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Tampa Bay Times 58 mins ago
How to kill playoff chances? Rays blow six-run lead in 9th, lose 9-8 to Jays

How to kill playoff chances? Rays blow six-run lead in 9th, lose 9-8 to Jays

TORONTO - The Rays had done so much right in making their entertaining, exciting and endearing September run to make it a race for the final American League playoff spot.But it was what they couldn't do Thursday night, get the final three outs of a game they led by six runs,
Tampa Bay Times 1 hour ago
Marc Topkin's takeaways from Thursday's Rays-Blue Jays game

Marc Topkin's takeaways from Thursday's Rays-Blue Jays game

As if the Rays haven't been innovative enough - with relievers starting and starters relieving, with pitchers playing infield spots and infielders playing the outfield - Thursday they unveiled a four-man outfield.Thursday was another example of
DRaysBay 1 hour ago
Rays: 8, Blue Jays: 9 - Ninth Inning collapse ends Rays’ season

Rays: 8, Blue Jays: 9 - Ninth Inning collapse ends Rays’ season

What just happened? Rays are continuing their playoff push with one last visit to the great white north to take on the Blue Jays. Ryne Stanek would get things started and open the game, and looked sharp in the 1st inning, but got into trouble in the 2nd with a ground rule double to Randal Grichuk, and then a HR to not-a-wrestler Rowdy Tellz to quickly make it 2-0 Blue Jays. Cash would give Stanek a shot to redeem himself against Kevin Pillar, but Stanek allowed him to single and that would be the end of the night for him. Yonny Chirinos took over for Stanek and looked S H A R P. He would...
Tampa Bay Times 3 hours ago
Rays journal: Austin Meadows gets called up, but there's nowhere to put him

Rays journal: Austin Meadows gets called up, but there's nowhere to put him

TORONTO - After taking his first look at OF Austin Meadows in Rays colors, manager Kevin Cash said the promising prospect is a "huge part" of their future. But he also acknowledged that they might not get much of a look at that future over the remaining 10 games of the regular
DRaysBay 6 hours ago
GDT: Opening in the Great White North

GDT: Opening in the Great White North

Dirty Thor takes the hill Go (Ulcer-Inducing) Rays
Bucs Nation 6 hours ago
Bucs vs Steelers - Thursday Injury Report

Bucs vs Steelers - Thursday Injury Report

The initial injury report for the Monday night game between the Buccaneers and Steelers has been released The initial injury report for the Buccaneers and Steelers has been released and there are some new - and welcomed - changes from previous weeks. For the first time since July, first round pick Vita Vea was a participant in practice and may be on track to make his NFL debut soon. Also a participant in practice was cornerback Brent Grimes who missed the first two games with a groin injury. Grimes says he is going to play Monday night which would be a welcomed addition by Bucs fans...
Tampa Bay Times 9 hours ago
For starters: Rays at Blue Jays, looking to keep rolling

For starters: Rays at Blue Jays, looking to keep rolling

Having won five straight, a majors-best 14 in 17 September games, and 23 of their past 28 overall, the Rays are looking to keep rolling as they open a four-game series tonight against the Blue Jays in Toronto.
Tell us: What are you doing to celebrate FitzMagic?

Tell us: What are you doing to celebrate FitzMagic?

Have you fallen under the spell of FitzMagic?Are you growing a beard? Naming your dogs (or your kids) after Ryan Fitzpatrick? We want to hear from you.Let us know what you're doing to celebrate the hottest player in the NFL - Tampa Bay's own Ryan Fitzpatrick.We
Bucs DT Vita Vea, CB Brent Grimes return to practice, could play vs. Steelers

Bucs DT Vita Vea, CB Brent Grimes return to practice, could play vs. Steelers

Bucs fans can stop the hand-wringing over injuries to DT Vita Vea and CB Brent Grimes.The Bucs' first-round pick and their best cornerback both returned to practice Thursday after missing the first two games.If everything goes well this week, Vea and Grimes could play big
DRaysBay 10 hours ago
Mr. Phamtastic

Mr. Phamtastic

The Rays made a bet based on Pham’s exit velocity and the early returns have been fantastic. On the morning of July 31, 2018 the baseball world was in the midst of trade deadline frenzy, with a potential Chris Archer trade garnering a lot of attention. The St. Louis Cardinals were considered a possible Archer landing spot. Early in the day the news broke. The Rays completed a trade with the St. Louis Cardinals. But Archer was not part of it. The Rays acquired outfielder Tommy Pham and $500k in International Free Agent spending pool money for outfielder Justin Williams, left handed...
The Pewter Plank 12 hours ago

Buccaneers passing offense can mask lackluster rushing attack

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers rushing attack has gotten off to a slow start. It may not matter if Ryan Fitzpatrick can continue to shred defenses through the air. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have enjoyed a rocket start to the 2018 campaign. Ryan Fitzpatrick has taken the league by storm leading the Bucs to a 2-0 […] Buccaneers passing offense can mask lackluster rushing attack - The Pewter Plank - The Pewter Plank - A Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: When might Jameis Winston return under center?

Tom Jones joins Rick Stroud on today's podcast to discuss-if and when Jameis Winston might regain his job as starting quarterback of the Bucs.Plus, they talk about what Tony Dungy, who is set to be inducted into the Bucs' Ring of Honor, has met to the franchise.And,
Bucs Nation 15 hours ago
Rookie recap: Week two

Rookie recap: Week two

Tampa Bay’s rookies are still very much a work in progress, but there were some encouraging things to be seen in Sunday’s win over the Eagles. The Buccaneers improved their record to 2-0 on Sunday with a 27-21 home win over the Philadelphia Eagles. Tampa Bay’s rookies are still working through the expected early-season learning curve, but there were positives from a few guys in the victory. There’s still plenty of room for improvement as well. Let’s get going with this week’s rookie recap. S Jordan Whitehead, CBs Carlton Davis and M.J. Stewart The fact that Jordan Whitehead,...
DRaysBay 15 hours ago
View from the catwalk: “Carried by babies”

View from the catwalk: “Carried by babies”

The movie of the 2018 Rays season now has a tagline. Rays Links Zach Crizer, I refuse to accept any discussion of baseball economics, and the Rays and the Yankees, that doesn’t even acknowledge the resource disparity between MLB teams, the inadequate job that baseball does in addressing it, and the effect that disparity has on the viable strategies of teams in different size markets as well as on the local fans’ experience of the sport. You can write your paeans to the wealth of large cities if you want, just don’t expect those of us who identify as being from somewhere else to be...
Bucs Nation 16 hours ago
The Crow’s Nest: Own a piece of the (Fitz)magic!

The Crow’s Nest: Own a piece of the (Fitz)magic!

Get your very own Ryan Fitzpatrick t-shirt! Have you ever wanted to own a piece of the magic that’s captivating the nation? Have you ever wanted to stay humble? Well, now you can! Our friends over at Breaking T have just launched an AWESOME Ryan Fitzpatrick t-shirt for Buccaneers fans! Inspired by his post game press conference following their 27-21 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, this shirt comes in Bucs red with the words “stay humble” and a skull with the beard to match. They’ve also added some chains you see hanging underneath the beard. Click on the below link and get...

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