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Javier Continues Scoreless Streak, Astros Down Rays, 2-1

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Cristian Javier continued his late-season theatrics with his fourth straight scoreless outing. Cristian Javier followed up his one-hit, eight strikeout effort with another gem. Box Score In fact, Javier (11-9) hasn’t allowed more than four hits in any game since August 7, a span of nine starts. In addition, he’s allowed no runs on six hits over his past 23 innings, while walking six and striking out 29 (opposing slashline .087/.156/.087) In today’s game, he got 62-of-95 offerings over the plate, striking out seven, walking two, and...


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...

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Framber smacked hard by Rays to go past Astros 7-3

Photo by Carmen Mandato/ The Rays clinched a playoff berth after ambushing Valdez in the innings five and six. On Friday night, the Astros couldn’t hit with men on bases and Framber Valdez was hit hard by the Rays as the Astros lost 7-3. After a historic streak of 25 quality starts, Valdez has given up 20 hits and 10 earned runs over his last two outings (10.2 IP), which could be a sign of he’s running out of gas. The game was a low-scoring one during the first four innings. In fact, the Astros were up in the score by the end of the fourth, thanks to Alex...

Pinstripe Alley

Rivalry Roundup: Mariners, Rays clinch playoff spots

Photo by Alika Jenner/ Recapping how the Yankees’ top AL opponents fared on September 30th. There was nothing to report from last night in the Bronx on the Yankees except for muttering about Aaron Judge and some relief pitcher injuries here and there. No. 62 will have to wait for today at the earliest, and the Orioles remained alive by beating the Yankees, 2-1. It was ultimately just a stay of execution, as they were eliminated later in the night. Here’s what happened elsewhere in the American League. Seattle Mariners 2 (86-70), Oakland Athletics 1...


GDT: Welcome to Spooky Season!

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports Also known as “Baseball Playoffs Season” Go Rays!

Call to the Pen

Charlie Morton back for another year with Atlanta Braves

It was not that long ago that Charlie Morton seemed likely to retire. He had said that he was on his last contract when he signed with the Rays ahead of the 2019 season, a statement that made sense considering that he had a young family back home. While he ended up signing with the […] Charlie Morton back for another year with Atlanta Braves - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Pinstripe Alley

Zack Britton to 60-day IL; Jacob Barnes activated

Photo by Elsa/ The lefty’s post-Tommy John playoff roster bid is over. When Zack Britton went down in August 2021 with a torn UCL and Tommy John surgery on his docket, he was hopeful that he could work his way back to the majors in time for the 2022 playoffs. To his credit, the former All-Star endured the grueling rehab, and after eight appearances in the minors, the Yankees were ready to give him a shot with expanded rosters for the final month. Britton was activated on September 22nd, completing a comeback worthy of praise. Sadly, it now seems like Britton tried to...

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NYY vs. BAL: Nestor Cortes vs. Austin Voth

Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports The division rivals face off again on a rainy day. The loss last night ended up setting the scene for that incredible Mariners walk-off home run to end their record postseason drought, so it’s hard to be too mad, right? That Cal Raleigh homer did end the Orioles’ long-shot chance at the postseason, but this is still an incredible season for them. Fortunately for the Yankees, this all means that the only real stakes for today are if the Yankees can avoid any more injuries — and if Aaron Judge can hit his 62nd home run. Nestor Cortes...

Cardinals notebook: Tyler O'Neill races, more or less, to get ready for postseason

Outfielder is trying to rebound from hamstring injury which has kept him out for two weeks.


Dodgers Injury Updates: Dustin May, Blake Treinen & Tony Gonsolin

The Los Angeles Dodgers have less than two weeks remaining before they host their first playoff game at...

Blogging the Bombers | New York Daily News

Zack Britton leaves Friday’s game with injury

Britton, pitching in the sixth inning against the Orioles at Yankee Stadium, summoned the trainers after throwing a very wild pitch and exited the game in the middle of an at-bat.

OC Register

Angels’ Mike Trout finishing season strong despite concerns about back injury

Trout has started 36 of 39 games since returning from the IL in August, and head athletic trainer Mike Frostad says Trout has done a good job of following a routine to maintain his health.


Dodgers Injury Update: Justin Turner Recovering From Shin Contusion Each Day

Justin Turner was out of the Los Angeles Dodgers lineup for the final two games of the series at Petco Park...

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2022 Series Poll: Tampa Bay Rays @ Houston Astros

Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports The Astros (102-54, 1st in AL West) welcome the Rays (85-71, 3rd in AL East) to MMP for the penultimate series of the season Quick Notes For the second time in as many weeks the Astros will face off against the Rays as Tampa attempts to lock down a Wild Card spot for the postseason. Tampa has been slowly meandering towards that shining goal, but uninspired play has kept the champagne on ice thanks to a 3-4 record since they faced the Astros at the start of last week. For the Rays, it’s been a season like most in their recent history:...

Rox Pile

Colorado Rockies: Injuries shift look of roster ahead of Dodgers series

The Colorado Rockies head into their final series of the season with plenty of changes to their roster as they head to Chavez Ravine to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers, beginning on Friday night. Injuries have shifted the look of the Colorado Rockies roster ahead of the finale against the Los Angeles Dodgers Let’s […] Colorado Rockies: Injuries shift look of roster ahead of Dodgers series - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - Colorado Rockies News, Rumors, and Fan Community


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!

