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Maddon tweaks rotation for Orioles series

Posted Sep 21, 2008 by Tribune Sports

Updated Sep 21, 2008 at 01:23 PM

Rays manager Joe Maddon has made his decision on which call-up, David Price or Mitch Talbot, will get a start this week at Baltimore.

Both.

Lefty Price, USA Today’s Minor League Player of the Year, will make his first major league start Monday night. Righthaner Talbot will start the second game of Tuesday’s doubleheader against the Orioles. Maddon said he liked the way both of them match up against the Orioles’ lineup.

Matt Garza, originally scheduled to pitch Monday, will skip a turn in the rotation - a move that comes because he pitched on three days’ rest his last time out. His next outing will be Saturday at Detroit.

Reader Comments

Por (Jim) on September 21, 2008 (Suggest removal)

Talbot???????????????????????????????? On 3 days rest or not,Garza hasn’t pitched since LAST Wednesday. Does he have arm fatigue?

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Por (Mark) on September 22, 2008 (Suggest removal)

I agree with Jim, Talbot really? are
we preparing for the wildcard and giving up on the winning the division?
I was at the Trop today and it seemed like some of the players were going
thru the motions and most of the fans were just happy to be there. The only change I would make in the pitching and it is radical, but I would try using Jackson as the closer. GO RAYS!

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Por (Rich Foster) on September 22, 2008 (Suggest removal)

Jackson as closer…..sick!!!!  I never thought of it.  Percival is done.  He’s done a great job for us but they hit the kitchen sink off him the other day.

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Por (Chris Fukuda) on September 22, 2008 (Suggest removal)

I will be traveling up I-95 to go see my Rays in Balitmore tomorrow for the day/night doubleheader !!! Whoot Whoot!

Go Tampa Bay Rays!

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Por (BrooksMorgan) on September 22, 2008 (Suggest removal)

So who will be our closer? Surely not Percival or Wheeler. As far as the “going through the motions” comment, chill Mr gloom and doom predictor. The guys were beat up and hung over. They’ll shake it off and refocus tonight. Interesting to see how these pitching moves will pan out for Maddon. The O’s are a hitting machine.

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