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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Rays @ Rockies: No DH in the NL park
Posted May 3, 2013 by Roger Mooney
Updated May 3, 2013 at 06:02 PM
DENVER The Rays begin interleague play tonight at Coors Field against the Rockies. Make that the “surprising” Rockies, who hold a one-game lead over the Giants in the NL West.
No DH since this is a National League park. That means Luke Scott is not in the lineup. Rays manager Joe Maddon said he is not opposed to use Scott in the field, and that makes him available for double-switches later in the game.
This is the final leg of the three-city trip, or, more accurately, The Former Rays Tour.
The Rays bumped into Jeff Keppinger in Chicago and James Shields, Wade Davis and Elliot Johnson in Kansas City. Now they will see Reid Brignac, who said he loves it here in the Mile High City.
In 36 at-bats over 20 games, Brignac is batting .250 with three RBIs.
The Rays are 2-4 through the first six games of the trip.
Matt Moore (5-0) will try to win his sixth straight start tonight. He is already the first Rays starter to begin a season with wins in his first five starts.
Here is the Rays lineup: