- - http://www.sportstalkflorida.com -

Rays Pitchers Prepare Arms And Bats Against Rockies

Posted By Steve Kinsella On May 3, 2013 @ 10:30 AM In Insider Main,Legacy,main feature,MLB,watch now | No Comments

The Rays head into Coors Field to take on the Colorado Rockies for a 3-game series. The Rays will send Matt Moore [1] (5-0, 1.13 ERA) up against Jeff Francis [2] (1-2, 7.29 ERA) on Friday evening at 8:40, David Price [3] (1-2, 5.21 ERA) vs Jon Garland [4] (2-2, 4.64 ERA) on Saturday evening at 8:10, and Alex Cobb [5] (3-2, 2.55 ERA) vs Tyler Chatwood [6] (1-0, 3.00 ERA) on Sunday afternoon at 4:10.

The Rays pitchers will face a Rockies lineup that would be formidable if they played in the American League. The lineup most likely to be utilized by Rockies manager Walt Weiss [7] includes  Eric Young [8] Jr. (RF), Dexter Fowler [9] (CF), Carlos Gonzalez [10] (LF), Troy Tulowitzki [11] (SS), Michael Cuddyer [12] (1B), Wilin Rosario [13] (C), Nolan Arenado [14] (3B), and Josh Rutledge [15] (2B). Six members of the Rockies have an on-base plus slugging percentage (OPS) of greater then .800 and the NL average is only .704.

Rk Pos PA HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
1 C Wilin Rosario [16] 88 7 19 3 3 22 .329 .352 .612 .964
2 1B Jordan Pacheco [17] 64 0 6 0 4 8 .339 .391 .390 .780
3 2B Josh Rutledge [18] 111 3 9 5 10 16 .235 .303 .357 .660
4 SS Troy Tulowitzki [19] 99 6 24 0 13 13 .317 .404 .610 1.014
6 LF Carlos Gonzalez [20]* 118 5 15 4 16 22 .317 .407 .574 .981
7 CF Dexter Fowler [21]# 117 8 15 4 15 26 .303 .410 .606 1.016
8 RF Michael Cuddyer [22] 112 5 20 2 11 18 .320 .384 .570 .954
Rk Pos PA HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
9 UT Eric Young [23]# 80 0 4 2 4 11 .303 .338 .474 .811
10 1B Todd Helton [24]* 45 1 10 0 4 6 .268 .333 .415 .748
11 UT Reid Brignac [25]* 41 0 3 0 3 9 .250 .308 .306 .613
12 UT Yorvit Torrealba [26] 37 0 5 0 7 4 .286 .444 .321 .766
13 IF Jonathan Herrera [27]# 35 0 3 0 1 5 .265 .286 .353 .639
14 3B Nolan Arenado [28] 19 1 2 0 2 1 .235 .316 .412 .728
15 CI Ryan Wheeler [29]* 9 0 0 0 0 3 .111 .111 .222 .333
Team Totals 1112 36 143 20 100 205 .284 .352 .465 .817
Rank in 15 NL teams 2 3 2 11 1 1 1 1
Non-Pitcher Totals 1046 36 139 20 97 183 .292 .360 .483 .844
Pitcher Totals 66 0 4 0 3 22 .148 .203 .148 .352
Rk Pos PA HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com [30]: View Original Table [31]
Generated 5/3/2013.

 

This weekend also begins the Inter-League portion of the Rays 2013 schedule. Last year the Rays went 9-9 against their National League opponents and since 2008 they have an Inter-League record 53-37.

Inter-league play means that Rays pitchers will have to take their turn in the batters box which is something that excites about  David Price [3]. Price routinely boasts about his power output during batting practice home run derby contests held among the pitchers and is eager to join fellow Rays pitcher Esteban Yan [32] as the only Rays pitchers ever to hit a home run (June 4, 2000).  If Price were to homer he has his home run trot all choreographed (video courtesy Cork Gaines of Rays Index [33]):

 

Of the trio of starting pitchers going for the Rays this weekend David Price [3] has 20 plate appearances and is hitting .111 (2 for 18) with 2 walks and has struck out 9 times. Matt Moore [1] has 5 plate appearances and is still searching for his first big league hit but has registered a walk. Sunday afternoon will mark Alex Cobb [5]‘s first ever plate appearance in the major leagues. On the other end of the spectrum, the Rays pitcher with the most plate appearances is reliever Jamey Wright [34] who over an 18 year big league career has 501 plate appearances and hit .146 (26 for 438) including a home run.

 

 

Rays Pitchers Prepare Arms And Bats Against Rockies by

Article printed from : http://www.sportstalkflorida.com

URL to article: http://www.sportstalkflorida.com/rays-pitchers-prepare-arms-and-bats-against-rockies/

URLs in this post:

[1] Matt Moore: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/moorema02.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[2] Jeff Francis: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/f/francje01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[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] Jon Garland: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/garlajo01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[5] Alex Cobb: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/cobbal01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[6] Tyler Chatwood: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/chatwty01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[7] Walt Weiss: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/weisswa01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[8] Eric Young: http://www.baseball-reference.com/player_search.cgi?results=younger01,younger03&utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[9] Dexter Fowler: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/f/fowlede01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[10] Carlos Gonzalez: http://www.baseball-reference.com/player_search.cgi?results=gonzaca01,gonzal014car,gonzal015car&utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[11] Troy Tulowitzki: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/t/tulowtr01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[12] Michael Cuddyer: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/cuddymi01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[13] Wilin Rosario: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/rosarwi01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[14] Nolan Arenado: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/a/arenano01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[15] Josh Rutledge: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/rutlejo01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[16] Wilin Rosario: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/rosarwi01.shtml?utm_source=direct&utm_medium=Share&utm_campaign=ShareTool

[17] Jordan Pacheco: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/pachejo01.shtml?utm_source=direct&utm_medium=Share&utm_campaign=ShareTool

[18] Josh Rutledge: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/rutlejo01.shtml?utm_source=direct&utm_medium=Share&utm_campaign=ShareTool

[19] Troy Tulowitzki: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/t/tulowtr01.shtml?utm_source=direct&utm_medium=Share&utm_campaign=ShareTool

[20] Carlos Gonzalez: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/gonzaca01.shtml?utm_source=direct&utm_medium=Share&utm_campaign=ShareTool

[21] Dexter Fowler: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/f/fowlede01.shtml?utm_source=direct&utm_medium=Share&utm_campaign=ShareTool

[22] Michael Cuddyer: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/cuddymi01.shtml?utm_source=direct&utm_medium=Share&utm_campaign=ShareTool

[23] Eric Young: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/y/younger03.shtml?utm_source=direct&utm_medium=Share&utm_campaign=ShareTool

[24] Todd Helton: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/heltoto01.shtml?utm_source=direct&utm_medium=Share&utm_campaign=ShareTool

[25] Reid Brignac: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/brignre01.shtml?utm_source=direct&utm_medium=Share&utm_campaign=ShareTool

[26] Yorvit Torrealba: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/t/torreyo01.shtml?utm_source=direct&utm_medium=Share&utm_campaign=ShareTool

[27] Jonathan Herrera: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/herrejo03.shtml?utm_source=direct&utm_medium=Share&utm_campaign=ShareTool

[28] Nolan Arenado: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/a/arenano01.shtml?utm_source=direct&utm_medium=Share&utm_campaign=ShareTool

[29] Ryan Wheeler: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/wheelry01.shtml?utm_source=direct&utm_medium=Share&utm_campaign=ShareTool

[30] Baseball-Reference.com: http://www.sports-reference.com/sharing.shtml?utm_source=direct&utm_medium=Share&utm_campaign=ShareTool

[31] View Original Table: http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/COL/2013.shtml?sr&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=Share&utm_campaign=ShareTool#team_batting

[32] Esteban Yan: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/y/yanes01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[33] Rays Index: http://www.raysindex.com/

[34] Jamey Wright: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/wrighja01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

Copyright © 2011 ESPN Florida. All rights reserved.