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B.J. sticking at #5

Posted May 4, 2007 by Marc Lancaster

Updated May 4, 2007 at 05:51 PM

Delmon Young started the Rays’ first 27 games this season, batting fifth in each of them, before getting last night off. But after another offensive show by B.J. Upton last night, Young has been dropped a notch as he returns to the lineup. The most popular guest during the pregame was undoubtedly George Thorogood, who will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before playing a show in St. Pete later tonight. Several Rays and A’s alike made a trip over to introduce themselves to the old rocker.

A’s
Stewart CF
Ellis 2B
Chavez 3B
Swisher DH
Johnson 1B
Crosby SS
Buck RF
Kendall C
Snelling LF
Haren P

Rays
Baldelli DH
Dukes CF
Crawford LF
Wigginton 3B
Upton 2B
Young RF
Pena 1B
Navarro C
Harris SS
Fossum P

Reader Comments

Por (RICH BACCHESCHI) on May 04, 2007 (Suggest removal)

WHO IS THIS RAYS [MASKED MAN ]? HE LEADS THE AL IN BA .381 AND A TEAM LEADING 21 RBI.>> BY SEPT. THE MASK COMES OFF AND HE WILL BE ABOUT 1/2 AS GOOD WHICH MEANS BJ UPTON WILL STILL HAVE A VERY DECENT YR.>> LOOK FOR HIS BA TO BE .281 AND THE RBI TOTAL ABOUT 75 .. NOT 100. HE MAY HAVE MORE BIG SURPRIZES//HOPE SO!>> GOMES NEEDS TIME AT AAA TO REGAIN THE MAGIC. THAT WAY HE MIGHT BE READY THE 2ND HALF. GO-RAYS!  THANKS MARC

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Por (Heywood Jablome) on May 04, 2007 (Suggest removal)

Horrendous pitching..this team is under .500 and management is too timid/cheap to solve the problem. The core of decent young players will lose heart and then there will be a morale problem. This is just another 70-win season as long as the morons stand pat.

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Por (joaquin madrileno catalan) on May 05, 2007 (Suggest removal)

the rays should revamp its bullpen. there’s no way to keep it; it’s plain suicide to remain with those mediocre relief pitchers. joe maddon has no choice but to come out with new relief pitchers. seo and jackson should also be replaced.

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Por (Charles Treoger) on May 05, 2007 (Suggest removal)

I agree with replacing Seo but Jackson is another story.  Jackson is a young pitcher with a great upside. He can outright through the ball.  He reminds me of a pitcher that the Mets had years ago that through the ball 100 MPH & they gave up on him because he could not get it over the plate.  He retired now & his name is Nolan Ryan.  They Should Bring up Andy Sonnanstine for the Starting & Chad Orvella for the Bull Pen

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Por (Joe Perez) on May 10, 2007 (Suggest removal)

I think Charles is right on with ALL of his points.  I agree with EVERY ONE of them!!
  I also agree Gomes shold go to Triple A and get his timing down for the second half!

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