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DRaysBay May 29, 2016

Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: This was the Hank Conger we were hoping for

After a season long slump, Hank Conger was unleashed Rays Links: - Neil Solondz offers up his notes of the Rays battering of New York with audio from Kevin Cash, Evan Longoria, Matt Moore, and Hank Conger - Hank Conger finally broke out of his season long rut last night, hopefully igniting his bat for the rest of the year. - Kevin Cash says that Brad Boxberger will be eased back into the closer's role - Topkin offers a writeup of the recently promoted Ryan Garton who went through an unorthodox training program - The Rays are soliciting outside the box ideas for their new stadium - Do you...
Rays Index May 28, 2016

Evan Longoria hit a home run into his restaurant’s own deck

Evan Longoria hit his 9th home run on Saturday afternoon against the Yankees, but this one might be a little more special as it landed in the deck sponsored by his own restaurant, Ducky’s. It has been quite a week for Longo and his restaurant as they just opened another […]
DRaysBay May 16, 2016

Game 36 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays

Did you hear there was a fight? I heard someone got knocked out, who was it? The Rays and Blue Jays both had incredibly eventful games on Sunday that resulted in losses. Everyone already knows the Rays story, where Brandon Guyer and Evan Longoria provided the offense, pairing up to drive in six and totaling three homers on the day. However, Danny Valencia didn't need a teammate to match that number, as he mashed three homers of his own and led the Athletics to victory. The Blue Jays and Rangers battled with runs, bean balls, and eventually fists in one of the most brutal on field brawls of...
Athletics Nation May 15, 2016

Game #38: A's at Rays (2)

In the fifth, after Valencia bringing the A’s within one run (4-5), Evan Longoria hit a towering home run to left center to move the Rays up by two.  This latest home run derby participant led to Melvin’s call to the bullpen that put Dull on the rubber warming up.
DRaysBay May 13, 2016

Evan Longoria's exit velocity is trending in the right direction

Yesterday, I pulled together linear weighted batted ball data for the Rays and ranked their place in baseball. In that piece, Longoria surprised me by showing up among the top-100 hitters in baseball for exit velocity + launch angle, an analysis put together by Baseball Prospectus. Watching the games, I wouldn't be terribly convinced that Longo has hit the ball all that hard, so I took a look. But first, for context, here's how hard Longo hit the ball in 2015, by week: Respectably well above average. Now, here's how he's done in 2016: Longoria...

Tillman's keeping the ball in the park - School of Roch

While doing a little research leading up to tonight's Orioles-Tigers game, I took special interest in two statistics that shall be highlighted here. Chris Tillman has surrendered only one home run this season. Justin Verlander has never lost at Camden Yards. Rays third baseman Evan Longoria homered off Tillman in...
DRaysBay May 9, 2016

Evan Longoria is swinging way too much

With such a power threat behind him, is Longoria hurting himself with these poor at-bats? Rays just capped off a sweep of the Angels in Los Angeles, a place where Evan Longoria typically thrives. Heading into the series, he ranked second among all active major leaguers in OPS at Angels Stadium; however, during the first two games, he worked just some incredibly sloppy at-bats, including an embarrassing effort with the bases loaded on Friday. Speaking of Longoria hitting with men on base, there may be an underlying approach causing him to do more poorly whenever a runner is on -- which,...
Andrelton Simmons leaves Angels' series finale with injury

Andrelton Simmons leaves Angels' series finale with injury

ANAHEIM -- Andrelton Simmons suffered an apparent wrist injury during the third inning of the Angels' series finale Sunday afternoon against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Angels' shortstop stretched to field a hard-hit ground ball by Evan Longoria, but...
On deck: Rays at Angels, Saturday, 6 p.m.

On deck: Rays at Angels, Saturday, 6 p.m.

Where: Angel Stadium TV: FSW, 6 p.m. Did you know? The Angels have not dropped a season series to the Rays since 2012. THE PITCHERS ANGELS RHP JERED WEAVER (3-1, 5.40) Vs. Rays: 5-5, 3.81 At Angel Stadium: 75-30, 2.68 Hates to face: Evan Longoria, 6...
DRaysBay May 6, 2016

Evan Longoria to be featured on MLB Network's "Play Ball"

Saturday at 10 AM. Evan Longoria will be featured this Saturday at 10am in Play Ball, MLB Network's new weekly show geared toward kids that features one-on-one baseball demonstrations and conversations with some of the top players and personalities in the game. MLB Network's Sean Casey filmed with Longoria at Tropicana Field recently and the results were fairly insightful to the life of the Rays star third baseman, starting with some fielding drills: Your browser does not support iframes. and in-game conversations: Your browser does not support iframes. On a more personal note, his daughter...
DRaysBay May 6, 2016

The Rays can get better against right-handed pitching

It's been a frustrating start for the Rays against right-handed pitching, but it isn't time to panic While it's still a little early to make too much of split numbers, the Rays have mashed left-handed pitching and been woeful against right-handed pitching. In fact, the Rays wRC+ against righties is good for third-worst in baseball. Data From Fangraphs PA BB% K% BB/K OPS BABIP wOBA wRC+ Rays vs. LHP 307 5.9 22.5 0.26 .778 .296 .339 124 Rays vs. RHP 630 7.8 27.8 0.28 .650 .261 .285 85 And when isolated against only starting pitchers, the discrepancy widens. According to Baseball...
DRaysBay May 6, 2016

Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Are More PED Related Suspensions Coming?

Several more players are expected join Dee Gordon and be suspended for testing positive for PED's Rays Links: - Brandon Guyer talks about how much he appreciates his wife, who put her promising career on hold to take care of their children - Chris Archer will keep his same approach, regardless of the opponent. Also, the Rays will not attend Tim Lincecum's highly publicized showcase. - With the Rays heading to Los Angeles, Hank Conger gets to return to the stadium where he played the most games of his career. - Over at The Process Report, they reviewed the Rays brief two game set against...
DRaysBay May 6, 2016

Rays prospects and minor leagues: Montgomery somehow wins with only one hit

Charlotte fell in extra innings despite a solid start from Hunter Wood Bowling Green's pitching staff threw a three-hit shutout as Bowling Green took home a 2-0 win. Durham had off Thursday, but Jaime Schultz takes the mound for the Bulls and Taylor Guerrieri is slated to pitch for Mongtomery. Triple-A Durham Bulls (12-16) The Bulls were off. Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (15-11) Small ball was the key in Montgomery's 3-2 win over the Birmingham Barons. Johnny Field had the only hit for the Biscuits, stole three bases, and scored a run. Willy Adames swiped two bases and Goetzman also had a...
Tampa Bay Times May 1, 2016

Rays' Longoria feels right on verge of breaking out

ST. PETERSBURG — His .242 batting average isn't what he would like, but Rays 3B Evan Longoria sees some light at the end of the tunnel.
Tampa Tribune May 1, 2016

Rays notebook: Longoria seeks more production

ST. PETERSBURG -- On Sunday, for the second time in two days, 3B Evan Longoria tied the game in the sixth inning with a solo home run. He now has five for the season, tying him with RF Steve Souza Jr. and DH Corey Dickerson for the team lead. More importantly, the power has returned to

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