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RaysREPORT

Did you know?

By EDUARDO A. ENCINA
Published May 22, 2007


Did you know?

Rays closer Al Reyes owns a 24-to-5 strikeout-to-walk ratio this season, nearly five strikeouts for every walk.

Number of the day

.389 Rays 1B Carlos Pena's batting average in May (21-for-54). He also leads the team with nine homers.

Did you know, Part 2

After being swept last series against Florida, the Rays are 11-12 at home (including the series sweep in Orlando), tied for the third worst home record in the AL.

Tonight: Rays vs. Mariners

When/where: 7:10; Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg

TV/radio: Ch. 66; 1250-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

Probable pitchers: Rays - LHP Scott Kazmir (2-2, 3.83); Mariners - LHP Jarrod Washburn (3-4, 3.35)

Rays tickets: $8-210. Available at Tropicana Field box office; all Ticketmaster outlets and at devilrays.com

Watch for ...

Long lasting: In his last start, Scott Kazmir struck out nine but left after four innings because he had thrown 109 pitches. He said he felt as confident in his pitches in his last start as he has all season, but he has to avoid the long inning.

Wash-out: Seattle starter Jarrod Washburn has dominated the Rays. With a career 9-2 record and a 2.61 ERA in 31 starts, he has beaten Tampa Bay more than any other team.

On deck

Wednesday: Mariners, 7:10, FSN. Rays - Casey Fossum (3-3, 7.80); Mariners - Miguel Batista (3-4, 6.15)

Thursday: Mariners, 3:10, No TV. Rays - Jae Seo (2-4, 7.80); Mariners - Horacio Ramirez (3-2, 6.40)

Friday: at White Sox, 8:10, Ch. 66. Rays - James Shields (3-0, 2.94); White Sox - Javier Vazquez (2-2, 4.21)

 

By the numbers

Home 11-12

Road 7-13

vs. East 6-10

vs. Central 5-5

vs. West 7-7

vs. NL 0-3

vs. RHP 12-20

vs. LHP 6-5