After last night's 8-2 victory over the Rangers, and a couple of roster moves, the Rays will take on the Rangers tonight at 6:10. Part of last night's whirlwind moves included the promotions of Matt Andriese and Andrew Bellatti (who is now the youngest player on the team), Drew Smyly being placed on the DL, and Jake Elmore being optioned to Durham.
Jake Odorizzi was originally planned to start tonight, but he has been scratched due to illness, so the Rays called up Andriese, whom they preemptively scratched from Thursday's start with the Bulls for just an occasion as this. If Odorizzi isn't well enough to pitch by tomorrow, then Bellatti may fill in as the spot starter, as he has been converted back into a starter this year with Durham.
#Rangers lineup: Choo, rf; Andrus, ss; Fielder, dh; Beltre, 3b; Blanks, 1b; Peguero, lf; Martin, cf; Chirinos, c; Rosales, 2b.— Jeff Wilson (@JeffWilson_FWST) May 9, 2015
#Rays lineup: Guyer CF, Souza RF, Longoria DH, Forsythe 3B, Butler LF, Loney 1B, Cabrera SS, Beckham 2B, Rivera C - RHP Andriese— Neil Solondz (@neilsolondz) May 9, 2015
Guyer gets to leadoff, Longoria still not playing the field with Forsythe playing 3B and hitting clean up, Butler gets the start in left, and Beckham gets the start at 2B
Detwiler Scouting Report
Facing the Rays and Andriese will be Ross Detwiler. Detwiler throws four pitches, a fastball (32%) and sinker (41%) in the low 90's, a change-up (12%) in the mid 80's, and a curve (15%) in the high 70's.
Detwiler keeps his fastball high and tight to righties while using it sporadically against lefties. With his sinker, he keeps it down and away to righties, while using it anywhere on the inner half to lefties. Detwiler tries to backdoor lefties with his curve, while he sweeps it across the zone righties. He had yet to throw a change-up to a lefty this year, and with righties he'll throw it anywhere but inside.
Other Rays News:
- Last night, David DeJesus and Brandon Guyer both homered from the same spot in the lineup. They're the first duo to do it this season and only Rays to do it since Johnny Gomes and Carl Crawford in 2007, of which I have video; here and here
Last night was 2nd time in #Rays history 2 players hit HR from same spot in lineup in same game (also, Gomes & Crawford, 6-hole on 7/30/07).— Nick Kappel (@NickKappel) May 9, 2015
- It may only be May, but Chris Archer has named a couple of candidates for the Rookie of the Year
Sleeper AL ROY candidates: -@AlexanderColome -@NathanKarns— Chris Archer (@ChrisArcher42) May 9, 2015
- Souza was putting on a show earlier
An example of #Rays Souza's power: hitting balls into the LF seats and over CF wall off a tee that's at home plate.— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) May 9, 2015
Now #Rays Souza puts one 2/3 way up into RF seats off the tee— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) May 9, 2015