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Tampa Bay Rays: What to watch for during intrasquad game

ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - JULY 17: Blake Snell #4 of the Tampa Bay Rays warms up during a summer workout at Tropicana Field on July 17, 2020 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - JULY 17: Blake Snell #4 of the Tampa Bay Rays warms up during a summer workout at Tropicana Field on July 17, 2020 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /
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Tampa Bay Rays’ intrasquad game will be on Fox Sports Sun tonight for your visual and audio consumption.

The Tampa Bay Rays will be squaring off against the Tampa Bay Rays tonight on Fox Sports Sun. The intrasquad matchup begins at 6:00 p.m. EST.

Tampa Bay Rays – Pitching to Watch

Blake Snell, Trevor Richards, and Tyler Glasnow are scheduled to pitch in the televised action tonight. Watch for Blake Snell to extend his pitch count and hopefully go deeper than he’s been able to thus far.

Tyler Glasnow is making just his second appearance since returning from quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19. He was solid in his first effort in summer camp, throwing 3.1 innings and showing he was able to keep his arm in shape during quarantine.

Trevor Richards is coming off of a very impressive showing in which his changeup was unhittable, striking out seven of the eight batters he faced. He looks to build upon his momentum and continue to impress manager Kevin Cash.

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The Rays have only named two starters so far with Charlie Morton getting the Opening Day nod and Ryan Yarbrough getting the call for day two on Saturday. Blake Snell needs to show that his elbow is totally healthy from a previous ailment and he’s ready to stretch it out while throwing strikes. Richards needs to prove he deserves a spot in the rotation, and Glasnow should hope to add about 10-15 pitches more to make sure he’s ready for his spot in the rotation.

Glasnow’s performance tonight may give the coaches a more clear idea of how far back they need to push his first start.

Most teams face similar situations as the season rapidly approaches. They will be adapting as they go and the Rays are no different.

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