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DRaysBay Aug 22, 2019
Ryan Yarbrough has saved the Rays season thus far

Ryan Yarbrough has saved the Rays season thus far

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Since his recall from Durham Yarbrough has put up a 2.45 ERA and 2.90 FIP in 88.1 IP. Most of the focus on the Rays pitching staff has centered around Charlie Morton. Morton deserves it. He has been incredible and with a 2.85 ERA, 2.70 FIP, and 3.27 xFIP he has put himself squarely in the discussion for the American League Cy Young Award. Morton’s 5.3 fWAR ranks third in the majors behind only Max Scherzer and Lance Lynn, and his 5.1 RA9 WAR ranks tied for seventh in the majors. Anyway you slice it Morton has been one of the best pitchers in...
DRaysBay Aug 21, 2019
Rays 7, Mariners 6: Walk-off wild pitch!

Rays 7, Mariners 6: Walk-off wild pitch!

Photo by Joseph Garnett Jr. / The Rays won a wild one in the final game of the home-stand After a disappointing first two games to start the series, the Rays looked to even the home-stand record at 3-3 and not get swept by the Mariners. Lead the way, Charlie. https://t.co/TNmTrDXDn6 #RaysUp pic.twitter.com/m9r468abKn— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) August 21, 2019 Charlie Morton took the mound for the Rays, hoping to help put the team back in the win column. The Mariners used opener Cory Gearrin before bulk guy Wade LeBlanc took over in the second inning. Tommy Pham started this...
Tampa Bay Times Aug 21, 2019

Rays vs. Mariners lineups for Wednesday, seeking to avoid a sweep

Having swept the Mariners last weekend in Seattle, the Rays are on the other side today, taking the field for today's matinee trying to avoid being swept.They feel they have the right man on the mound in Charlie Morton, who comes in leading the AL with a 2.77 ERA.The
DRaysBay Aug 16, 2019
Rays 0, Tigers 2: We wuz robbed!

Rays 0, Tigers 2: We wuz robbed!

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports A bad call and a sputtering offense wastes a strong outing from Charlie Morton Coming off a wildly successful road trip, the Rays dropped the first of a three game set to the “historically bad” Tigers by a score of 2-0. Three Tiger pitchers and one umpire combined for the shutout. More on that bad call in a minute. First, let’s get to the good stuff. Charlie Morton brought his A-game, striking out the side in the first and ten overall in seven innings of work. He allowed just three hits and walked no one. His curve was especially sharp. Just ask Miggy...
Tampa Bay Times Aug 16, 2019
Is Charlie Morton's workload for Rays going to be an issue?

Is Charlie Morton's workload for Rays going to be an issue?

ST. PETERSBURG - With three starters sidelined by injury, the Rays are certainly happy to have veteran Charlie Morton pitching so well.But at some point there may be concern that at age 35 he's pitching too much.Morton goes into Friday's game against
DRaysBay Aug 11, 2019
Rays 5, Mariners 4: Mike Zunino punks his ex

Rays 5, Mariners 4: Mike Zunino punks his ex

Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports Who says we can’t win in the Pacific Northwest? The Rays clinched another series win on Saturday, pulling out the 5-4 win over the Mariners, despite their ace, Charlie Morton, not having his best outing. It was the home team that put up the first crooked number of the night, with Kyle Seager beating the shift with a bunt to lead off the second inning, eventually coming around on a sac fly that Avisail Garcia did well to even make a play on. The Rays couldn’t get to Seattle’s opener, Matt Wisler, and Tommy Milone kept them off the board in his...
Tampa Bay Times Aug 10, 2019
Rays at Mariners lineups for Saturday, seeking a new streak

Rays at Mariners lineups for Saturday, seeking a new streak

The Rays turn to the surest thing they have in terms of pitching tonight as they send Charlie Morton to the mound, seeking his 13th win and to lower his 2.77 ERA that ranks second in the AL.Morton has pitched relatively well against the Mariners (4-3, 3.97) and in Seattle (3-1, 4.
DRaysBay Aug 8, 2019
The Rays pitching depth is about to be tested

The Rays pitching depth is about to be tested

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Fingers crossed from here on out. The Tampa Bay Rays have a problem: Yonny Chirinos has joined starters Blake Snell and Tyler Glasnow on the Injured List due to middle finger inflammation and is expected to miss a month. This sends the Rays deep into their depth charts for starting pitchers or bulk pitchers. Charlie Morton and Ryan Yarbrough are the two men left standing from the expected five to start the season picking up the bulk of the innings for the Tampa Bay Rays. Despite the talk from New York Yankees fans every team has to deal with injuries. The...
DRaysBay Aug 6, 2019
View from the Catwalk: can’t win with no runs

