• For the Rays' upcoming road trip to Boston, the team is having a themed trip appropriately labeled the Ken Rosenthal/Nerd road trip.
The team will wear bow ties as Rosenthal does during FOX's weekly national telecasts. Each tie Rosenthal wears is designed with a specific charity in mind as part of "Bow Tie Cause", a philanthropic initiative started by Dhani Jones. The Rays will wear those ties on the trip. The organization is donating $100 per tie to the specific charities.
• According to FanGraphs.com, David Price has averaged 94.8 mph on his fastball this season, while Matt Moore has clocked in at 94.3 mph -- the top two velocities among all qualifying American League pitchers, as well as the top two among all Major League lefties. In the Major Leagues, only Washington's Stephen Strasburg (95.8) has a higher average fastball velocity.
• Infielder Jeff Keppinger is expected to miss three to four weeks due to a broken toe. He hurt it Saturday while sitting in the dugout when a foul ball hit by Atlanta's Martin Prado hit him in the foot through the protective netting.
"Wrong place, wrong time," Keppinger said. "After a few minutes, I tried to put some pressure on it, and it sent some sharp pain through there, so I kinda thought something was wrong ... I was praying it wasn't a broken bone, but it is what it is."