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DRaysBay Jun 6, 2019
View from the Catwalk: Joey Wendle to begin rehab assignment

View from the Catwalk: Joey Wendle to begin rehab assignment

Out since late April, Joey Wendle is nearing his return Last night, the Tampa Bay Rays shutout the Detroit Tigers, 4-0, to snap their four game losing streak. Charlie Morton dominated, delivering seven scoreless innings and striking out eight during his night on the mound. Oliver Drake closed it out for the Rays, pitching a perfect 8th and 9th inning. Offensively, Avisail Garcia doubled home a run. Austin Meadows tripled, and then scored thanks to an error. Ji-Man Choi was the only Rays player with a multi-hit game. Today, the Rays go for the series victory with Ryne Stanek opening against...
DRaysBay Jun 5, 2019
View from the Catwalk: Snell rocked in Detroit

View from the Catwalk: Snell rocked in Detroit

It was going good, until it wasn’t Last night, the Tampa Bay Rays losing ways continued as they fell, 9-6, to the Detroit Tigers. Blake Snell had overcome a rough couple of innings and appeared to be dominating until he ran into a buzzsaw during a fifth inning that eventually concluded Snell’s night on the mound, as he would give up a grand slam to Miguel Cabrera. The positives for the Rays were low, but Avisail Garcia homered in his return to the lineup and Austin Meadows doubled. Willy Adames launched a grand slam of his own in the 8th, and that’d be it for the Rays...
Tampa Bay Times Jun 4, 2019
Rays get Avisail Garcia back in lineup, Tommy Pham remains sidelined

Rays get Avisail Garcia back in lineup, Tommy Pham remains sidelined

DETROIT - Three relatively quiet weekend days against the Twins made clear how much less imposing the Rays lineup looks without veteran right-handed hitters Avisail Garcia and Tommy Pham.Garcia returned to action on Tuesday, saying the left hamstring soreness is behind him,
Tampa Bay Times Jun 4, 2019
Rays at Tigers lineups for Tuesday, with Avisail Garcia back but Tommy Pham still out

Rays at Tigers lineups for Tuesday, with Avisail Garcia back but Tommy Pham still out

The Rays have Avisail Garcia back in their lineup tonight, but are still without Tommy Pham.Both have been sidelined since Thursday, Garcia with hamstring soreness and Pham with a tight calf.Blake Snell will be on the mound for the Rays, hoping to continue his solid showings.
DRaysBay May 31, 2019
Tommy Pham, Avisail Garcia nursing lower leg injuries

Tommy Pham, Avisail Garcia nursing lower leg injuries

Neither outfielder will be in the lineup tonight. During Thursday night’s game, Tommy Pham left the Rays 14-run walloping of the Minnesota Twins in the fifth inning after a calf cramp crept in as he was running the bases. After the game, Pham demurred on there being any concern: #Rays OF Tommy Pham says he underwent MRI and it revealed “good results.” He didn’t really sound concerned that the injury was anything more serious than a cramp. Pham joked around and said he’ll ask Kevin Cash to be in lineup tomorrow vs. #MNTwins.— Josh Tolentino (@JCTSports) May 31, 2019 What was...
DRaysBay May 30, 2019
Ray 14 Twins 3: Charlie Freakin Morton and a lot of hits lead Rays to dominant win

Ray 14 Twins 3: Charlie Freakin Morton and a lot of hits lead Rays to dominant win

Birthday boy Christian Arroyo, Avisail Garcia and, of course, Austin Meadows all have big nights I thought this was going to be a pitchers duel. Twins starting pitcher Martin Perez is having a great year. His velocity is up from last year’s with his fastball touching 95 and he’s relying more on an effective cutter. He came in with a 2.95 ERA which is significantly lower than his career 4.51. With a 3.72 FIP he’s maybe been a touch lucky but mostly he’s just been good. For the Rays, we had Charlie Morton, who of course, has been Charlie Freakin Morton in most of his starts, capable...
DRaysBay May 29, 2019
View from the Catwalk: Matt Duffy to see specialist regarding his hamstring

