Filed under: GDT: The later innings are more important, anyway. By Ian Malinowski@dog_whelk Aug 12, 2014, 8:41pm EDT Share this story Share this on Facebook Share this on Twitter Share All sharing options Share All sharing options for: GDT: The later innings are more important, anyway. Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email This man never pitches in the first inning. Brian Blanco Leverage at the beginning of a game is always 1, and that's boring. Who cares about the beginnings of games? More From DRaysBay Rays set 26-man roster: Outfielders round out the Tampa Bay bench James Shields to retire as a Ray on Opening Day, throw first pitch Countdown to Opening Day: THREE Rays minor leaguers likely to impact the major league team Countdown to Opening Day: FOUR Rays can’t-miss prospects who missed Countdown to Opening Day: FIVE Rays relievers who gave you a sense of relief Opening Day Countdown: Who are your SIX favorite Rays players of all time?