
percolate the weak daily (everyday) we make our moves to
improve our groove because we love to rule where we
lay yo!..(Yo!) work and play we started at the bottom and
now we're leading the way and yea!..(yea!) i'm havin a fit kickin it
at the top because i'm too legit to quit...sang!..."- MC Hammer "Too Legit to Quit"  

 The Rays welcome a bottom-dwelling Kansas City Royals team who sport a 8-13 record and share of last place in the AL Central. The Royals limp into the Trop after losing two of three to the Seattle Mariners. The Rays look to build on a Rays record 16 April wins and start a new record in for wins in May.

In Search of Four-Play

Both Matt Garza and David Price try to go for their forth win of season. We take a look at other (Devil) Rays pitchers through out the years who were the first to win four. 

1998: Rolando Arroyo (4-2) , May 6th

1999: Bobby Witt (4-4), June 27th

2000: Albie Lopez (4-4), June 19th

2001: Tanyon Sturtz (4-7), July 12th

2002: Ryan Rupe (4-5), May 22nd

2003: Seth Mcclung (4-1), May 16th

2004: Victor Zambrano (4-5),  May 25

2005: Danys Baez (4-0), May 13th

2006: Scott Kazmir (4-2), May 5th

2007:James Shields (4-0), May 30th

2008: Andy Sonnastine (4-1),  April 30th

2009: Scott Kazmir (4-3), May 9th

 Probable Pitchers

Thu, Apr 29 Kansas City 7:10 PM Garza (3-1) Hochevar (2-0)
Fri, Apr 30 Kansas City 7:10 PM Niemann (1-0) Bannister (1-1)
Sat, May 1 Kansas City 6:10 PM Price (3-1) Davies (2-1)
Sun, May 2 Kansas City 1:40 PM Davis (2-1) Greinke (0-2)

All-Time Series: 56-42 

Blast from the Past

Today we take a look at August 8,2003. Back when George W. Bush was the President and the Buccaneers still mattered on a national scale. On this day the D-Rays topped the Royals in a shutout mastered by Geremi Gonzalez.

 

Friday, August 8, 2003 7:15PM, Tropicana Field
Attendance: 9,381, Time of Game: 2:32

Royals 0 60-54  Lost 4  2nd, ½ GB Tony Pena
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  4  1
Devil Rays      2  0  0   0  0  1   0  1  X    4  9  1
W: Geremi Gonzalez (5-5), L: Kevin Appier (7-8)
Devil Rays 4 45-69  Won 2  5th, 25½ GB Lou Piniella

Kansas City Royals

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BattingABRHRBIBBSOBAOPSPitStrWPAaLIWPA+WPA-RE24POA
Aaron Guiel RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .273 .871 18 10 -.064 0.86 .014 -.078 -0.6 1 0
Joe Randa 3B 2 0 1 0 1 0 .255 .724 17 8 .100 0.78 .100 .000 0.9 1 3 2B
   Julius Matos 3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 .286 .714 4 3 -.014 0.56 .000 -.014 -0.2 1 0
Carlos Beltran CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .289 .865 18 11 -.129 1.22 .000 -.129 -1.2 2 1
Raul Ibanez LF 3 0 1 0 1 1 .297 .817 15 9 .004 1.00 .062 -.058 -0.2 1 0 CS
Mike Sweeney DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 .320 .971 19 11 -.114 1.29 .010 -.123 -0.8 0 0
Desi Relaford 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .279 .754 11 8 -.085 0.84 .000 -.085 -1.0 3 1
Ken Harvey 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 .258 .705 15 6 -.016 0.57 .027 -.044 -0.3 9 0
Angel Berroa SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 .296 .830 8 5 -.075 1.00 .000 -.075 -0.7 2 4
Brent Mayne C 3 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .663 15 7 -.051 0.63 .000 -.051 -0.5 4 1
Kevin Appier P 0 0
   D. J. Carrasco P 0 1
   Graeme Lloyd P 0 0
   Al Levine P 0 1
Team Totals 31 0 4 0 3 5 .129 .367 140 78 -.444 0.90 .213 -.657 -4.7 24 12

2B: J Randa (18, off G Gonzalez). TB: J Randa 2; M Sweeney; A Guiel; R Ibanez. Team LOB: 7. With RISP: 0 for 3. Fielding DP: 2. C Beltran-D Relaford; A Berroa-D Relaford-K Harvey. E: K Harvey (8). Outfield Assists: C Beltran (R Baldelli at 1st base). Baserunning CS: R Ibanez (2, 2nd base by G Gonzalez/T Hall).

