Damon (DH), Zobrist (2nd), Joyce (RF), Upton (CF), Kotchman (1st), Ruggiano (LF), Jaso (C), Rodriguez (3rd…que?), and Johnson (SS). Hellickson takes the mound for the 15th time this year, and tries to break a four game losing streak after starting the season 5-1. Technically, he hasn’t thrown terribly, however when the offense is anemic, games cannot be won. Oddly enough, Rodriguez is playing today in lieu of Longoria who is out of the lineup today. Hmm…
Congratulations to “Big Game” James Shields, David Price, and Matt Joyce for making the cut. Yes, they will be representing our beloved Rays on the 2011 AL all-star team! Great job guys, you definitely deserve it!
Ben Zobrist, and his 40 extra base hits, is still in the running as well for the last open spot on the ballot. Want to get the chance to vote Ben Zobrist into the 2011 MLB All Star Game? Text A5 to 89269 to place your vote.
I retract, Kotchman two for four with three RBI’s and one run. My bad.
Update: Kotchman, three for three with a double, 3 RBI’s and a run scored. Justin “Mulan” Ruggiano did it again as well, with a two run dinger in the top of the sixth!
Niemann: 2 K’s, in 17 pitches (11 for strikes) in the first. Not bad…so far. PS: go Johnny go!!!