Scouting report: Devil Rays vs. O's

August 09, 2005|By Roch Kubatko

At Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Day Time TV Starters

Tonight 7:05 CSN Scott Kazmir (6-7, 4.22) vs. Erik Bedard (5-4, 2.96)

Tomorrow 7:05 CSN Casey Fossum (6-8, 3.89) vs. Rodrigo Lopez (10-6, 4.74)

Thursday 7:05 CSN Doug Waechter (4-7, 5.27) vs. Bruce Chen (8-6, 4.24)

Radio: All games on WBAL (1090 AM)

Devil Rays update

Though far from contenders, the Devil Rays have lost only three series since the break and are 15-8 in the second half. They need to do better on the road, however. Perhaps scared to play in front of more than a few thousand people, they're 15-41 away from Tropicana Field. Tampa Bay is 3-3 on a road trip that has six games remaining. The Devil Rays have allowed 135 home runs, most in the AL. Tampa Bay also has allowed seven grand slams, a team record. "We've seen this movie before," manager Lou Piniella said after Sunday's loss, which included a grand slam by the Los Angeles Angels' Casey Kotchman and a three-run shot by Adam Kennedy. "Don't think we just sat down in the theater to see this one. Don't think this was the premiere." The Orioles are 5-4 against Tampa Bay, including a three-game sweep at Camden Yards from April 29 to May 1.

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