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Rays Look To Make It Six Straight With Win Saturday

photo: Will Vragovic/Tampa Bay Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays will look to extend their winning streak to six games in a row Saturday afternoon when they welcome in the Toronto Blue Jays for the second of three games this weekend.  Ryan Yarbrough (5-3, 4.34 ERA) will take on Ross Stripling (3-4, 4.06 ERA), with first pitch scheduled for 1:10.

Rays Starting Lineup

Lowe RF

Diaz 3B

Meadows DH

Arozarena LF

Choi 1B

Walls SS

Wendle 2B

Zunino C

Kiermaier CF

 

Blue Jays Starting Lineup

Semien 2B

Bichette SS

Guerrero 1B

Springer DH

Hernandez RF

Grichuk CF

Guerriel LF

Espinal 3B

Jansen C

Rays To Get National Spotlight In August

The August 1 game at Tropicana Field between the Rays and the Boston Red Sox will be getting a national spotlight, as the Rays announced Saturday that the game has been selected by ESPN to be their Sunday Night Baseball game.

The game, which was originally slated to start at 1:10, will now start at 7:08 pm, and air on ESPN and not Bally Sports Sun.  It will be Tampa Bay’s fifth Sunday night broadcast at home all time, and the first Sunday Night Baseball game at Tropicana Field since July 17, 2011, which was also against Boston.

Written By

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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