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DRaysBay 11 hours ago
Rays 6, Pirates 5: Victory Paredes!

Rays 6, Pirates 5: Victory Paredes!

Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports Isaac Parades saves the day Not gonna lie, this recap was going to be about how much I hated the bullpen management, and how Cash clearly pissed off the baseball gods. But the Rays had other ideas, rallying and winning it in thrilling fashion in the bottom of the ninth. Corey Kluber got the start today against J.T. Brubaker. And the Rays lineup? Well, it looked a little different, with Taylor Walls in the leadoff slot. pic.twitter.com/VNr9eGkbkt— Tampa Bay Devil Rays (@RaysBaseball) June 25, 2022 This...
DRaysBay 16 hours ago
GDT: An early afternoon weekend game!

GDT: An early afternoon weekend game!

Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports The Rays do great in these games, right?...right??? Go Rays!
DRaysBay Jun 24, 2022
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 24, 2022
GDT: This Oneil Cruz guy is pretty good!

GDT: This Oneil Cruz guy is pretty good!

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Wish the Rays had a fun young dynamic player in their lineup right now too, but alas Go Rays!
DRaysBay Jun 24, 2022
Rays Series Preview: Pirates, prospects sail into town

Rays Series Preview: Pirates, prospects sail into town

Oneil Cruz | Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Pittsburgh series offer the Rays a chance to get back on track. The Tampa Bay Rays have continued a tough stretch when it comes to injuries and that has begun to catch up to the Rays in the standings. Manuel Margot going down with an injury that could potentially see him miss the season is just the latest in a long list of impactful players on the Injured List. Fortunately Wander Franco could be returning as early as this weekend, but there’s still a lot of players that the Rays need to return. The Rays have fallen to...
DRaysBay Jun 22, 2022
Rays 4 Yankees 5: I miss having a good bullpen

Rays 4 Yankees 5: I miss having a good bullpen

Photo by Kevin Sabitus/ Tonight the Rays played four innings of great baseball that reminded me of the Rays of recent years. Good pitching, solid defense, and strong offense from across the lineup. They looked sharp! They had a lead! It was fun. But then some of the demons of 2022 emerged. Outs on the bases. Costly fielding errors. And finally, when you need 12 bullpen outs and you are counting on Colin Faucher (ERA 9.82, FIP 6.67), Ryan Thompson (ERA 5.87, FIP 4.82) and Ralph Garza (ERA a surprisingly low 3.27, FIP 4.63) to get them, you have to think “maybe this...
DRaysBay Jun 22, 2022
GDT: A nice little day off tomorrow

GDT: A nice little day off tomorrow

Dave Nelson-USA TODAY Sports Wouldn’t fault you if you were watching the Bolts game, though Go Rays!
DRaysBay Jun 21, 2022
Rays 5, Yankees 4: Break down las Paredes

Rays 5, Yankees 4: Break down las Paredes

Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports Isaac Paredes joins the Rays record books With Kevin Kiermaier and Manuel Margot joining a long list of Rays players on the injured list, Kevin Cash was forced to change up the lineup more than he usually does. For Tuesday night’s game against Nestor Cortés Jr. and the New York Yankees, Cash chose Isaac Paredes to hit in the coveted second spot as the team tried to avoid losing yet another series to the Bronx Bombers. While the Rays considered bringing up Josh Fleming to make a traditional start, they instead went with a bullpen day....
DRaysBay Jun 21, 2022
GDT: Just call me Linkin Park

GDT: Just call me Linkin Park

Dave Nelson-USA TODAY Sports Because I have become so Numb Go Rays!
DRaysBay Jun 21, 2022
Rays prospects and minor leagues: Franco begins rehab assignment

Rays prospects and minor leagues: Franco begins rehab assignment

Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports According to Marc Topkin, the Rays hope to add an important player back to their lineup as soon as the weekend. A number of players from the team’s 2021 class have gotten their pro careers off to good starts. - Carson Williams (No. 28 overall) has a .899 OPS in his full-season debut with 50 games at shortstop- Kyle Manzardo (No. 63) has a .988 OPS with a .298 ISO in 34 games with High-A Bowling Green- Dru Baker (No. 130) quickly earned a promotion from Low-A Charleston and has a .895 OPS with 20 steals in 24 attempts across two levels-...
DRaysBay Jun 20, 2022
Rays 2, Yankees 4: Ugh, these guys again?

Rays 2, Yankees 4: Ugh, these guys again?

Photo by Tyler Schank/ Injuries aplenty made this one a real bummer. It seems like every time I turn around the Rays are playing the Yankees (no one point out the regularity with which divisional rivals play, I know, but it feels like 190 times a season, not 19). And with the Yankees maintaining a strong lead in the AL East, the games between these two clubs feels like they matter more than usual. This time around it was a battle of the aces (it feels exceptionally strange to call Shane McClanahan the team’s “ace” but at this point I think he’s earned himself...
DRaysBay Jun 20, 2022
GDT: Oh God it’s the Yankees again

GDT: Oh God it’s the Yankees again

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports Someone get an AED ready for me Go Rays!
DRaysBay Jun 20, 2022
Series Preview: Rays vs Yankees

Series Preview: Rays vs Yankees

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports The Tampa Bay Rays return home after a nightmare of a road trip. They went 2-7 and were swept by the New York Yankees. Six of the games were decided by one run. Unfortunately the Rays only won one of the six. Now the Rays face the Yankees at Tropicana Field. The Yankees have won 16 of their last 18 and have expanded their lead to 11.0 over the Toronto Blue Jays, 13.0 over the Rays, 13.5 over the Boston Red Sox, and 20.0 over the Baltimore Orioles. Schedule Monday 7:10 PM: Gerrit Cole vs Shane McClanahanTuesday 7:10 PM: Nestor Cortes...
DRaysBay Jun 20, 2022
View from the Catwalks: Things Fall Apart

View from the Catwalks: Things Fall Apart

Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports Here’s hoping the scuffling Rays found the bottom The Rays slumped their way through a 1-5 week and a 2-7 road trip, dropping three to the Yankees and two of three to the Orioles. They are in third place in the AL East, 13 games behind New York, though they do still somehow hold the final wild card slot. They host the Yankees for a three game set starting this evening before welcoming the Pirates on Friday for three games. The 13 man pitching staff limit goes into effect today. Though there are rumors Josh Lowe will be the position...
DRaysBay Jun 20, 2022
Rays Your Voice: Explaining Jeffrey Springs with Austin Reimann

Rays Your Voice: Explaining Jeffrey Springs with Austin Reimann

Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports We also discuss a “transition year” for the offense. Austin Reimann joins the show this week to talk about his recent article on Jeffrey Springs. We discuss how he is able to attack hitters and get outs the second and third time through the order. Springs has been a revelation, and Danny Russell and I marveled about his transformation into a starting pitcher on last week’s episode. Last night, Jonathan Mayo reported that Josh Lowe will be returning to the big league roster as the Rays were forced to remove a pitcher from the...

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