Scouting report: Orioles vs. Devil Rays

May 08, 2001

At Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Day Time TV Starters

Tonight 7:05 CSN Jose Mercedes (0-5, 7.41)

vs. Tanyon Sturtze (0-2, 5.40)

Tomorrow 7:05 CSN Sidney Ponson (0-3, 6.62)

vs. Albie Lopez (3-3, 3.60)

Thursday 7:05 CSN Pat Hentgen (1-3, 3.47)

vs. Paul Wilson (1-4, 7.22) Radio: All games on WBAL (1090 AM)

Devil Rays outlook

A managerial change hasn't done much for the Devil Rays. They remain locked in the East cellar, with a .290 winning percentage that is the majors' worst. They're 5-12 since Hal McRae took over for Larry Rothschild and have lost eight of their past 10 games. By the time the series ends, the Orioles will have played Tampa Bay 13 times in their first 35 games. The Orioles have 10 homers in 335 at-bats against Tampa Bay this season, 10 in 722 at-bats vs. the rest of the league. These teams split a four-game series in Baltimore before the Orioles took two of three at Tropicana Field later in April. The Orioles also took two of three in the Devil Rays' return to Camden Yards, but failed to reach .500 when Mercedes lost his fifth straight decision May 2. The Orioles have learned not to test Jose Guillen's arm in right field. His six outfield assists lead the majors. Greg Vaughn's slump has grown to 4-for-38 with 13 strikeouts. -- Roch Kubatko

Orioles schedule

Tues..............Wed.............Thurs. ...............Fri..........Sat..............Sun.............Mon.

8....................9.................. ...10.....................11...........12...............13.................14

@Tam..........@Tam...........@Tam....... ....@NYY......@NYY........@NYY........ Off

7:15...............7:15...............7: 15...............7:05...........1:05...........1:05

CSN..............CSN...............CSN.. ............CSN..........13,50..........13,50

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