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Rays 4, Pirates 3: Hark! The Harold Ramirez Swing

Rays 4, Pirates 3: Hark! The Harold Ramirez Swing

Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/ Harold Ramirez pinch hit walkoff single propels Rays to victory Apparently, the Tampa Bay Rays can win a close game. The Rays pulled off a 4-3 extra innings win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Tonight’s game makes it 10 straight games for the Rays decided by 2 runs or fewer and the Rays are 3-7 in the stretch. Jeffrey Springs was the starter for the Rays and he was looking to bounce back from his poor performance against the Baltimore Orioles last week. Things got off to a good start against the Pirates as he was dominant through the first...
DRaysBay Jun 15, 2022
Harold Ramirez flyballs carry farther than expected

Harold Ramirez flyballs carry farther than expected

Photo by G Fiume/ Whether that’s a good thing remains to be seen. In late March the Rays struck a deal with the Chicago Cubs to bring 27-year old Harold Ramirez down south to Tampa Bay. Harold has been a fun pick-up for the Rays up to this point, he’s slashing .294/.335/.385 (114 wRC+) across 155 plate appearances, and is the team’s nominee at DH for the All-Star Ballot. You could say his skills as a player fall on the extreme ends of the spectrum, which is evident in his percentile sliders on his Baseball Savant page. His exit velocity and contact metrics look...
DRaysBay Jun 14, 2022
Rays 0 Yankees 2: Some games just feel cursed

Rays 0 Yankees 2: Some games just feel cursed

Tom Horak-USA TODAY Sports The Rays have had pretty good success against Gerrit Cole — that is outside of his shutdown 2019 ALDS performance. But tonight he was on his game, aided by a generous strikezone to be sure but he was indeed sharp and kept the Rays from getting much going. I don’t tend to be a pessimistic sort of fan but this game felt like one where the bounces — and calls — would go against the Rays. The Rays got the no-hitter monkey off their backs in the first inning with a Harold Ramirez single. And in the bottom of the inning, prevented the...
DRaysBay Jun 11, 2022
Rays: 4, Twins: 9 - Vidal Brujan hits first MLB HR in loss to Twins

Rays: 4, Twins: 9 - Vidal Brujan hits first MLB HR in loss to Twins

Photo by David Berding/ Drew doesnt have a great start, and a critical error kept this game out of reach. After a 3 game sweet of St. Louis, Rays look to keep the streak going against the Minnesota Twins. Hip hip, Jorge! It's Friday! Let's baseball pic.twitter.com/fPvC44oZ7O— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) June 10, 2022 The road trip gets going tonight in the Twin Cities https://t.co/1PZu4O2XSu pic.twitter.com/lHHK4hKuhG— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) June 10, 2022 Manuel Margot lead off with a walk, but Harold Ramirez GIDP and Yandy Diaz grounded out to...

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