View from the Catwalk: Matt Duffy to see specialist regarding his hamstring

Matt Duffy’s injury woes continue The Tampa Bay Rays were victorious last night, thanks to the bats of Avisail Garcia and Austin Meadows, who both homered during the contest against the Toronto Blue Jays. Garcia’s was of the inside-the-park variety as a routine flyball turned disastrous for the Blue Jays. Meanwhile, Austin Meadows kept us his season long hot streak with another longball, his 12th home run of the season. Although he isn’t among the qualifying league leaders, Meadows has the highest wRC+ (192) among players with at least 150 plate appearances. Tonight, the Rays will go...
DRaysBay May 28, 2019
Rays 3, Blue Jays 1: One of these home runs is not like the other

Rays 3, Blue Jays 1: One of these home runs is not like the other

Avisail Garcia took an interesting approach for his four-bagger in the third After a convincing 8-3 victory in yesterday’s series opener-Memorial Day-matinee, the Rays looked to seal a series win against the Blue Jays and left handed starter Clayton Richard. The Rays haven’t necessarily played bad at home, but their 14-11 record at the Trop is a shade worse than their 18-8 road mark. With a four game series against the red hot homer happy Minnesota Twins looming. It would be important for the Rays to get into a groove at home. Opener Ryne Stanek pitched a scoreless first inning, and the...
Tampa Bay Times May 28, 2019
Rays vs. Blue Jays lineups on Tuesday, with a different look

Rays vs. Blue Jays lineups on Tuesday, with a different look

The Rays are looking for a fourth straight win tonight when they take on the Blue Jays at the Trop.The Rays lineup has a bit of a different look facing Jays lefty Clayton Richard, with Avisail Garcia at the top, Willy Adames at cleanup and no Brandon Lowe or Kevin Kiermaier.
Tampa Bay Times May 24, 2019
Marc Topkin's takeaways from Rays' game Friday against Indians

Marc Topkin's takeaways from Rays' game Friday against Indians

• Injuries created some opportunity for additional playing time against right-handers, but credit Avisail Garcia for taking advantage of it. Manager Kevin Cash said Friday what has seemed obvious: "He's forced our hand; he's going to be in the lineup.
DRaysBay May 23, 2019
View from the Catwalk:  Kevin Burkhardt to make debut

View from the Catwalk:  Kevin Burkhardt to make debut

Also, Matt Duffy is sidelined again Last night, the Tampa Bay Rays prevailed against the Los Angeles Dodgers with the final score being, 8-1. It was a duel of the pitching staffs until the Rays broke out in a big way during a seven run seventh inning that featured three run home runs from the bats of Avisail Garcia and Kevin Kiermaier. For Kiermaier, it was his second homerun over his past three games, prior to that, his last home run came on April 5th. News and Links Matt Duffy removed himself from a game last night with the Durham Bulls as he aggravated his hamstring. The veteran...
Tampa Bay Times May 22, 2019
Rays offense responds to lineup shuffle in 8-1 win over Dodgers

Rays offense responds to lineup shuffle in 8-1 win over Dodgers

ST. PETERSBURG - Rays manager Kevin Cash, whose offense has been sputtering for most of the past month, took Wednesday to shuffle his batting order. He gave his hottest hitter, eight-year veteran Avisail Garcia, his second career start in the leadoff spot against the Dodgers,
Tampa Bay Times May 22, 2019
Eduardo A. Encina's takeaways from Wednesday's Rays-Dodgers game

Eduardo A. Encina's takeaways from Wednesday's Rays-Dodgers game

Slugger supremeThe main thing the Rays offense is missing is a hitter who has the ability to carry the offense when the rest of the lineup is struggling. Most of the time that's a slugger. And Avisail Garcia -- whose three-run homer in the seventh gave the Rays a

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