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Patino Looks To Give Rays Fourth Straight Win

photo: Tampa Bay Rays

After finishing off a three-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles with Sunday’s 8-0 shutout, the Tampa Bay Rays will look for their first 4-0 start to begin a season with a victory over the Oakland Athletics.  Right-handler Luis Patino (5-3, 4.31 ERA in 2021) will get the start, taking on Paul Blackburn (1-4, 5.87 ERA in 2021).  First pitch is scheduled for 6:40.

Rays Starting Lineup

B. Lowe DH

Franco SS

Diaz 3B

Choi 1B

J. Lowe LF

Mejia C

Kiermaier CF

Walls 2B

Phillips RF

 

Athletics Starting Lineup

Kemp 2B

Andrus SS

McKinney 1B

Murphy C

Brown RF

Pinder LF

Vogt DH

Neuse 3B

Pache CF

Thompson Called Up As Yarbrough Heads To IL

The Rays officially placed left-handler Ryan Yarbrough on the 10-day injured list with a minor groin injury.

To take his spot on the active roster, reliever Ryan Thompson was recalled from Triple-A Durham, and right-hander Tommy Romero was placed on the team’s taxi squad, and he is expected to be recalled Tuesday to start the second game of the series in Yarbrough’s place.

Thompson appeared in 36 games for the Rays in 2021, posting a 3-2 record and a 2.38 earned run average before undergoing thoracic outlet surgery.

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Steve Carney is the founder and publisher of St. Pete Nine. One of the people most associated with baseball coverage in Tampa Bay, he spent 13 seasons covering the Rays for flagship radio station WDAE, first as producer of Rays Radio broadcasts, then as beat reporter beginning in 2011. He likes new analytics and aged bourbon, and is the owner of one of the ugliest knuckleballs ever witnessed by baseball scouts.

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