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Tampa Bay Rays: Rasmus Having a Rough Time at AA-Montgomery

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Colby Rasmus is having a rough time at AA Montgomery, hitting just .071 (1-for-13) through four rehab games. Take it for what it is, but Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Colby Rasmus has looked completely over-matched by AA pitching this week in Montgomery.  Granted, he was facing the best pitching rotation in […] Tampa Bay Rays: Rasmus Having a Rough Time at...
Via Rays Colored Glasses
6 hours ago

LBWMF: costly decision making proves fatal for the Rays

(Photo Credit: The Associated Press) …In the bottom of the inning, with the Tampa Bay Rays ahead by a run, Rays skipper Kevin Cash made a difficult decision — keep closer Alex Colome on the mound for the second-straight inning. Source: FanGraphs The decision proved costly. Colome has not fared well in these types of situations, and true to form the right-hander was not sharp...
Via X-Rays Spex
12 hours ago

Rays' misplays result in Little League home run for Orioles

Orioles fans know how much their team relies on home runs for offensive production, but I don’t think anyone saw this coming. In the second inning of Wednesday’s game against the Rays, Baltimore right fielder Seth Smith hit a routine single to center fieldAt least it was routine until center fielder Kevin Kiermaier tried to snipe Ryan Flaherty at third, with his throw ending...
Via The Comeback
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Inbox: Is this a bump in the road for Archer?

Should Rays fans be concerned after Chris Archer served up three homers? Bill Chastain answers in the Inbox.
Via Rays.com
13 hours ago

Tampa Bay Rays History: Delmon Young Suspended Indefinitely

Delmon Young was a talented player with a temper he was unable to control. On this day in 2006, the mercurial Tampa Bay Rays prospect was banished indefinitely by the International League. The younger brother of Dmitri Young, Delmon Young was the top overall pick in the 2003 MLB Amateur Draft by the Tampa Bay […] Tampa Bay Rays History: Delmon Young Suspended Indefinitely - Rays...
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13 hours ago

Rays DOTF 4/27: Jesus Sanchez Homers Twice As Affiliates Sweep The Day

OF Jesus Sanchez led the offense. Ryan Yarbrough, Yonny Chirinos, Eduar Lopez, and Brock Burke led the pitchers. The four Rays affiliates completed a sweep down on the farm. Strong starts by Ryan Yarbrough, Yonny Chirinos, Eduar Lopez, and Brock Burke led the way. The Bowling Green Hot Rods offense went off led by Jesus Sanchez’s two homer performance. Triple-A Durham Bulls ...
Via DRaysBay
15 hours ago

O’s 5, Rays 4: This all seems oddly familiar...

Time Seth Smith is a Flat Circle All things are bad and nothing is right. The Rays lose a close one as day turns to night. You can’t ask the bullpen to hold any lead. An actual lefty is something we need. A Comedy of Errors Plenty of digital ink has been spilled over Cobb’s missing changeup. If you have seen Cobb’s missing changeup, please make no attempt to approach is...
Via DRaysBay
23 hours ago

Snell seeking better control vs. Blue Jays

Friday night's Rays-Blue Jays contest at Rogers Centre will see a rematch of the April 6 pitching matchup between Blake Snell and Marcus Stroman. Stroman came away the winner in that one after limiting the Rays to one run on six hits while striking out five in 6 1/3 innings of the Blue Jays' 5-2 victory.
Via Rays.com
1 day ago

Odorizzi slated for Monday start at Marlins

Jake Odorizzi threw a 65-pitch simulated game before Wednesday's series finale with the Orioles, did well, and said he will be ready to come off the disabled list to pitch for the Rays on Monday against the Marlins.
Via Rays.com
1 day ago

Tampa Bay Rays: Second Guessing Weather by Cash Pays Dividends

A last minute decision to change starters before Tuesday’s game against the Orioles, paid off big time for the Tampa Bay Rays. Informed via the Baltimore grounds crew, the National Weather service and a gut feeling of bad weather prompted Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash to make a last minute decision to scratch Erasmo […] Tampa Bay Rays: Second Guessing Weather by Cash Pays...
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1 day ago

LBWMF: Did the Rays’ skipper make the right call Monday night?

