Friday, March 9, 2012

Rays/Orioles Play Ten Innings But Finish Tied

The Rays and Orioles played neck and neck on Friday afternoon at Charlotte Sports Park but the end result was a 3-3 tie.

The Orioles struck first after Alex Torres worked himself into a jam in the fourth inning. Torres loaded the bases with a hit batter and two walk. He then issued a bases loaded pass to give the Orioles the first run of the game and 1-0 lead.

The Rays matched the run and added another in the home half for the fourth. The Rays loaded the bases and then Matt Mangini singled home Will Rhymes and Jose Molina to take a 2-1 lead.

The Orioles tied the game in the sixth on an RBI single by Xavier Avery.

The Orioles then took the lead in the seventh as Scott Beerer scored on a wild pitch by Marquis Fleming to put the Orioles ahead 3-2.

Brad Coon then went deep for the Rays in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game 3-3.

Neither club could push across another run and the game was called a tie at the conclusion of the tenth inning.

The Rays pitching staff combined for 11 strikeouts on the afternoon. Alex Cobb made the start and pitched 3 shut-out inning before turning the game over to the bullpen.

Notable Performances 

  • Alex Cobb pitched 3 scoreless innings with 2 strikeouts. 
  • Brad Coon had a solo home run. 
  • Hak-Ju Lee was 2 for 4. 
  • Matt Mangini had 2 RBI's.  
  • Ryan Reid struck out 3 in 2 scoreless innings. 
  • Wilking Rodriguez pitched a no-hit inning with 2 strikeouts.

A Look Ahead:
The Rays travel to JetBlue Park on Saturday to face the Boston Red Sox. Wade Davis will make the start for the Rays followed by Burke Badenhop, Josh Lueke, Albert Suarez, Romulo Sanchez and Dane De La Rosa. The game will air live on MLB Network with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 ET.


  1. Have the pitchers for Monday and Tuesday been announced yet? I might be going to one of those games, and just wanted to know who might be pitching.

  2. Monday, March 12th vs. Minnesota:

    RH James Shields (start), RH Kyle Farnsworth, LH Jake McGee, LH Cesar Ramos, RH Matt Bush, RH Matt Torra

    Don't know Tuesday yet.

  3. Tuesday's pitchers will come out tomorrow when the game notes are released. I am also looking forward to seeing who will be pitching that game also. I am planning on going to first half of the game.

  4. They announced tonight that Price will pitch on Tuesday.

  5. Some minor league ST pictures from the week posted:

    Including Bortnick & Glaseman AB in Rays' game vs Detroit

  6. Tuesday's pitching squad was not in today's game notes however during the play-by-play on the radio of today's game, they indicated that David Price and Matt Moore are both scheduled to pitch on Tuesday against the Orioles.

  7. Here are the pitchers for Tuesday's game in Sarasota: David Price (start), Matt Moore, Burke Badenhop, Wilking Rodriguez, Albert Suarez, Ryan Reid