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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...


D-Backs' rookie Seth Beer to undergo shoulder surgery, could be out months

Diamondbacks rookie Seth Beer needs surgery on his left shoulder, and his start to spring training could be delayed.       

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Manoah helps Blue Jays top Rays 4-2, maintain wild-card spot

Rookie Alek Manoah rebounded from early control issues to last six innings and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 on Tuesday night to improve to a major league-best 16-4 in September.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Rays' Cash apologizes after Kiermaier takes, keeps data card

Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash apologized to Blue Jays management a day after Rays veteran Kevin Kiermaier scooped up a scouting data card that fell out of Toronto catcher Alejandro Kirks wristband and refused to give it back.


After 707 days, Luis Severino is all the way back

The Yankees pitcher goes two scoreless innings to wrap up a victory over the Rangers and cap his long return from Tommy John surgery.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

LEADING OFF: Rays see what's in the cards with Blue Jays

A look at whats happening around the majors on Wednesday:

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Mitch Garver's season: 'Wrecked is an understatement,' Twins catcher says

Catcher Mitch Garver was hitting the ball hard until he was beset by injuries, but now he's looking to finish strong.

Rox Pile

Colorado Rockies injury news: Connor Joe’s return “not looking too good”

Connor Joe has played in just three September games for the Colorado Rockies, and it appears that a strained right hamstring could keep Joe out of the lineup for the rest of the season. Joe, who often provided a spark for the Rockies in the leadoff spot, slashing .274/.394/.500 with an .894 OPS when batting […] Colorado Rockies injury news: Connor Joe’s return “not looking too good” - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - Colorado Rockies News, Rumors, and Fan Community

Bluebird Banter

Jays get a win in Tropicana Field (but still, burn it to the ground)

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ Blue Jays 3 Rays 2 It wasn’t Alek Manoah’s best start of the season, but he fought through 6 innings allowing just 2 runs. He gave up 5 hits and 6 walks. Alek hadn’t allowed more than 3 walks in any of his starts before this. Being fair to Alek, Joe West’s strike zone seemed to be shifted over away from the batter. Alek couldn’t get a call on the inside part of the plate, but the outside corner was three or four inches off the plate. I’ve said it before, but pitchers who fight through things when they don’t have their best stuff...

Bleed Cubbie Blue

Chicago Cubs News: Alfonso Rivas to IL; Nick Martini recalled from Iowa

Photo by Cody Glenn/Icon Sportswire via The Cubs’ OF/1B may miss the rest of the year with a finger injury. Nick Martini joins the team. The Chicago Cubs today announced that first baseman Alfonso Rivas has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a right middle finger injury. To replace Rivas on the roster, outfielder Nick Martini was recalled from Triple-A Iowa. Rivas, 25, made his major league debut on August 29. Since that time, he’s played in 18 games and hit .318/.388/.409 (14 for 44) with one home run and three runs batted in. With only 12 games left in...


Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger goes to IL for third time, this time with rib fracture

Bellinger was expected to play through the rib injury “per his pain tolerance,” according to Dave Roberts over the weekend. But he was scratched from the lineup Tuesday and placed on the injured list.

Pinstripe Alley

Yankees 7, Rangers 1: Sevy’s long-awaited return

Photo by Sarah Stier/ Judge, Stanton, and Gallo all homered, but tonight was about Severino’s return from injury. As important as each win is for the Yankees, the race for the postseason seemed to take a back seat as Luis Severino pitched for the first time in two years. The former ace threw the final two innings of the 7-1 victory, striking out a pair. It was one of those moments that reminds us why we love baseball, to see how much his return meant to him, his teammates, and the fans in Yankee Stadium. The Yankees offense took some time to get into full gear, but...


Stewart to undergo right knee surgery

PHILADELPHIA—Orioles outfielder DJ Stewart’s season is over. Stewart was placed on the 60-day injured list with a right knee injury, and he’ll soon undergo surgery for what the team has called a “right knee osteochondral defect.” “They’re going to clean it up in the next couple of weeks,” manager Brandon Hyde said. “He’ll have a […]


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’...


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...

Rising Apple

NY Mets: Bob Apodaca, one of the great injury casualties

Injuries have ruined the careers of many wonderful athletes. Long before many surgeries like Tommy John were commonplace, athletes would suffer a torn ligament or something similar and see their careers flash before their eyes. One member of the New York Mets you may remember who suffered this poor fate is Bob Apodaca. I remember […] NY Mets: Bob Apodaca, one of the great injury casualties - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

Bluebird Banter

Game #151 Preview: Manoah vs Rasmussen

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ Blue Jays (84-66) vs Rays (93-58) After a frustrating loss last night, the Blue Jays will look to bounce back in the second of three games against the Rays. Tonight’s contest once again gets underway at 7:10 ET. Blue Jays’ Starter Rookie right hander Alek Manoah will make his 18th start of the year, doing so on a little bit of extra rest after throwing a career high 8 innings last Monday. He was about as dominant as a Blue Jays’ starter has been, allowing just 1 hit over those 8 innings, walking none while striking out 10. That fantastic...


GDT: Would be nice to also get a win here

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Like yesterday! Go Rays!


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...


