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The Bay Republic Rays Jersey Sweepstakes!

The Bay Republic Rays Jersey Sweepstakes!

Who wants a free Rays jersey? Great news! Our friends at the Rays team store — The Bay Republic — are partnering with DRaysBay for another awesome giveaway. This one is fairly straightforward: Follow both accounts on twitter @DRaysBay and @TheBayRepublic, and send a tweet using the hashtag #DRBxTBRsweepstakes with the player you’d choose if you won! The winner will be chosen just before the Yankees series this weekend. In the meantime, check out the official Rays store website’s collection of jerseys here — including those new baby blues — and swing by your next...
7 hours ago
View from the Catwalks: Rays have an off day to think about what they’ve done

View from the Catwalks: Rays have an off day to think about what they’ve done

Photo by Greg Fiume/ The Spread of the Opener, Revisiting the Willy Adames Trade, and a Josh Donaldson/Tim Anderson Kerfuffle The Rays got through the week with a 3-3 mark, which doesn’t sound terrible until you consider the games were against the Tigers and Orioles. The Baltimore series in particular stung, as the Rays choked away leads in both their losses to the orange birds. It’s probably safe to say the Rays dominance against the O’s is over. They still sit in second place in the AL East, five games back of the Yankees. The Rays are off today, before hosting...
21 hours ago
Rays 6, Orioles 7: Raining on my Paredes

Rays 6, Orioles 7: Raining on my Paredes

Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports The pitching and defense is unable to provide support, as the early lead slips away We had this one. It was right. there. Until it wasn’t. Le sigh. The Rays lost 7-6 to the Orioles because they couldn’t catch the ball, couldn’t make clutch pitches when they needed it, couldn’t get the runner in in extras. It didn’t help that they were playing shorthanded. Andrew Kittredge hit the IL, and wunderkind Wander Franco and on base machine Yandy Diaz were both out of the lineup nursing minor injuries. So who did we have? Well, let’s...
May 22, 2022
GDT: Baseball, Sunday Scaries Edition

GDT: Baseball, Sunday Scaries Edition

Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports Don’t let the day slip away from you! Go Rays!
May 21, 2022
Rays 6, Orioles 1: Are you feeling Randy baby?

Rays 6, Orioles 1: Are you feeling Randy baby?

Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports A strong start from Jeffrey Springs and two blasts from Randy Arozarena propelled the Rays to a 6-1 victory on Saturday night. The Rays got back on track Saturday night behind some strong pitching, clean defense, and a pair of homers from Randy Arozarena. The Rays did everything right en route to a 6-1 victory, playing a clean brand of baseball that was in stark contrast to Friday night’s effort. Jeffrey Springs, the former reliever turned starter, got the ball for the Rays in his third traditional start of the year. The southpaw...
May 21, 2022
GDT: Well, ok, that was not very fun last night

GDT: Well, ok, that was not very fun last night

Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports The Rays have a chance to make it up today though! Go Rays!
May 21, 2022
Rays: 6, Orioles: 8 - Streak Snaps on Odor Walk Off

Rays: 6, Orioles: 8 - Streak Snaps on Odor Walk Off

Photo by Patrick Smith/ Three blown saves late in the game ends Rays’ win streak over Orioles at 15 This Rays game had everything: Not a lot of hits, flashy defense, wild pitches, baserunning AND fielding errors, extra innings, Brett Phillips. Kicking off a weekend trip to Baltimore pic.twitter.com/UNFGSruLc9— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) May 20, 2022 Ready for the Rays! pic.twitter.com/pDYOdPdADw— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) May 20, 2022 Wander Franco helped opener Jalen Beeks in the 2nd inning: There's no way this play should look this easy...
May 20, 2022
GDT: Go Rays!

GDT: Go Rays!

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Go Rays! Go Rays!
May 20, 2022
Series Preview: 3 Game Road-trip in Baltimore

Series Preview: 3 Game Road-trip in Baltimore

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports Tampa Bay has a quick visit to Baltimore before returning home for the Marlins and Yankees. The Tampa Bay Rays continue to add wins with a 23-15 record over the first month plus of the season that would equate to a 98-win pace. The Rays won two out of three against the Detroit Tigers and head to Baltimore for a three game road trip. The red hot New York Yankees (28-10) hold a 5.0 game lead over the Rays, 8.0 games ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays (20-18), 12.0 game lead over the Boston Red Sox (16-22), and 13.5 game lead over the Baltimore...
May 18, 2022
Rays 6, Tigers 1: Isaac Paredes homers twice in dominant win

Rays 6, Tigers 1: Isaac Paredes homers twice in dominant win

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Another solid outing by the Rays as Paredes notched his first career two-homer game against the team that traded him. The Rays offense lit up again, throughout the game, despite Brandon Lowe getting put on the shelf with a back injury. Sadly, it’s worth noting the Rays offense might have benefitted early from an injury for Eduardo Rodriguez, who made it only one out before walking away with at trainer today. Small sample size, but Eduardo Rodriguez had a drop in velocity across his arsenal before leaving in first inning with head...
May 18, 2022
GDT: Who’s watching today’s game from work?

GDT: Who’s watching today’s game from work?

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports I know I am. Go Rays!
May 18, 2022
Rays 8, Tigers 1: Offense backs Shane McClanahan’s gem

Rays 8, Tigers 1: Offense backs Shane McClanahan’s gem

Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports Kiermaier, Phillips, and Arozarena homered. Coming off a deflating 3-2 loss in the ninth inning, the Tampa Bay Rays put up a dominant offensive performance to put the Tigers back in their place, picking up their 22nd win of the season. Shane McClanahan had a masterful 7.0 inning performance on just 90 pitches, picking up seven strikeouts against zero walks. Sugar Shane was challenging the Detroit hitters in the zone with his fastball while teasing on the edges with his off-speed or breaking stuff; everything was working right. It was...
May 17, 2022
Rays prospects and minor leagues: Lowe settles in at Durham

Rays prospects and minor leagues: Lowe settles in at Durham

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ After a rough first series back in the minors, Josh Lowe was at his best last week. Baseball America updated its top-30 list again last week, so there are some new names to check out. Alexander Ovalles joined Osleivis Basabe and Heriberto Hernandez, so all three prospects acquired for Nathaniel Lowe are now in the team’s top 30. Triple-A Durham Bulls (16-20, 5th out of 10) Durham loses, 8-4Durham loses, 8-4Aranda walk-off single caps rallyLowe, Fleming lead Bulls over StripersHerget, bullpen shut out GwinnettPinto, Gray homer as Durham takes...
May 16, 2022
Rays 2 Tigers 3: At least Brett Phillips is out of his slump

Rays 2 Tigers 3: At least Brett Phillips is out of his slump

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The Rays lost a close game today, falling victim to two long balls as their offense failed to put together any sustained rallies. The Detroit pitcher, Alex Faedo, is truly a local boy. Alonso High School, where his dad also coaches, University of Florida. First round pick in 2017. After losing time to Tommy John surgery, he has debuted this year with the Tigers, and made his third start today. I don’t know about you all but while I did want to see a Rays win, I didn’t want to see a young guy humiliated in front of friends and family. My...
May 16, 2022
GDT: GRRRR

GDT: GRRRR

Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Hoping the Klubot from two starts ago shows up today!