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DRaysBay 9 hours ago
Rays 2, Blue Jays 4: Clinching Was Not In The Cards For the Rays Tonight

Rays 2, Blue Jays 4: Clinching Was Not In The Cards For the Rays Tonight

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ The Rays will have to wait until at least tomorrow for their chance to clinch the postseason. The 21st of September had the potential to be a night to remember for this Tampa Bay Rays team. Coming into the night with a magic number of two for the postseason it was possible there could have been a postseason celebration if a few scenarios played out. All of them required the Rays to win, which they fell short in a 4-2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays putting the celebration on hold for now. The strike zone was also as wide as the Rays lead in the...
DRaysBay 13 hours ago
Kevin Kiermaier finds, keeps Blue Jays scouting report on Rays hitters

Kevin Kiermaier finds, keeps Blue Jays scouting report on Rays hitters

The notes were from the catcher and contained the Blue Jays scouting report on Rays batters. Last night Kevin Kiermaier found an important piece of paper lying on the ground. It happened on a slide into home plate, and while sitting in the dirt KK looked down to find a small piece of folded paper sitting next to him. What happened next is exactly what any baseball player in the league would do, but the Blue Jays are upset nonetheless! This bit of news comes from some quality reporting from SportsNet’s Arash Madani, who pieced together the anonymous quotes and...
DRaysBay 13 hours ago
GDT: Would be nice to also get a win here

GDT: Would be nice to also get a win here

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Like yesterday! Go Rays!
DRaysBay 14 hours ago
All 15 whiffs from the Shane Baz debut

All 15 whiffs from the Shane Baz debut

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ What wizardry is this? Shane Baz was phenomenal during his Major League debut Monday night, and that might be underselling just how electric Baz looked on the mound. The 22 year old has made an incredible leap in his development during the 2021 season, all the while climbing the minor league ladder. Baz made 17 appearances in the minor leagues this season, split between Double-A Montgomery and Triple-A Durham, and compiled a 2.06 ERA with a ridiculous 37.9 K% to with an even more ridiculous 113:13 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 78 2⁄3 inning...
DRaysBay 21 hours ago
Rays release Postseason ticket information for 2021

Rays release Postseason ticket information for 2021

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ The Tampa Bay Rays have announced postseason information regarding single-game tickets, ticket packages, suites and party areas, as well as information on ballpark entry, security, and health and safety procedures. Tickets for the potential American League Wild Card Game and all potential Division Series games will go on sale on Thursday, September 30 at 3 p.m. Season Members and Rays Insiders subscribed to email newsletters will receive information about presale opportunities. For access to 2021 Postseason Ticket Packages, which include every...
DRaysBay 23 hours ago
Rays Your Voice: Shane Baz Debut Instant Reaction

Rays Your Voice: Shane Baz Debut Instant Reaction

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ How cool was that? What started as a DRaysBay Instant Reaction Podcast morphed into a more traditional episode of Rays Your Voice as the conversation transitioned from Shane Baz’s electric debut to the postseason roster and attendance issues late in the season. Danny Russell and Darby Robinson join the show this week and break down the series opener between the Rays and Jays, and how Shane Baz and the team managed to defeat AL Cy Young candidate Robbie Ray. As the show progresses, we discuss the postseason roster, and debate who the odd men...
DRaysBay Sep 21, 2021
Rays prospects and minor leagues: Biscuits rally to reach championship

Rays prospects and minor leagues: Biscuits rally to reach championship

Photo by Mary DeCicco/MLB Photos via With a six-game winning streak to close the season, Montgomery joined Bowling Green and Charleston in the postseason. The regular season is now over for Montgomery, Bowling Green, Charleston, and the FCL Rays. The FCL Rays are now done playing, while the other three will play in best of-five championship series. Durham has 10 more games. Those aren’t playoff games, but they apparently also aren’t regular-season games. Triple-A Durham Bulls (77-43) Seymour throws another scoreless startRomero, bullpen edge Knights in pitchers’...
DRaysBay Sep 20, 2021
Rays 6 Blue Jays 4: We’re off to see the Wizard of Baz

