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DRaysBay Sep 10, 2018
View from the Catwalk: Rays keep winning, but so do A’s

View from the Catwalk: Rays keep winning, but so do A’s

Rays offense surges, stadium negotiations continue, and Mallex Smith is better than Giancarlo Stanton Yesterday afternoon, the Tampa Bay Rays successfully completed a sweep of the hapless Baltimore Orioles. The Rays used another big first inning to propel them to victory, punctuated by a three run blast from Brandon Lowe, his 4th of the season. Carlos Gomez added a solo blast in the sixth inning. Mallex Smith seems to be over his illness and added a three hits to the offensive onslaught. Tommy Pham kept his hit streak alive with another two hits. Willy Adames and Kevin Kiermaier also had...
DRaysBay Aug 28, 2018
View from the Catwalk: Just rename the Bullpen of the Week the TBD Trophy already!

View from the Catwalk: Just rename the Bullpen of the Week the TBD Trophy already!

Plus: Is Mallex most overlooked Ray? Is there a more positive dude in baseball than Carlos Gomez? Is Kevin Cash here to stay? (as usual when a sportswriter poses a question in the headline just assume “Yes” is the answer) For the third straight week the Rays bullpen has been selected as Bullpen of the Week. Of course, there is always the asterisks of what it means to be in the “bullpen” for the Rays: it means you start, you hold, and you close. The management of the bullpen has been nothing short of tremendous by Kevin Cash and company. Everybody that is out in that pen has bought...
Tampa Bay Times Aug 27, 2018
Rays' Carlos Gomez makes young fan's day with gift of bat (w/video)

Rays' Carlos Gomez makes young fan's day with gift of bat (w/video)

As happy as the Rays made their fans with Sunday's series-sweeping 9-1 win over the Red Sox, none had a bigger smile on his face than a young boy seated next to the home dugout at Tropicana Field.With the Rays leading 9-1 and the Red Sox at bat in the eighth inning, Gomez -
DRaysBay Aug 27, 2018
View from the Catwalk: A Perfect Homestand

View from the Catwalk: A Perfect Homestand

Rays sweep Boston, Carlos Gomez continues to be great, and Chris Archer is struggling in Pittsburgh The last week could not have went more perfect on the field for the Rays as they have now won 8 consecutive games fo the nth time this season. They played the last 7 games of the streak at Tropicana Field, sweeping the Kansas City Royals over four games and then taking all three from the team with the best record in baseball, the Boston Red Sox, during Players Weekend. Yesterday afternoon, everything clicked for the Rays as Blake Snell was once again dominant, the offense was relentless in...
DRaysBay Aug 24, 2018
Carlos Gomez is everything that’s right about baseball

Carlos Gomez is everything that’s right about baseball

Beyond analytics, Gomez can teach us something about this sport we love From a purely statistical point of view, Rays right fielder Carlos Gomez does not deserve much attention this season. One might write a post wondering what happened to the Gomez of 2013 and 2014, or ask what went right during his 33-game stint in Texas with the Rangers and how we might duplicate it — but Gomez has more to offer us than just his numbers. Carlos Gomez is everything that’s right about baseball. It’s hard to imagine a player who has been more captivating, entertaining, and watchable this season for...
DRaysBay Aug 23, 2018
Rays 4, Royals 3: How sweep it is.

Rays 4, Royals 3: How sweep it is.

This team is just ridiculously fun. In an early TL;DR, here were the best parts of today’s game: Kevin Kiermaier tried to imply a centerfield catch by Brett Phillips hit the ground. It did not, and Phillips gave KK a cheeky “oh no you don’t” finger wag. The very next inning, Carlos Gomez made a bonkers catch of his own, flipping over and bouncing up as if to say “Yes, you DID see that correctly” then swaggering back to his position holding up a one-out finger. Jake Bauers busted out of his slump with a hit in the third, and pointed excitedly to the dugout. Later he and Willy...
DRaysBay Aug 23, 2018
View from the catwalk: The Cron question

View from the catwalk: The Cron question

When preparing for the future hurts individual arbitration cases, it’s not always simple. But this one can be. #Rays Carlos Gomez on lending a hand to 6-3 win over #Royals: pic.twitter.com/maCgAqIH86— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) August 23, 2018 There was an interesting article the other day from Bill Chastain about CJ Cron’s playing time. Basically, Cron is a known quantity, and a good hitter, and if the Rays were in contention for the playoffs, Cron would probably play almost every day. But because they no longer are in contention in the polarized American League, they’re...
DRaysBay Aug 22, 2018
Rays: 6, Royals: 3 - 5 games above .500!

Rays: 6, Royals: 3 - 5 games above .500!

Mallex and Lowe help the Rays double over the Royals Rays opened this game looking for a season high 5 games over .500 and a series win against the Royals. Stanek would open the first two innings, and even though worked a few full counts, was able to put up 2 zeros. Rays would score first as Brandon Lowe would single in Michael Perez and Carlos Gomez in the 2nd to make it 2-0 Rays. .@RaysBaseball 2B Brandon Lowe rips a 2-run single to center field driving in Michael Perez and Carlos Gomez. Rays up 2-0! Don't miss any more of the action and catch the Rays LIVE on FOX Sports Sun and FOX...
Tampa Bay Times Aug 18, 2018
Marc Topkin's takeaways from Saturday's Rays-Red Sox game

Marc Topkin's takeaways from Saturday's Rays-Red Sox game

OF Carlos Gomez's overall numbers don't look like much (.215, 8 HRs), but he continues to do so many little things to help on and off the field. Saturday, he made a heads-up play by moving up from second to an uncovered third base on an infield pop-up.RHP

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