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GDT: Welcome to Spooky Season!

GDT: Welcome to Spooky Season!

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports Also known as “Baseball Playoffs Season” Go Rays!
DRaysBay Sep 30, 2022
A Game of Clinches: Rays 7, Astros 3

A Game of Clinches: Rays 7, Astros 3

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Rays clinch postseason berth and Astros clinch the No. 1 seed in the same night. The gloves came off as the Tampa Bay Rays sealed their postseason berth with a 6-2 win over the Houston Astros. This makes four consecutive postseason appearances which is the longest streak in franchise history. Framber Valdez was the starter for the Astros and the poor guy did not stand a chance. In his last start against the Baltimore Orioles right-handed batters batted.429 (9-for-21) with an OBP of.455 (22 PA’s) against Valdez. So naturally, the Rays...
DRaysBay Sep 30, 2022
GDT: Oh God, THESE guys again?

GDT: Oh God, THESE guys again?

Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports I do NOT want to play the Astros in the postseason Go Rays!
DRaysBay Sep 30, 2022
Rays Series Preview: A chance to celebrate in Houston

Rays Series Preview: A chance to celebrate in Houston

Photo by Tim Warner/ The Rays return to Jose Siri’s old stomping grounds The Tampa Bay Rays had tarps on the lockers and champagne ready, but an eighth inning rally by the Cleveland Guardians put the party on ice and the champagne back in the fridge. With six games left to play, the Rays have not officially clinched the playoffs, even though their FanGraphs odds are now at 100%. The only teams other than the Rays that have not had their fate decided are the Seattle Mariners (+0.5 games above the Rays), and the Baltimore Orioles (-5.0 games behind the Rays). There...
DRaysBay Sep 29, 2022
Late innings lament, Rays drop another one: Rays 1, Guardians 2

Late innings lament, Rays drop another one: Rays 1, Guardians 2

Photo by Nick Cammett/ The season seems to be ending with a whimper rather than a bang. The Rays scored early! Yay! The Rays scored early and then never scored again! Oh, wait, boooo. Let’s break it all down, shall we? In the first with two outs Franco got on with a deep double and then advanced to third on a wild pitch. Ramirez was then hit by a pitch. A Peralta single brought Franco home and put the Rays on the board nice and early. But enjoy it while it lasts it’s not happening again (I guess, uh, spoiler alert?). Bottom of the inning Springs had a tidy...
DRaysBay Sep 29, 2022
GDT: The last Thursday game of the regular season!

GDT: The last Thursday game of the regular season!

Mike Watters-USA TODAY Sports How are you celebrating/mourning? Go Rays!
DRaysBay Sep 28, 2022
Rays Your Voice: Tyler Glasnow returns, Apple TV+ Discussion with Darby Robinson

Rays Your Voice: Tyler Glasnow returns, Apple TV+ Discussion with Darby Robinson

Photo by Tyler Schank/ What will Glasnow’s postseason role look like? I’m joined by Darby Robinson on this week’s episode of Rays Your Voice, and we’ve got plenty more news to discuss. While Brandon Lowe and Shane Baz’s seasons have come to an end, Tyler Glasnow begins his 2022 campaign on Wednesday night against Cleveland. He’s yet to be fully stretched out, but what do the Rays have in store for him moving forward? Darby and I discuss what his role will look like, and how he can help the team make a deep postseason run. We also discuss the vibes...
DRaysBay Sep 28, 2022
GDT: Look who’s back!

GDT: Look who’s back!

USA TODAY NETWORK Our long-haired boi Go Rays!
DRaysBay Sep 27, 2022
Hittin’ Harold comes through: Rays 6 Guardians 5

Hittin’ Harold comes through: Rays 6 Guardians 5

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports I’ve got to admit, when the Rays lost the lead in the eighth inning, I thought this game was gone. I started writing a recap that decried the less than stellar defense, the low energy, the lack of effective hitting. But then Harold Ramirez shot a double down the leftfield line in the 11th inning and the Rays held on for victory. So those complaints? Well, never mind. But let’s start at the beginning. Kluber has been the great enigma on the Rays pitching staff — a few really abysmal starts, a lot of OK starts, and some high-quality...
DRaysBay Sep 27, 2022
GDT: Postseason preview?

GDT: Postseason preview?

Mike Watters-USA TODAY Sports Who knows anymore??? Go Rays!
DRaysBay Sep 27, 2022
Guardians Series Preview: Old Friends Return

Guardians Series Preview: Old Friends Return

Photo by Mike Carlson/ Kluber returns to Cleveland on Tuesday, Glasnow returns to Rays on Wednesday. The Tampa Bay Rays finished their last homestand with a series split with the Toronto Blue Jays. Now the Rays head to Cleveland — a city where they could end up playing in the first round of the playoffs. With nine games remaining in the season the Blue Jays hold a 2.5 game lead over the Rays for the top wild card and the Seattle Mariners sitting 0.5 game behind the Rays. The Baltimore Orioles trail the Mariners by 3.5 games and the Rays by 4.0 games for the final...
DRaysBay Sep 27, 2022
Rays prospects and minor leagues: Bowling Green, Charleston are back-to-back champions

Rays prospects and minor leagues: Bowling Green, Charleston are back-to-back champions

Photo by Daniel Shirey/MLB Photos via The Rays’ lower-level affiliates can’t be stopped. Durham is the only affiliate still playing, and by this time next week, its season will also be over. There could only be two games left but as many as four*. It’s possible they clinched a playoff spot after I wrote this, which would guarantee three remaining games. Triple-A Durham Bulls (83-64, 1st out of 10) Durham rolls to win over NorfolkBulls’ rally falls shortGray’s 10th-inning homer lifts DurhamGlasnow strikes out 6 in 2 2⁄3 hitless inningsBulls rally with 7-run...
DRaysBay Sep 26, 2022
Thanks, KK

Thanks, KK

Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports Kevin Kiermaier’s time is running short in Tampa Bay, let’s take a look back at all he has accomplished. On Saturday night during the Rays second to last home game of the regular season, a tribute video appeared on the jumbotron in right field. Twenty seconds in, most of the 22,169 fans in attendance rose to their feet and began to clap in appreciation. The highlight reel, lasting just under a minute, ended with the words “Thank you, KK.” It became clear that this video was the all-but-official end to an era of Rays baseball...
DRaysBay Sep 26, 2022
View from the Catwalks: A tribute to KK

View from the Catwalks: A tribute to KK

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ The Rays have work to do to return to the Trop in 2022. Randy joins an exclusive club. A seeming goodbye to KK This was a week to forget. Since the last View from the Catwalk, the Rays got swept by the Astros scoring 2 total runs. They then split the final home series vs the Blue Jays 2-2 and scored 10 runs twice (yay!) and 1 run twice (boo!). Despite an uninspiring last homestand, the Rays did what they needed to do vs Toronto to secure the season series victory and a potentially very important tiebreaker. And the Rays weren’t alone in their...
DRaysBay Sep 25, 2022
Rays drop home finale to Jays: Rays 1, Blue Jays 7

Rays drop home finale to Jays: Rays 1, Blue Jays 7

Mike Watters-USA TODAY Sports Rays pitchers failed to keep the ball in the park today as Rays lost 7-1 The Rays entered Sunday’s afternoon matchup against the Blue Jays with hopes to leave Tropicana Field on good terms. That did not happen as they dropped the final regular season home game of the year by a score of 7-1. Shane McClanahan looked to rebound after his last start against the Astros. That did not happen either as he allowed four runs on three bombs in five innings of work. His line for the day was: 5 IP / 6H / 4ER / 2K / 2BB McClanahan was not particularly...

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