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Hellickson & Rays Look To Rebound In Baltimore

Posted By Steve Kinsella On May 17, 2013 @ 3:57 PM In Florida News,Insider Main,Legacy,main feature,MLB | No Comments

[1]After a heartbreaking loss to the Boston Red Sox last night the Rays (20-20) travel to Baltimore (23-17) to take on the Orioles in a weekend series. The O’s are in 2nd place 1.5 games behind the New York Yankees and 3 games in front of the Rays.  This will be the third meeting between the clubs this season and second in Baltimore with the Orioles owning a 4-2 edge.

The Rays will send Jeremy Hellickson [2] (1-2, 5.25 ERA) to the mound to take on former Rays pitcher Jason Hammel [3] (5-1, 4.93 ERA).

In his previous three starts  Hellickson has failed to hold big leads. On May 1st against the Kansas City Royals he was handed a 5-0 lead after 3 innings but his night was over early as he departed with the Rays up only 5-4 after 5 innings in a game that the Rays eventually lost 9-8. On May 6th he was spotted to a 7-0 lead after 3 but once again had to exit after 5-innings with the Rays holding a 7-3 lead which they eventually lost 8-7.  In his last start on May 11th he was spotted a 6-2 and went deeper into the game but was unable to work out of a jam yielding a grand slam to pinch hitter Jesus Guzman [4] which knotted the score at 6-6 in a game the Rays eventually won 8-7 on Evan Longoria [5]‘s walk-off home run.

The Rays Lineup: Desmond Jennings [6] (CF), Matthew Joyce [7] (RF), Ben Zobrist [8] (2b), Evan Longoria [5] (3b), James Loney [9] (1b), Luke Scott [10] (DH), Kelly Johnson [11] (LF), Jose Lobaton [12] (C), Yunel Escobar [13] (SS)

The Orioles Lineup: Nate McLouth [14] (DH), Manny Machado [15] (3b), Nick Markakis [16] (RF), Adam Jones [17] (CF), Matt Wieters [18] (C), J.J. Hardy [19] (SS), Chris Dickerson [20] (LF),  Yamaico Navarro [21] (2b)

 


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[2] Jeremy Hellickson: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hellije01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[3] Jason Hammel: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hammeja01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[4] Jesus Guzman: http://www.baseball-reference.com/player_search.cgi?results=guzmaje01,guzman004jes&utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[5] Evan Longoria: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/longoev01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[6] Desmond Jennings: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/j/jennide01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[7] Matthew Joyce: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/j/joycema01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[8] Ben Zobrist: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/z/zobribe01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[9] James Loney: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/loneyja01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[10] Luke Scott: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/scottlu01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[11] Kelly Johnson: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/j/johnske05.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[12] Jose Lobaton: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/lobatjo01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[13] Yunel Escobar: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/e/escobyu01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[14] Nate McLouth: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/mclouna01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[15] Manny Machado: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/machama01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[16] Nick Markakis: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/markani01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[17] Adam Jones: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/j/jonesad01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[18] Matt Wieters: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/wietema01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[19] J.J. Hardy: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hardyjj01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[20] Chris Dickerson: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/dickech01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[21] Yamaico Navarro: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/n/navarya01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

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