Cobb Final Tuneup Complete, Rays Defeat Orioles 4-3
Alex Cobb Makes Final Spring Appearance, Ready For Season
Alex Cobb made his final appearance of the spring delivering four innings of solid work allowing just one earned run on three hits with two strikeouts and one walk as the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Baltimore Orioles 4-3.
Before the game Joe Maddon announced that Cobb, Matt Moore, Chris Archer, and Jake Odorizzi will follow David Price in the rotation so Cobb's next outing will be Tuesday evening against the Toronto Blue Jays at Tropicana Field.
After the game Cobb saidhe came out in the first inning and was a little bit uncomfortable but made an adjustment and settled in.
For the spring Gomes worked in 9 games and held the opposition scoreless covering 11 innings allowing just two hits striking out 14 and walking three.
Merrill Kelley who is expected to replace the suspended Alex Colome's spot in the Durham Bulls rotation came in and allowed a run on three hits in two innings of work.Adam Liberatore came in to work a scoreless ninth inning.
The Rays offense was led by Evan Longoria, Matt Joyce, and Desmond Jennings who each had a pair of hits. Longoria blasted a solo home run which was his third of the spring and Joyce added a pair of hits (including a bunt hit against the shift) and a walk out of the leadoff spot
Tampa Bay Rays (16-6) 4, Baltimore Orioles (13-9) 3
March 27, 2014
|Team ER:off Tampa Bay 3, off Baltimore 3.
BB: off Cobb (Flaherty), off Jimenez, U 2 (Zobrist, Joyce).
SO: by Cobb 2 (Hardy, Flaherty), Ramos, C (Young, D), Gomes, B 2 (Hardy, Flaherty), Kelly, M 2 (Young, D, Pearce), Liberatore 2 (Mummey, Yastrzemski, M), by Jimenez, U 4 (Longoria, Hanigan, Escobar, Y, Hanigan), Meek 2 (Joyce, Zobrist), O'Day (Longoria).
WP: Kelly, M, Jimenez, U.
HB: Cruz, N (by Cobb).
Umpires: HP: Jon Byrne. 1B: Tim Timmons. 2B: Ramon De Jesus. 3B: Jonathan Bailey.
Official Scorer: Travis Larner.
Weather: 66 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, In from CF.
Venue: Ed Smith Stadium.
March 27, 2014
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