Rays 5/4/14 Starting Lineup:
- Joe Maddon said the decision on Bell over Lueke, was because they still fell Lueke has considerable upside. As of now, there’s been no discussion of moving Karns into rotation, so this could be a one-day stay. The addition of Karns help protect against a short start by Erik Bedard, or the possibility of an extra innings game.
- Erik Bedard will attempt to put together a good start against the Yankees, while the Rays look to make CC look like, well… CC in the series finale. A win would give the Rays a respectable 5-5 record on this road trip, and their second consecutive series win. You can read about the match-up in our series preview.
- The Rays are 4-5 on their current road trip, and have blown 10 leads. The 41 innings are the most for three days; the pitchers have thrown 741 pitches over the last three days