(Photo Credit: Tampa Bay Rays) To set the scene, let’s rewind approximately 24-hours. Chris Archer once again took the mound for the Tampa Bay Rays in the sixth after posting shaky first, third, and fifth innings. Somehow in spite of the rainy weather — which undoubtedly made it hard for Archer, whose slider was not sharp (41 thrown, 22 strikes, 17 whiffs) and changeup...
Via X-Rays Spex
2 days ago

Chris Archer gives up 3 HRs, Rays fall to Orioles

Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays 4/24/17 Starting Lineup, Souza named AL player of the week, injury update

(Photo Credit: Major League Baseball) The Tampa Bay Rays will start a three-game series with the Baltimore Orioles on Monday, weather permitting. Rays 4/24/17 Starting Lineup Dickerson DH Kiermaier CF Longoria 3B Miller 2B Souza RF Morrison 1B Beckham SS Peterson LF Norris C Archer RHP Noteworthiness — Congradulations are in order for Steven Souza Jr., who was named the AL...
Via X-Rays Spex
3 days ago

Corey Dickerson, Tim Beckham combine for 5 hits, lift Rays past Astros

Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Logan Morrison curses out umpire CB Bucknor mid at-bat

The hits just keep on coming for umpire CB Bucknor.Bucknor was working home plate during the Tampa Bay Rays-Houston Astros game on Saturday and got loudly cursed out by Rays first baseman Logan Morrison in the sixth inning for a questionable high strike call.In the video, which can be seen here, Morrison can be heard cursing after a pitch that was up and in was called for a strike...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Kiermaier made arguably the catch of the year, and did so while sick

Tampa Bay Rays centerfielder Kevin Kiermaier went all “Jordan Flu Game” on James McCann and the Detroit Tigers on Friday night at Tropicana Field.In the top of the second, McCann crushed an Alex Cobb offering to deep right-center field, and was robbed of extra bases on a ridiculous leaping catch at the wall by Kiermaier. This would’ve been a dinger-robbing catch in many parks...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rays fan confused Ian Kinsler, Tigers by yelling ‘I got it!’

Very few fans have been showing up to Tampa Bay Rays games this season, but the ones who do are creating one heck of a home field advantage for their team.In their 8-7 loss to Tampa on Wednesday, the Detroit Tigers allowed two very catchable fly balls to fall between them in the outfield during the game’s first three innings. Both happened when second baseman Ian Kinsler ranged...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Job Posting: Tampa Bay Rays TrackMan Stringers/Operators

Position: Tampa Bay Rays TrackMan Stringers/Operators Location: Port Charlotte, Fla. Description: TrackMan Stringers/operators will be responsible for running the TrackMan system for Charlotte Stone Crabs’ home games they’re assigned in Port Charlotte, Fla. The number of games each stringer works varies by week. Stringer(s) will start as soon as possible. Responsibilities: ...
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Souza, Jr. Is Showing Signs of Coming Into His Own

Steven Souza, Jr. is showing signs he might be ready to break out. Fourteen games are far too few to make any determinations, but the numbers are promising. The Tampa Bay Rays slugger is slashing .320/.424/.520, and six of his 16 safeties have gone for extra bases. Every bit as notable is the fact that he’s drawn nine free passes, and fanned just 13 times, in 59 plate appearances...
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon doesn’t plan on wearing Cubs World Series ring ever

The Chicago Cubs will receive their 2016 World Series championship rings prior to Wednesday night’s game against the Dodgers. Cubs manager Joe Maddon was asked how often he’ll wear the ring. His answer might surprise you.“Probably never,” Maddon said Wednesday during a radio interview on 670 The Score. He added he may it give it to his wife or mother.You would think that...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rickie Weeks, Brett Gardner both leave game after violent collision at first base

Baseball is not a contact sport. However, sometimes players do end up colliding on the field when trying to make a play, and the results can often be pretty horrifying. That’s what happened at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, when Rickie Weeks and Brett Gardner collided near the first base bag. Gardner tapped a ball back to the mound, and pitcher Xavier Cedeno turned to throw to second...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Where Did Alex Cobb’s Changeup Go?

Alex Cobb once had a power changeup so nasty we gave it a nickname. The Thing even had progeny: Cobb taught the grip to Jake Odorizzi, and Thing Two is now the latter pitcher’s best secondary pitch. Likely the product of what appears to be an organization-wide focus on the changeup, Thing One was an impressive pitch. Unfortunately, it’s gone. At least for now. For the moment...
Via Fangraphs
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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