Sunday, August 09, 2009

A-Rod puts hot streak on line vs. BayBears

The dog days of summer are here, though Rays catching coordinator Jamie Nelson is putting his pupils through their paces at the moment, 95 degrees or not. The fourth game of Montgomery's five-game series with Mobile is at 6:05 p.m.

Aneury Rodriguez will try to continue his hot pitching of late -- 3-0, 0.34 ERA in his last four starts -- against Mobile's Cody Evans. The two also rank among the league leaders in home runs allowed. Evans and teammate Matt Torra are tied for first with 21 gopher balls. Rodriguez is right behind them at 16.

Shortstop Brandon Chaves will miss a second straight game after hurting an ankle Friday.

Lineups ...
Rashad Eldridge, cf
Fernando Cortez, dh
Chris Nowak, 3b
Jose Lobaton, c
Cody Strait, rf
Matt Fields, 1b
Cody Cipriano, 2b
J.T. Hall, lf
Jason Bowers, ss
Aneury Rodriguez, rhp

Evan Frey, cf
Mark Hallberg, 2b
Pedro Ciriaco, ss
Orlando Mercado, c
Bryan Byrne, 1b
Cyle Hankerd, lf
Ricardo Sosa, dh
Yunesky Sanchez, 3b
Chris Rahl, rf
Cody Evans, rhp

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