The Tampa Bay Rays play their next 12 games against division opponents; a huge opportunity to show everyone they are serious players in the AL East. There is a good chance the division standings will look very different when they finish their tour. Today the Rays face starter Joe Kelly in Boston, who they have successfully hit to the tune of .362/.412/.468 in two career games.
This unfortunate random tweeter is going to lose some money on today's game:
#TopPick for Tues4/19#RedSox to #Win vs #Rays#VegasOdds @RedSox -110#Wager 110 to Win 100#Kelly pitching @fenwaypark #WorthWatching— Ronald Heron (@ronaldheron) April 19, 2016
With Thursday's start still TBA, is it possible Archer requested to match up with Price? Interesting...
PItching matchups for the #Rays - #RedSox series that starts Tuesday: pic.twitter.com/I5xZRYJ4Vz— Red Sox RemDogs™ (@RedSoxRemDogs) April 19, 2016
Command issues across the board with many Rays starting pitching prospects yesterday, including:
SuncoastSports- STONE CRABS: Hunter Wood can’t find command in loss to Tampa: By Josh Vitale, SunCoast S... https://t.co/P0EcdUH9gB #Rays— Steve Kinsella (@Steve_Kinsella1) April 19, 2016
Obligatory attendance talk:
After 10 home games #Rays are up 4,791 fan in attendance. Not too shabby for a team that has been very hard to watch & 2 #Bolts playoffs— EMU (@thunderemu) April 19, 2016
- Bill Chastain answers and few questions from his inbox.
- The Rays play the Red Sox for their next three games, who lost in pretty epic fashion to the Blue Jays yesterday.
- Even though Brad Boxberger's fastball averaged 93.5 mph last year, its perceived velocity was only 91.5 mph.
- Michael Beller of Sports Illustrated has Drew Smyly as his 2016 breakout candidate.
- Emily Austen talks about the Rays building confidence from their series win vs the Chicago White Sox.
- New stadium in Oldsmar? Doubtful.