By Times staff writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published June 9, 2002
TODAY: RAYS VS. PADRES
WHEN/WHERE: 1:15; Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg.
PITCHERS: Padres -- Bobby Jones (3-4, 5.40); Rays -- Paul Wilson (2-4, 3.81).
TV/RADIO: Ch. 10; WFLA-AM 970.
WORTH NOTING: Wilson had four starts against the Padres while with the Mets in 1996 and is 0-4 with a 8.02 ERA. Today will be his first interleague start. He made six interleague relief appearances last season and had a 2.00 ERA in nine innings. ... Jones is 0-2 with a 5.21 ERA in his past three starts and 0-1 with a 11.81 ERA in one career game against the Rays. ... The first 7,500 fans ages 14 and younger receive a glove courtesy of Southwest Airlines.
RAYS TICKETS: Available at Tropicana Field box office, through all Ticketmaster outlets, online at devilrays.com or ticketmaster.com and at the Rays Dugout Store at WestShore Plaza. Beach tickets ($5 for adults, $2 for children and seniors) go on sale two hours before the game.
INFORMATION: Call toll free 1-888-FAN-RAYS.
With the Padres in town for interleague play, the past three starting shortstops for the Tigers were reunited. Alan Trammell, who played in 2,293 games with Detroit from 1977-96, is San Diego's first-base coach. Rays shortstop Chris Gomez took over for Trammell and played in 301 games for the Tigers from 1993-96. Deivi Cruz, the Padres shortstop, came in after Gomez and played in 703 games from 1997-2001.
"You don't see that too often," Trammell said.
RAYS BY THE NUMBERS
VS. EAST: 9-24
VS. CENTRAL: 6-7
VS. WEST: 4-8
VS. NL: 0-1
VS. RH/LH STARTERS: 17-32/2-8
AHEAD AFTER 6/7/8: 12-7/12-6/14-4
BEHIND AFTER 6/7/8: 3-26/3-31/1-32
TIED AFTER 6/7/8: 4-7/4-3/3-4
1-RUN/2-RUN GAMES: 8-9/4-9
EXTRA INNINGS: 3-2
LAST AT-BAT WINS: 7
FROM-BEHIND WINS: 10
FROM-AHEAD LOSSES: 22
HITTING HOMER: 10-21
SCORING FIRST: 12-12
SCORING 4 OR MORE: 14-11
SCORING FEWER THAN 4: 6-28
OUTHITTING OPPONENTS: 12-4
BEING OUTHIT: 1-30
GETTING 10 OR MORE HITS: 12-9
GIVING UP 10 OR MORE HITS: 7-23
TYING/GO-AHEAD RBIs: Vaughn 12; Grieve 9; Winn 8; Cox 7; Gomez 6, Abernathy, Johnson 5; Conti, Flaherty 3; Escalona, Sandberg 2
INFIELD HITS: Winn 13; Abernathy, Gomez 5; Vaughn 4
BUNT HITS: Winn 4
CATCHER'S EFFICIENCY: Flaherty (4-18, .222), Hoover (1-1, 1.000)
OUTFIELD ASSISTS: Winn 7; Grieve 5
HOME DATES: 29
HOME TOTAL: 381,581
HOME AVERAGE: 13,158
2001 AVERAGE: 16,029
LARGEST: 38,142 vs. Tigers, April 2
SMALLEST: 10,130 vs. A's, May 30
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