SEATTLE, Wash. — The Tampa Bay Rays won the first four games of their West Coast swing after beating Seattle 4-3 Thursday night. They will try to do it again on Friday, but it won’t be easy.
Logan Gilbert, a tough 24-year-old right-hander from Apopka, Fla., is on the mound for Seattle, and he’s been virtually untouchable this season. He’s 4-0 so far with a 0.64 ERA. He only allowed two races all year
The Rays use an “opener” on Friday, with Matt Wisler getting the call and Josh Fleming expected to get loose innings.
The game can only be seen tonight on AppleTV-Plus. It’s free to watch, but you must have an Apple ID.
Here’s what you need to know from Apple:
- The game is available to watch for free only on Apple TV+.
- On Apple Musicfans can find exclusive playlists of batting songs from teams featured in this week’s “Friday Night Baseball” games – the Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Mariners Seattle – as well as a collection of classic songs celebrating baseball.
- Games scheduled are available to anyone with internet access, for free, only on Apple TV+. Users can find step by step instructions to access “Friday Night Baseball” on all devices.
- Fans can access “Friday Night Baseball” games and additional content, including exclusive new programs such as “Countdown to First Pitch” for a preview of this week’s games, and “MLB Daily Recap”, only in the AppleTV app.
- “Friday Night Baseball” games will be available to anyone with internet access on all devices where Apple TV+ can be found, including the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV 4K and HD, and on tv.apple.com, as well as smart TVs, game consoles and cable boxes. “Friday Night Baseball” will be available on Apple TV+ in the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Korea and the United Kingdom, and for a limited time, without subscription.
Here’s how to watch Friday’s game, with game time and TV info, starting lineups, bios and, of course, our daily good dose of news nuggets.
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Editor’s Note: I’m posting this early so you can plan accordingly with AppleTV-Plus. I will add the rosters and pre-game notes a few hours before the game.
How to watch Rays at Mariners
- Who: Tampa Bay Rays (13-10) vs. Seattle Mariners (10-13)
- When: 9:40 p.m. ET, Friday, May 6
- Or: T-Mobile Park, Seattle, Wash.
- TV: AppleTV-Plus only. To watch online, CLICK HERE
- Flow: AppleTV-Plus only
- Advertisers: Stephen Nelson (play-by-play), Cliff Floyd and Katie Nolan (color commentary), and Jen Mueller (in-game reporter).
- Radio: WDAE 95.3 FM; SiriusXM channel 187 (Mariners broadcast; Rays online only)
- Advertisers: Andy Freed and Dave Wills.
- Last line: Seattle is favored at minus-133 on the money line according to the SISportsbook.com opening line of the website on Tuesday afternoon. The radii are plus-110. The over/under is 6.5, the lowest number of the season for the fourth consecutive night.
History of the Rays Mariners
- Rays vs Mariners Series All-Time History: Seattle holds a 108-82 series advantage dating back to 1998. The Rays are just 41-56 at Seattle. Last year, Tampa Bay went 1-6 against Seattle and lost all four games in the Pacific Northwest. The Rays won two of three games in St. Petersburg last week.
Rays-Mariners Newest Game
- Rays 4, Sailors 3: Mike Zunino hit a huge three-run homer off defending Cy Young Award winner Robbie Ray, and Shane McClanahan won the pitching duel for Tampa Bay in a 4-3 win over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night at Seattle. For the full story of the game, CLICK HERE
Projected starting pitchers
- Rays right-hander Matt Wisler: Friday is opening night for Tampa Bay, with Matt Wisler getting the call first. He is 1-0 this season with a 1.50 ERA. He’s pitched 11 innings so far and has allowed just two earned runs, one on Opening Day April 8 at Baltimore and one on April 23 against Boston in the 10th inning of a six-pitch game. of the Rays had a no-hitter. nine. Wisler gave up that run, but still got the win when Kevin Kiermaier hit a two-run homer late in the inning.
- Mariners right-hander Logan Gilbert: Logan Gilbert was MLB’s Pitcher of the Month for April. He made four starts that month, earning three wins and allowing just one earned run, for a nice 0.40 ERA. He started last Sunday in Miami and got his fourth victory, allowing only one earned run in 5 2/3 innings in a 7-3. to win. He beat Tampa Bay five days earlier, pitching 5 2/3 scoreless innings and allowing just two hits. The 24-year-old right-hander hails from Apopka, Florida.
- Radius range: Yandy Diaz 1B, Wander Franco SS, Randy Arozarena DH, Brandon Lowe 2B, Harold Ramirez LF, Kevin Kiermaier CF, Taylor Walls 3B, Francisco Mejia C, Brett Phillips RF, Matt Wisler P.
- Composition of sailors: Adam Frazier 2B, Ty France 1B, JP Crawford SS, Eugenio Suarez 3B, Jesse Winker LF, Abraham Toro DH, Julio Rodriguez CF, Dylan Moore RF, Murphy C, Logan Gilbert P.
- Nugget n°1: There was a change in composition. Randy Arozarena is DH’ing Friday night, and Harold Ramirez going to play left field. Arozarena came to Cash earlier today and said he had mild knee pain after a minor adjustment during Wednesday’s game at Oakland. It was good enough to play left field on Thursday night, but a day off from his left knee isn’t a bad thing.
- Nugget n°2: Rays first baseman Ji-Man Choi, who was on the disabled list with an elbow injury, is expected to join the team this weekend in Seattle. He is eligible to be off the injured list on Sunday. We missed him. He was hitting .357 with two home runs and 10 RBIs when he went down.
- Nugget n°3: The Rays coaching staff, many of whom have faced COVID issues, are set to return in full. pitching coach Kyle Snyder and bench trainer Matt Quatraro returned to team before Thursday night’s series opener in Seattle, and bullpen coach Stan Borosky and field coordinator Paul Hoover will be back for Saturday’s game.
- Nugget n°4: Thanks to that four-game winning streak to start this 10-game, 10-day road trip, the Rays are now 7-3 on the road this season. It’s the best winning percentage in the American League and second in all of baseball behind the New York Mets. Counting the two wins in Chicago to end the series with the Cubs, the Rays have won six in a row on the road and outscored their opponents 37-18. It’s impressive.
- BONUS Nugget: Yes, the Rays are wearing their navy jerseys again on Friday night. They’ve worn them to every game on this trip, and they’ll continue to wear them as long as they keep winning.