View from the Catwalk: can’t win with no runs

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Hopefully they score some tonight... As per usual, Charlie Morton pitched a great game, delivering another 7 inning, 9 strikeout performance. If it weren’t for the two solo home runs given up to rookie Bo Bichette, who knows how long this game could’ve gone. Morton, in his first year as a Ray, has been truly sensational. Second in the American League in pitching WAR (FanGraphs) the 35-year-old righty is rates at least in the 80th in all of the following categories: Exit Velocity (80th), Hard Hit % (82nd), xwOBA (91st), xBA (83rd) and xSLG (93rd). For a...
Tampa Bay Times Aug 5, 2019
Marc Topkin's takeaways from Rays' 2-0 Monday loss to Blue Jays

Marc Topkin's takeaways from Rays' 2-0 Monday loss to Blue Jays

Marc Topkin's takeaways from Rays 2-0 Monday loss to Blue Jays:* As many issues the Rays have had lately with starting pitching, the one thing they've still been able to count on is Charlie Morton giving them a solid start, which he did again Monday, seven innings allowing
DRaysBay Aug 5, 2019
Blue Jays: 2, Rays: 0 - Rays’ unable to put together offense

Blue Jays: 2, Rays: 0 - Rays’ unable to put together offense

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports No offense, but stellar defense! The Red Hot Rays are coming off a 5-game winning streak, and look to continue that by feasting on the Blue Jays. We hungry. #RaysUp pic.twitter.com/muCRjMi8Yh— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) August 5, 2019 Here’s the #Rays lineup for tonight pic.twitter.com/sD0NR4qVEu— Neil Solondz (@neilsolondz) August 5, 2019 Rays were sending one of their...one(?) pitchers in Charlie Morton. Every game now feels like a must win, especially with Rays’ injuries piling up and the Wild Card race as tight as it is. The Rays...
Tampa Bay Times Aug 5, 2019
Red-hot Rays vs. Blue Jays lineups for Monday, with Charlie Morton on the mound

Red-hot Rays vs. Blue Jays lineups for Monday, with Charlie Morton on the mound

The Rays are looking for a season-high seventh straight win tonight when they take on the Blue Jays at the Trop.The Rays, at a season-best matching 17 games over .500, will send their top winner, Charlie Morton, to the mound. The Jays are starting Jacob Waguespack.Third
DRaysBay Jul 31, 2019
Rays in pursuit of Zack Wheeler

Rays in pursuit of Zack Wheeler

Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports The Rays have made an offer for Wheeler, but the two sides remain far a part The Tampa Bay Rays are in heavy pursuit of right-handed pitcher Zach Wheeler of the New York Mets. Wheeler would join an injury plagued Rays rotation that has heavily relied on veteran Charlie Morton and openers this season. With Tyler Glasnow not expcted to return in the near future and Blake Snell being sidelined for several more weeks, the Rays are in need of another front line starting pitcher to add to their rotation. The Rays interest in Wheeler has been known for several...
DRaysBay Jul 31, 2019
Rays 5 Red Sox 4: Rays are victors in game that could be a Wild Card preview

Rays 5 Red Sox 4: Rays are victors in game that could be a Wild Card preview

Photo by Adam Glanzman/ Pagan nails down four out save and Garcia comes up with two big hits For the second time in a week, the Rays beat the Red Sox in a one-run game. Tonight, just like last Wednesday, Charlie Morton faced off against David Price, with Emilio Pagan nailing down the save. Both Price and Morton departed early, after 4.1 and 4.2 innings respectively (more on Morton’s exit below). Neither pitcher was at his best, each giving up four runs (although one of Morton’s was really Kolarek’s fault). Price had more strike outs (nine) but also got hit harder. Both teams used...
Tampa Bay Times Jul 30, 2019
Decisions, decisions: Rays hang on for 6-5 win over Red Sox

Decisions, decisions: Rays hang on for 6-5 win over Red Sox

BOSTON - Of all the decisions that Rays manager Kevin Cash made Tuesday, running through six relievers in a game that lasted nearly four hours, the one that stood out the most came in the fifth inning, when with a one-run lead he surprising lifted veteran starter Charlie Morton with

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