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Game 157 Thread. September 30, 2022, 7:10 CT. Rays @ Astros

Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports It's Framberin time Here are the lineups.


Dodgers Injury Update: Dustin May ‘Completely Confident’ He Will Return For NLDS

The Los Angeles Dodgers suffered another injury in their rotation when Dustin May was placed on the 15-day...

Pinstripe Alley

Rivalry Roundup: Mariners on the finish line, Jays back into playoffs

Photo by Steph Chambers/ The field is nearly set as the clock approaches midnight for Baltimore. The Yankees had an off day last night, traveling home for their final homestand of the regular season. They probably don’t have much concern over what the rest of the league is doing anymore now that they’ve secured the AL East, but there is potential to scout out their possible opponents still and if nothing else it makes for something to watch while taking it easy. So, let’s run through the relevant parties and their results from last night: Tampa Bay Rays 1...

Jays Journal

The Blue Jays are heading to the playoffs but there is still work to be done

This time last year, the Toronto Blue Jays were on the outside looking in when it came to playoff baseball. The Tampa Bay Rays had locked up the AL East and the Boston Red Sox were sitting first in the AL Wild Card while the New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners were tied for the […] The Blue Jays are heading to the playoffs but there is still work to be done - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community

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Yankees Mailbag: Looking ahead to 2023; checking in on traded prospects

Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/ The mailbag is all about the future this week. Good afternoon everyone, it’s time for another edition of the mailbag. Remember to send in your questions for our weekly call by e-mail to pinstripealleyblog [at] gmail [dot] com. Neil S. asks: The AL East looks absolutely stacked. The Blue Jays and Rays are contenders, the Orioles surprised people this season and with loads of talent, they are likely to be good. I could see the Red Sox bouncing back next season ... Heading into 2023, which AL East team(s) is/are most likely to...

Bluebird Banter

Game #157 Preview: Pivetta vs Manoah

Photo by Thomas Skrlj/MLB Photos via Red Sox (75-81) vs Blue Jays (87-69) The Blue Jays open up their final home series of the 2022 regular season, hosting the Red Sox for three games. While the Jays’ officially clinched a playoff spot yesterday, Wild Card order and therefore homefield advantage and opponent are still on the table. The most ideal situation is for the Jays to host, which they need to outright beat both Seattle and Tampa Bay in order to do thanks to tie breakers, which makes the Mariners essentially 0.5 games back and the Rays 1.0 game back. The...

Fish Stripes

Offishial news, 9/30/22: Avisaíl García’s grand return; 2-way Bahamian prospect; Mel’s status

Photo by John Fisher/ Today’s Marlins news roundup also includes details about Sixto Sánchez’s latest shoulder surgery. Marlins Game Coverage Marlins Podcast Episodes Avisaíl García’s return from the injured list started off on the wrong foot, but he more than made up for it with a two-out, two-strike, game-winning grand slam in the top of the eighth inning. It was his first career grand slam, too. The Marlins had a measly 19% win probability prior to his swing, according to Baseball Savant. Safe to assume García will remain Miami’s cleanup...

Over the Monster

Daily Red Sox Links: Can Rich Hill Pitch Forever?

Photo by Maddie Malhotra/Boston Red Sox/ The Red Sox must feel pretty good about what they got from Rich Hill in 2022. (Rob Bradford; WEEI/Audacy) Of course, Hill isn’t finished with baseball. Maybe he never will be and we’ll be watching him throw curveballs until the heat death of the universe. That would be cool. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal) Expectations are always high for big offseason acquisitions like Trevor Story. A cold start and multiple injuries kept him from living up to them, but 2023 will offer him a chance to bounce back. (Chris Cotillo;...

Pinstripe Alley

NYY news: DJ LeMahieu to return Friday

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports LeMahieu to return tonight; no Stanton in the outfield; King won’t need Tommy John; roster decisions ahead; Yanks lend a hand in Hurricane Ian relief ESPN: DJ LeMahieu is expected to return to the team before tonight’s game against the Orioles after being on the injured list with a toe injury since September 5th. Through 120 games, the infielder is hitting .262 with 12 homers. If LeMahieu has healed enough to capture even a semblance of his first-half form, he could have a huge impact as the Yankees head towards the...

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Yankees activate LeMahieu; demote Locastro

Photo by Michael Owens/ The versatile infielder had been out of action since September 5th. The Yankees keep getting good news on the injury front. Harrison Bader, Luis Severino, Scott Effross, and Zack Britton were all activated from stints on the 15-day injured list in the last couple of weeks, and now, it will be DJ LeMahieu’s turn. The versatile infielder has returned to the active roster in time for this weekend’s home series against the Baltimore Orioles. LeMahieu had been dealing with lingering toe inflammation, an ailment that sapped his power and sent him...

South Side Sox

South Side Sox Podcast 122 — Do the White Sox hustle, injury two-step and La Russa shuffle

Chrystal O’Keefe and Joe Resis join Brett Ballantini to discuss the “hot” topics as the sun sets on the 2022 season Welcome to Mothership Podcast, starring Brett Ballantini, Chrystal O’Keefe and Joe Resis. The trio that has brought SSS seven separate podcasts — you might know them from Episode 105 (“Steve Stone”), Episode 38 (“Lynnsanity”), Episode 48 (“Fattening Up”) or even Postgame Podcast 2 (“Rodón No-No”) — have many, many things still to cover this season: Hustle — specifically, do the White Sox have any beyond Mark Payton, a Triple-A...

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: