While losing a winnable game last night against the Astros was a bummer, splitting a two-game set was just fine. The M’s march on to Tampa and the dome of Tropicana Field, with Mike Leake squaring off against a Ryne Stanek/Austin Pruitt tandem.
Leake has pitched quite well lately, walking just one batter in his last five starts and inducing ground balls at a 56.6% clip in that span. Jake Bauers is making his big league debut for the Rays, resulting in the DFA of one Brad Miller. Should we claim him? Probably not. If he clears waivers, though, he could be an interesting option for a bench role at league minimum.
Game Time: 4:10 PDT
TV: ROOTNW, MLB.tv
Radio: 710 ESPN, MLB.com