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DRaysBay Aug 12, 2020
Rays 9, Red Sox 5 : Hump Day, Bump Day

Rays 9, Red Sox 5 : Hump Day, Bump Day

Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports There’s something about Fenway Park and the 2019 & 2020 Rays After taking the first two games of a four-game set at Fenway Park, the Rays were back in action on Wednesday. Brandon Lowe made a rare start in right field, and Meadows gets a night as the DH. Happy bump day everyone. Bumpday on humpday https://t.co/A7SgfDyYZu pic.twitter.com/97XJshQbYY— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) August 12, 2020 The Pitching Rays fans had to wait for nearly a third of the season before they got to see somewhat of a normal start from former Cy Young Award winner...
DRaysBay Jul 31, 2020
Kevin Kiermaier and the non-slide into second base

Kevin Kiermaier and the non-slide into second base

Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports Let’s slide into the math. During last night’s game against the Braves in Atlanta, Rays manager Kevin Cash did something a little out of the ordinary: down one run, he swapped in a pinch runner for the man on first base, bringing in Kevin Kiermaier to run for the not-that-slow Brandon Lowe. There was already one out, as left fielder Adam Duvall had made an astounding dive at the warning track to rob Jose Martinez of a no-doubt double. If that ball wasn’t caught, you might have expected a pinch runner to be the man on second for Brandon Lowe at the...
DRaysBay Jul 28, 2020
The Rays are putting their scariest hitters at leadoff, and I love it.

The Rays are putting their scariest hitters at leadoff, and I love it.

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ This is more op-ed than analysis, sorry. When you think of a leadoff hitter in your mind, what do you see? Do they look something like Ichiro or Billy Hamilton? Last season Kevin Cash started using Austin Meadows as his primary leadoff hitter — an All-Star caliber hitter and frequent DH, batting in front of Tommy Pham second and saving his big guns like lefty Ji-Man Choi or righty Yandy Diaz for fourth in the order. I loved this. There were moments where Cash reverted to some formidable hitters who’d be lighter on their feet in the early going: Brandon Lowe...
DRaysBay Jul 27, 2020
View from the Catwalks: a successful opening weekend

View from the Catwalks: a successful opening weekend

Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports The Rays take two of three from the Jays The Rays exit Opening Weekend with a 2-1 Record and in first place, tied with the Yankees and [checks notes] the Orioles? Yeah, okay. Anyway, the Rays pulled off a successful opening series thanks to big hits all weekend from Ji-Man Choi (including a homer from the right side), a big triple Saturday and a scrappy infield single on Sunday from Brandon Lowe, and a walk off triple on Sunday from Kevin Kiermaier. “New year, same mentality”- @KKiermaier39 pic.twitter.com/i6bFl7jZIH— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) July...
DRaysBay Jul 23, 2020
Ten bold predictions for the Rays 2020 Season

Ten bold predictions for the Rays 2020 Season

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ Summer Camp is over. Tonight the 2020 Major League Baseball seasons kicks off. It is sure to be different than any other season we’ve ever seen. These are my predictions with a sprinkle of 2020 chaos thrown into the mix. 1. Brandon Lowe leads the team with 13 home runs. The Tampa Bay Rays have many players capable of hitting 30 plus homers in a normalized 162 game season. Austin Meadows led the team last year with 33. If he was starting the season available I think he would be the obvious choice, but since he could miss any amount of time that makes me chose...

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