Sunday, September 21, 2008

Price will make his first start Monday in Baltimore

More great news, Talbot will make his first start Tuesday, also in Baltimore:

"[David] Price will take the rotation turn of right-hander Matt Garza, who tossed Wednesday night's game on shortened rest, and will be followed by James Shields and rookie Mitch Talbot in Tuesday's doubleheader....

The move is two-fold for the Rays, as the club will get to see Price in regular-season action and Garza will be able to get a lengthy recovery. [Manager Joe] Maddon said Garza will get his next start as scheduled, which would be Saturday's game in Detroit.

Although Price has been pitching out of the Rays' bullpen since his callup on Sept. 13, Maddon said he will hold the young lefty to a pretty standard 100-pitch count on Monday night.

Fellow rookie Talbot will also be making his first Major League start in the Rays' second game on Tuesday, as Maddon also liked the way the right-hander has performed against lefty-heavy lineups like the Orioles."

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