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Jake Odorizzi Makes HIs Rays Debut In Afternoon Affair Versus Blue Jays

Posted By Steve Kinsella On May 20, 2013 @ 10:36 AM In Florida News,Insider Main,Legacy,main feature,MLB | No Comments

The Rays continue a stretch of 12 games in a row against AL East opponents fresh off a 3-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles improving their record to a season high 3 games over .500 at 23-20. They take on a Toronto Blue Jays team that had lost their last two games in New York but received a mental health day as their contest Sunday was rained out. Overall the Blue Jays record stands at a disappointing 17-26 and they are in last place in the AL East.

[1]Jake Odorizzi [2] will make his Tampa Bay Rays debut as he looks to fill the giant shoes of injured starter David Price [3]. He was acquired from the Kansas City Royals along with Wil Myers [4], Mike Montgomery [5], and Patrick Leonard [6] in exchange for James Shields [7], Wade Davis [8], and Elliot Johnson [9] in December 2012. While with the Royals last season he made 2 September starts and went 0-2 with a 4.91 ERA.

He last appeared for the Durham Bulls Wednesday against the Rochester Red Wings and went 5.2 innings allowing 6R/ER on 6 hits while striking out 6, walking 2, and allowing 3 home runs and made 99 pitches. Overall with the Bulls he has a 4-0 record with a 3.83 ERA.

The Rays will square off against reigning NL Cy Young [10] Award winner R.A. Dickey [11] who is 3-5 with a 4.83 ERA. It will be the second time the Rays have seen Dickey this season. On May 9th he worked 6 innings allowing 3R/2ER while walking 5 and striking out 5. He was pitted against reigning AL Cy Young award winner David Price but neither was involved in the decision with the Rays winning the game 5-4 on a 10th inning game ending walk issued to Luke Scott [12].

Rays Lineup:

Desmond Jennings [13] (CF), Matt Joyce (LF), Ben Zobrist [14] (2b), Evan Longoria [15] (3b), James Loney [16] (1b), Luke Scott (DH), Sam Fuld [17] (LF), Jose Lobaton [18] (C), Yunel Escobar [19] (SS)

Blue Jays Lineup: 

Melky Cabrera [20] (LF), Jose Bautista [21] (RF), Edwin Encarnacion [22] (1B), Adam Lind [23] (DH), Brett Lawrie [24] (3B), Colby Rasmus [25] (CF), Emilio Bonifacio [26] (2B), Henry Blanco [27] (C), Munenori Kawasaki [28] (SS)

Roster Moves:

We hardly knew you Mr. Beliveau. After the game the Rays sent reliever Jeff Beliveau [29] back to Triple-A Durham and activated Jake Odorizzi.

The Blue Jays have optioned RHP Mickey Storey [30] to Triple-A Buffalo and recalled OF Anthony Gose [31].

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[3] David Price: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/priceda01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[4] Wil Myers: http://www.baseball-reference.com/player_search.cgi?results=,myers-006wil&utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[5] Mike Montgomery: http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=montgo001mic&utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[6] Patrick Leonard: http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=leonar000pat&utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[7] James Shields: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/shielja02.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[8] Wade Davis: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/daviswa01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[9] Elliot Johnson: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/j/johnsel02.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[10] Cy Young: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/y/youngcy01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[11] R.A. Dickey: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/dicker.01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

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

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

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

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

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

[17] Sam Fuld: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/f/fuldsa01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

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

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

[20] Melky Cabrera: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/cabreme01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[21] Jose Bautista: http://www.baseball-reference.com/player_search.cgi?results=bautijo02,bautijo01,bautis005jos&utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[22] Edwin Encarnacion: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/e/encared01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[23] Adam Lind: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/lindad01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[24] Brett Lawrie: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/lawribr01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[25] Colby Rasmus: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/rasmuco01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[26] Emilio Bonifacio: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/bonifem01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[27] Henry Blanco: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/blanche01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[28] Munenori Kawasaki: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/kawasmu01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[29] Jeff Beliveau: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/belivje01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[30] Mickey Storey: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/storemi01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[31] Anthony Gose: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/gosean01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

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