• Maddon said the Rays had "no plans" to alter their rotation after Monday's off-day, adding that he did not subscribe to the theory that teams must separate their left-handed starters, in this case David Price and Matt Moore. He acknowledged it might be beneficial for opponents who could use their right-handed hitters in two straight games, but that advantage could be offset by facing pitchers with stuff like Moore's and Price's.
• Entering Saturday's game, the Rays' bullpen had thrown 7 1/3 straight scoreless innings, during which they allowed only two hits and two walks while striking out nine. That has lowered Tampa Bay's bullpen ERA to 4.79, though the number still ranks highest in the American League.
• A few more numbers and records to consider about Alex Cobb's highly unusual 13-strikeout, 4 2/3-inning start against the Padres on Friday night:
Cobb tied the Major League records for most strikeouts through three innings (nine), through four innings (11) and through five innings (13), according to SABR's Trent McCotter. All of those marks also set Rays records.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Cobb became the first pitcher to record 13 strikeouts in the game's first 14 outs since Randy Johnson did it for Arizona on July 4, 2001. And Cobb became the first pitcher since Major League records have been kept to strike out all four batters in an inning but still allow a run.
Finally, Cobb induced a career-high 23 swing-and-misses from the Padres, including 21 with his changeup. He averaged only seven whiffs over his first six starts.
"It really was moving that much," Maddon said. "There was such great action off that."
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