Rays 6 Blue Jays 4: We’re off to see the Wizard of Baz

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Baseball is what you do, it’s not who you are. Raja and Tammy Baz saw greatness in their son, Shane, from a young age! @TriciaWhitaker sits down with Shane's parents as they watch their son make his MLB debut with the @RaysBaseball! #RaysUp pic.twitter.com/Q7SkZcXPNm— Bally Sports Sun: Rays (@BallyRays) September 21, 2021 These are the words of wisdom from Raja Baz, father of one young hard throwing lefty who made his major league debut tonight. And maybe that kind of equanimity can help explain how his 22 year old son could take...
DRaysBay Sep 20, 2021
GDT: Would be nice to get a win here

GDT: Would be nice to get a win here

Mike Watters-USA TODAY Sports For old time’s sake Go Rays!
DRaysBay Sep 20, 2021
The best and worst pitching debuts in Tampa Bay Rays history

The best and worst pitching debuts in Tampa Bay Rays history

Photo by Yuichi Masuda/ In a year that’s been filled with several highly anticipated prospects receive promotions to the big leagues, the Rays are bringing yet another one of their touted prospects to the active roster as they are calling up right-handed pitcher Shane Baz to make a start on Monday night against the Toronto Blue Jays. Baz was acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the deal that also brought Tyler Glasnow and Austin Meadows to Tampa Bay and sent Chris Archer to Pittsburgh. It took a couple of weeks to find out Baz was the third player coming to the...
DRaysBay Sep 20, 2021
Rays Series Preview: Who’s your Vladdy?

Rays Series Preview: Who’s your Vladdy?

Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports The Rays welcome the formidable Blue Jays for Shane Baz’s major league debut. The Tampa Bay Rays continue their ten game homestand coming off a disappointing four game split against the Detroit Tigers. This time they take on the Toronto Blue Jays. There has seen some separation between the three teams fighting for a Wild Card. The Rays maintain a 6.5 game lead over the Boston Red Sox, 7.5 games ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays, and 9.0 games ahead of the New York Yankees. The Baltimore Orioles trail by 44.5 games. The Rays have a magic...
DRaysBay Sep 20, 2021
Rays promote top pitching prospect Shane Baz

Rays promote top pitching prospect Shane Baz

Photo by Yuichi Masuda/ He will wear No. 11 and debut against the Blue Jays tonight. The Rays have called up their top pitching prospect Shane Baz to make his major league debut tonight. Baz was the Player To Be Named Later in the trade that sent Chris Archer to the Pittsburgh Pirates, and in a twist of fate, was added to the major league roster in the corresponding move that transferred the since re-signed and re-injured Archer to the 60-day injured list. The twelfth overall pick in the 2017 draft, Baz snuck under the radar last year as he spent the 2020 season at...
DRaysBay Sep 20, 2021
View from the Catwalk: Rays you are not making this easy

View from the Catwalk: Rays you are not making this easy

Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports Rays News Yesterday was Bark in the Park, and I think we all wanted to do a little howling as the Rays seemingly ran themselves out of the game. Rays struggling to score any runs while their challengers are feasting against Baltimore means that that clinching day, which seemed so close we could taste the bad champagne, just keeps getting postponed. Can we....not keep losing? Of course the Rays start a series against the Blue Jays tonight, with Cy Young candidate Robbie Ray on the mound so things don’t get any easier. Trying not to...
DRaysBay Sep 19, 2021
Rays 0, Tigers 2: When is Wander coming back?

Rays 0, Tigers 2: When is Wander coming back?

Mike Watters-USA TODAY Sports Rays lose season series to Tigers The Rays dropped the finale of this four game set to the Tigers. It was not exactly an exciting game. Basically, the Tigers hit two solo homers, and the Rays ... didn’t? The loss meant that the Rays lost the season series to the Tigers. On the bright side, the Yankees 11-1 loss to the Guardians dropped the playoff clinching magic number to three (I think). Wins by the Red Sox and the Blue Jays meant the division clinching magic number stays at six. Let’s do a quick run down, because I really don’t...
DRaysBay Sep 19, 2021
GDT: What’s the magic number again?

GDT: What’s the magic number again?

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Counting down the days... Go Rays!

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  • Nelson Cruz

    Nelson Cruz

    View from the Catwalks: Yarbs and Nelly are Roberto Clemente Award nominees

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    Wander Franco

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