Tampa Bay Devil Rays

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BattingABRHRBIBBSOBAOPSPitStrWPAaLIWPA+WPA-RE24POA
Carl Crawford LF 5 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .641 18 11 -.056 0.60 .000 -.056 -1.5 2 0
Antonio Perez 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 .283 .757 15 10 -.045 0.65 .024 -.069 -1.0 0 2
Aubrey Huff RF 3 1 1 1 1 0 .299 .877 14 6 .101 0.79 .137 -.037 1.0 3 0 2B,IW
   Jared Sandberg 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .219 .716 .000 0.00 .000 .000 0.0 0 0
Rocco Baldelli CF 4 0 1 1 0 2 .296 .768 21 15 .007 0.69 .048 -.040 -0.3 5 0
Travis Lee 1B 2 2 1 0 2 0 .287 .837 11 3 -.001 0.44 .035 -.036 0.4 9 0
Damian Rolls 3B-RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 .271 .720 11 8 -.020 0.57 .019 -.040 -0.5 0 2 HBP
Marlon Anderson DH 4 0 2 1 0 1 .265 .692 15 8 .052 0.57 .080 -.028 1.8 0 0 2B
Toby Hall C 4 0 2 0 0 0 .266 .698 10 9 -.021 0.48 .031 -.052 -1.5 6 1 GDP
Julio Lugo SS 2 0 1 1 1 0 .268 .698 9 4 .039 0.49 .055 -.017 1.7 2 2 SH
Geremi Gonzalez P 0 0
   Jesus Colome P 0 1
Team Totals 31 4 9 4 4 4 .290 .744 124 74 .056 0.59 .429 -.375 -0.1 27 8

2B: A Huff (39, off K Appier); M Anderson (19, off G Lloyd). SH: J Lugo (3, off K Appier). IBB: A Huff (12, by D Carrasco). HBP: D Rolls (2, by D Carrasco). TB: M Anderson 3; A Huff 2; T Hall 2; J Lugo; R Baldelli; A Perez; T Lee. GIDP: T Hall (11). RBI: J Lugo (35); R Baldelli (58); A Huff (60); M Anderson (51). 2-out RBI: J Lugo. Team LOB: 9. With RISP: 3 for 11. Fielding DP: 1. T Hall-J Lugo. E: J Lugo (15).

Kansas City Royals

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PitchingIPHRERBBSOHRERABFPitStrCtctStSStLGBFBLDUnkGScIRISWPAaLIRE24
Kevin Appier, L (7-8) 5 5 2 2 1 2 0 5.53 21 81 51 32 5 14 8 10 3 0 50 -.008 0.74 0.6
D. J. Carrasco 2 1 1 1 3 2 0 3.81 10 34 16 7 4 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 -.035 0.49 0.0
Graeme Lloyd 0.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 4.30 3 5 4 3 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 -.011 0.14 -0.9
Al Levine 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.82 3 4 3 3 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 1 -.002 0.25 0.4
Team Totals 8 9 4 4 4 4 0 4.50 37 124 74 45 9 20 15 13 5 0 50 2 1 -.056 0.90 0.1

Tampa Bay Devil Rays

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PitchingIPHRERBBSOHRERABFPitStrCtctStSStLGBFBLDUnkGScIRISWPAaLIRE24
Geremi Gonzalez, W (5-5) 8 3 0 0 3 4 0 3.46 30 122 66 35 6 25 7 16 6 0 77 .429 0.98 4.1
Jesus Colome 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.31 4 18 12 5 4 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 .015 0.29 0.5
Team Totals 9 4 0 0 3 5 0 0.00 34 140 78 40 10 28 8 18 7 0 77 0 0 .444 0.59 4.7

Balks: None. WP: K Appier (5). HBP: D Carrasco (5; D Rolls). IBB: D Carrasco (4; A Huff). Pickoffs: None.

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