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Gameday Thread: Rays at O's, 08/11

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     Doug Waechter, RH               Bruce Chen, LH
     (4-7, 5.27)                     (8-6, 4.24)

     SS J Lugo                       2B B Roberts
     LF C Crawford                   LF E Byrnes
     3B J Cantu                      3B M Mora
     CF D Hollins                    SS M Tejada
     DH A Huff                       C  J Lopez
     1B E Perez                      DH J Gibbons
     RF J Gomes                      1B A Freire
     C  T Hall                       RF D Newhan
     2B N Green                      CF L Matos

Game time is 7:05 on CSN and FSN Florida.

If the O's win tonight, it'll be their first series sweep since June 13-15 against the Astros.

Doug Waechter is a St. Pete native that was taken in the third round of the 1999 draft by Tampa Bay, and has been in their system ever since. He's still just 24. He's not good, but they are the Devil Rays, so what do you want?

Bruce Chen pitched well last time out. Let's hope he can get back on track and finish the season strong. I'm starting to look toward next season and trying to figure out what internal options we'll have for a rotation (which will still be priority number one, as it should be every offseason for every team), and Chen will be a candidate again. The way he's pitched the last two months has hurt his cause, but there's still time for him to make his case for the 2006 rotation.