Roger Mooney covers the Tampa Bay Rays for The Tampa Tribune, TBO.com and News Channel 8. He has covered the Rays since their first season in 1998, including 11 years for the Bradenton Herald. Roger has also covered Florida, South Florida and Florida State football, the Bucs and the Lightning.
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Ramos to start Game 2 after Rays win Game 1
Posted Jun 24, 2012 by Roger Mooney
Updated Jun 24, 2012 at 05:11 PM
PHILADELPHIA Cesar Ramos will start tonight in the second game of this day/night doubleheader.
Manager Joe Maddon said Ramos can throw 60 pitches, which should be good for at four innings, and he will mix and match the bullpen after that.
The Rays won the first game 3-2 on Carlos Peña’s three-run homer in the eighth inning to snap a three-game losing streak.
The Phillies scored a run in the bottom of the eighth to make it a one-run game, but Jake McGee came on with two outs and got the final out as the Phillies left the bases loaded. Fernando Rodney allowed a one-out hit Jimmy Rollins in the ninth but ended the game with two strike outs for his 21st save.
David Price won his 10th game and did exactly what the Rays needed – he pitched deep into the game, saving the bullpen for Game 2.
Here is the Rays lineup for the night cap …