Garrett Whitlock Injury: Red Sox Place Reliever On 10-Day IL

Here’s the bad news: Garrett Whitlock is going on the injured list. Here’s the good news: Whitlock is expected to pitch again this season. The rookie reliever has been a star in the Boston Red Sox bullpen as a Rule 5 selection, but the right-hander suffered a scare during Sunday’s win over the Baltimore Orioles. […] The post Garrett Whitlock Injury: Red Sox Place Reliever On 10-Day IL appeared first on NESN.com.


Red Sox’s Alex Cora Assures Garrett Whitlock Injury Not ‘That Serious’

The Boston Red Sox on Tuesday placed pitcher Garrett Whitlock on the 10-day injured list. The Rule 5 reliever left Boston’s 8-6 win over the Baltimore Orioles after teammate Rafael Devers noticed something a bit off with his velocity. After one full inning of work, Whitlock came back out for more, but walked the first […] The post Red Sox’s Alex Cora Assures Garrett Whitlock Injury Not ‘That Serious’ appeared first on NESN.com.

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Chicago White Sox reinstate outfielder Adam Engel from the injured list and option infielder Romy González to Triple-A Charlotte

Injuries have limited Chicago White Sox outfielder Adam Engel, but he was back Tuesday and in the lineup against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.

Over the Monster

MLB Playoff Race Update: The Yankees gain ground on Toronto

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ And Jon Lester wins number 200. With time running out in the regular season, the races around the league are coming down to the wire. That does include the American League wildcard, in which the Red Sox are stuck in a tight race, but also the rest of the league as well. For those interested in that league-wide picture, we’ll be providing a daily update the rest of the season on the state of races around baseball. American League East The Rays started a big series this week, at least from the Red Sox’ perspective as Tampa Bay took on the Blue...

Pinstripe Alley

NYY vs. TEX: Jordan Montgomery vs. Dane Dunning

Photo by Greg Fiume/ The bombers turn to their lanky lefty to keep the pressure on in the AL Wild Card race. It was closer than it needed to be, but the Yankees pulled off a much-needed win last night in the series opener against the Rangers. With the Blue Jays also losing to the Rays, the Bombers now sit a half-game out of the second AL Wild Card spot. Can they keep the pressure on with another win tonight? Jordan Montgomery has been largely excellent for the Yankees in his first full season since his 2017 rookie campaign. In fact, you could make the argument that he...

Bluebird Banter

GameThread Game #151: Blue Jays at Little Trop of Horrors

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The Jays have not lost back to back games since August, so we are due for a win today. Some exciting news down on the farm, from the division leaders: ROSTER MOVE: @BlueJays Top Prospect, C Gabriel Moreno (#33 overall by @MLBPipeline), set to join the #Bisons for start of 'Final Stretch' on Wednesday!https://t.co/M3bDd2DLIs— Buffalo Bisons (@BuffaloBisons) September 21, 2021 Here are tonight’s lineups. Kirk catches in back to back games. We have Joe West as the HP umpire tonight. Today's Lineups BLUE JAYS RAYS George...

Amazin Avenue

UnforMETable: Kevin Collins

The young utility infielder just missed being part of the Miracle Mets, as he was involved in the trade that brought the Mets Donn Clendenon. Welcome to UnforMETable, an Amazin’ Avenue Audio show that looks back on less heralded, more obscure Mets players from the past. The Mets signed Kevin Collins as a 17 year old in 1964. The infielder was rushed to the majors due to combination of baseball’s pre-draft era waiver rules and the young team’s many needs, and injuries and a lack of proper development time would soon stunt any opportunity for Collins to flourish. Passed on...

Redbird Rants

St. Louis Cardinals: 3 things to watch for in 2022

Here are three things that I’ll be interested in seeing unfold for the St. Louis Cardinals next season. The St. Louis Cardinals are rocketing their way toward the wild card spot, and it’s an exciting time to be a Cardinals fan. This season has been a roller coaster, with injuries aplenty and some unexpected breakouts […] St. Louis Cardinals: 3 things to watch for in 2022 - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

Jays Journal

Blue Jays: How the club almost lost Jordan Romano back in late 2018

Drafted by the Blue Jays in the tenth round of the 2014 MLB Draft, Markham, Ontario’s Jordan Romano has been one of the best arms in the bullpen this season. This comes after a strong 2020 campaign that saw the right-hander earn his first major league save but also battled injuries on his way to […] Blue Jays: How the club almost lost Jordan Romano back in late 2018 - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community

Lowe's home run lifts Rays to walk-off win | Red Sox-Rays Game Highlights 9/21/19

Condensed Game: Nate Lowe hit a walk-off two-run home run in the 11th inning, giving the Rays a 5-4 win over the Red Sox Don't forget to subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/mlb Follow us elsewhere too: Twitter: https://twitter.com/MLB Instagram: https://

Adames' walk-off lifts Rays in 11 frames | Red Sox-Rays Game Highlights 9/20/19

Condensed Game: Willy Adames lined the walk-off single in the 11th to deliver the Rays a 5-4 victory over the Red Sox Don't forget to subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/mlb Follow us elsewhere too: Twitter: https://twitter.com/MLB Instagram: https://www

Meadows' HR in 11th propels Rays | Rays-Dodgers Game Highlights 9/18/19

Condensed Game: Austin Meadows clubbed a go-ahead home run in the 11th inning to lead the Rays to a marathon win in extras Don't forget to subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/mlb Follow us elsewhere too: Twitter: https://twitter.com/MLB Instagram: https: