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 said he came out in the first inning and was a little bit uncomfortable but made an adjustment and settled in.

Cesar Ramos gave up three hits and an earned run in one inning of work and Brandon Gomes finished his spring with a perfect inning of work striking out two.

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

Box Score

Tampa Bay Rays (16-6) 4, Baltimore Orioles (13-9) 3
March 27, 2014

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Tampa Bay 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 4 9 0
Baltimore 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 9 1

 

Tampa Bay AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO PO A
Joyce, RF .275 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0
  Guyer, RF .282 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Zobrist, SS .323 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2
DeJesus, LF .357 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Longoria, 3B .277 4 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 2
Loney, 1B .419 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 7 2
  1-Rodriguez, S, PR-2B .233 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Jennings, D, CF .386 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Forsythe, 2B .250 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
  DePew, C 1.000 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Hanigan, C .226 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0
  a-Betemit, PH-1B .269 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0
Escobar, Y, DH .375 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
  b-George, PH-DH .000 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Cobb, P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
  Ramos, C, P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
  Gomes, B, P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Kelly, M, P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Liberatore, P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals .281 32 4 9 3 0 1 4 2 7 27 11
a-Grounded out for Hanigan in the 6th. b-Grounded out for Escobar, Y in the 9th.
1-Ran for Loney in the 6th.
BATTING
2B: Joyce (3, Jimenez, U), Longoria (2, Jimenez, U), Loney (4, Jimenez, U).
HR: Longoria (3, 4th inning off Jimenez, U, 0 on, 1 out).
RBI: Longoria (9), Escobar, Y (5), Loney (14), Betemit (4).
SF: Escobar, Y (off Jimenez, U), Betemit (off Patton).
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 5.BASERUNNING
SB: Forsythe (3).
Baltimore AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO PO A
Markakis, RF .356 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
  Marin, SS .000 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Lough, LF .310 4 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
  Yastrzemski, M, RF .143 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Jones, Ad, CF .171 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
  Davis, G, CF .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Davis, C, 1B .405 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
  Weeks, J, 2B .171 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cruz, N, DH .282 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1-Young, D, PR-DH .298 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
Hardy, SS .282 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2
  Clevenger, C .472 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Wieters, C .313 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
  Schoop, 3B .385 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Flaherty, 3B .294 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2
  Pearce, 1B .275 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0
Lombardozzi, 2B .224 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
  Mummey, LF .500 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
  Jimenez, U, P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
  Webb, P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Meek, P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  O’Day, P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
  Patton, P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals .278 35 3 9 4 0 0 3 1 9 27 15
1-Ran for Cruz, N in the 4th.
BATTING
2B: Lough (2, Cobb), Markakis (6, Ramos, C), Davis, C (3, Ramos, C), Schoop (5, Kelly, M).
RBI: Jones, Ad 2 (3), Schoop (8).
SF: Jones, Ad (off Ramos, C).
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 8.FIELDING
E: Yastrzemski, M (1).
Outfield assists: Yastrzemski, M (DePew at 2nd base).
Tampa Bay ERA IP H R ER BB SO HR BF
Cobb 2.30 4.0 3 1 1 1 2 0 17
Ramos, C (BS, 1) 3.45 1.0 3 1 1 0 1 0 6
Gomes, B 0.00 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3
Kelly, M (BS, 1)(W, 2-0) 1.80 2.0 3 1 1 0 2 0 9
Liberatore (S, 1) 4.26 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3
Totals 3.06 9.0 9 3 3 1 9 0 38
Baltimore ERA IP H R ER BB SO HR BF
Jimenez, U 5.28 5.1 6 3 3 2 4 1 23
Webb 3.12 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Meek 1.00 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3
O’Day 1.29 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
Patton (L, 0-1) 6.75 1.0 2 1 0 0 0 0 4
Totals 3.93 9.0 9 4 3 2 7 1 36
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.
T: 3:04.
Att: 8,239.
Venue: Ed Smith Stadium.
March 27, 2014

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