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Rays Look To Win Series Over Giants, Lineups

Posted By Steve Kinsella On August 4, 2013 @ 12:15 PM In Florida News,Insider Main,Legacy,main feature,MLB | No Comments

With their 2-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants (49-60) the Tampa Bay Rays (65-45) have put themselves into a position to win the 3-game series. The Rays last lost a series on June 18th and 19th against the Boston Red Sox – they are 10-0-2 in series since then.

[1]The Rays will send Roberto Hernandez [2] (6-11, 4.71 ERA) to the mound against the Giants Guillermo Moscoso [3] (0-0-, 6.75). Today will mark the 21st start of the year at home where he is 5-4 with a 3.87 ERA (70.1 IP/31 ER). He is coming off a sparkling complete game 5-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks where he within 1-out of the complete game shutout before yielding a 2-run home run to Eric Chavez [4].

Hernandez is making his 4th interleague start of the season and in his previous 3 outings has a record of 3-0 with a 1.52 ERA (4ER/23.2 IP) and has held the opposition to a .160 batting average (13 for 81).

The Giants Guillermo Moscoso [3] will be making his first start of the season taking the place of Barry Zito [5] who has been moved to the bullpen. The Giants acquired him from the Chicago Cubs on July 26th where he had spent the entire season in Triple-A Iowa going 7-5 withh a 3.93 ERA in 17 starts. He ranked second in the Pacific Coast League with 9.0 K’s per 9 innings pitched.  He will be making his 3rd start against the Rays and has gone 0-1 with an 8.38 ERA (9ER, 9.2 IP) in his previous two starts.

Today’s Lineup:

Rays Lineup: Ben Zobrist [6] (2b), Luke Scott [7] (DH), Evan Longoria [8] (3b), Wil Myers [9] (RF), James Loney [10] (1b), Yunel Escobar [11] (SS), Matt Joyce [12] (LF), Jose Molina [13] (C), Sam Fuld [14] (CF)

Giants Lineup:  Gregor Blanco [15] (CF), Marco Scutaro [16] (SS), Pablo Sandoval [17] (3b), Buster Posey [18] (C), Brandon Belt [19] (1b), Hunter Pence [20] (RF),  Roger Kieschnick [21] (LF), Brandon Crawford [22] (SS), Guillermo Quiroz [23] (C),

 

 

 


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[2] Roberto Hernandez: http://www.baseball-reference.com/player_search.cgi?results=hernaro01,carmofa01&utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[3] Guillermo Moscoso: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/moscogu01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[4] Eric Chavez: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/chaveer01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[5] Barry Zito: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/z/zitoba01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

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

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

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

[9] Wil Myers: http://www.baseball-reference.com/player_search.cgi?results=,myerswi01&utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

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

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

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

[13] Jose Molina: http://www.baseball-reference.com/player_search.cgi?results=molinjo01,molina002alb&utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

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

[15] Gregor Blanco: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/blancgr01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[16] Marco Scutaro: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/scutama01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[17] Pablo Sandoval: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/sandopa01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[18] Buster Posey: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/poseybu01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[19] Brandon Belt: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/beltbr01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[20] Hunter Pence: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/pencehu01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[21] Roger Kieschnick: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/kiescro01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[22] Brandon Crawford: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/crawfbr01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[23] Guillermo Quiroz: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/q/quirogu01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

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