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Rays 8, Red Sox 4: A rainy night in Boston

Rays 8, Red Sox 4: A rainy night in Boston

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports The bats get going early and add on late. Jeffrey Springs was activated from the Family Medical Emergency List to start tonight’s game. Springs has put together an impressive season since transitioning to the starting rotation. With 60 innings pitched on the season, Springs has a 2.25 ERA (3.33 FIP, 3.11 xFIP). To make room on the active roster, Josh Fleming was optioned to AAA Durham. There will be more roster movement this week, as the Rays also claimed infielder Yu Chang off waivers from Cleveland. He has no options remaining and will...
DRaysBay Jun 24, 2022
Rays 4, Pirates 3: Hark! The Harold Ramirez Swing

Rays 4, Pirates 3: Hark! The Harold Ramirez Swing

Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/ Harold Ramirez pinch hit walkoff single propels Rays to victory Apparently, the Tampa Bay Rays can win a close game. The Rays pulled off a 4-3 extra innings win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Tonight’s game makes it 10 straight games for the Rays decided by 2 runs or fewer and the Rays are 3-7 in the stretch. Jeffrey Springs was the starter for the Rays and he was looking to bounce back from his poor performance against the Baltimore Orioles last week. Things got off to a good start against the Pirates as he was dominant through the first...
DRaysBay Jun 20, 2022
Rays Your Voice: Explaining Jeffrey Springs with Austin Reimann

Rays Your Voice: Explaining Jeffrey Springs with Austin Reimann

Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports We also discuss a “transition year” for the offense. Austin Reimann joins the show this week to talk about his recent article on Jeffrey Springs. We discuss how he is able to attack hitters and get outs the second and third time through the order. Springs has been a revelation, and Danny Russell and I marveled about his transformation into a starting pitcher on last week’s episode. Last night, Jonathan Mayo reported that Josh Lowe will be returning to the big league roster as the Rays were forced to remove a pitcher from the...
DRaysBay Jun 16, 2022
The evolution of Jeffrey Springs

The evolution of Jeffrey Springs

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports The evolution of Jeffrey Springs as he has moved into a starting role has been one of the most fascinating stories to follow this season. In 2021, Springs logged a total of 44.2 innings of work across 43 appearances out of the Rays pen. With nearly two thirds of this season remaining, Springs already has thrown 44.1 innings across 8 relief appearances and 7 starts. To find the last time that Springs started on a regular basis, you have to go back to 2017 during his time in high-A with the Texas Rangers. That season, he made 31 appearances,...
DRaysBay Jun 12, 2022
Rays 6 Twins 0: Randy’s Revenge

Rays 6 Twins 0: Randy’s Revenge

Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports I did not have Jeffrey Springs down as the Rays 2022 stopper. But he and four relievers combined to shut out the Twins and avoid a series sweep. The Rays got their first run without much in the way of hitting. Twins starter Sands’ control went a bit awry in the third inning, and Brett Phillips drew a leadoff walk. Phillips moved to second on a wild pitch, to third on a ground out. With two outs, Choi hit a weak, protecting the plate grounder that somehow got twisted up in Sands’ legs. Phillips scored easily as Choi was credited with...
DRaysBay Jun 7, 2022
Rays 4, Cardinals 2: Break Down the Walls

Rays 4, Cardinals 2: Break Down the Walls

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Who saw that coming? For the first time since 2014, the St. Louis Cardinals are in their former Spring Training home to play the Rays. The Redbirds come in with a 32-23 record, putting them just a half-game behind the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers. The Rays entered with just one less win, but find themselves in a much deeper hole in the AL East. Jeffrey Springs took the mound against a team that has had lots of success against left-handed pitchers this season. As a team, St. Louis has a 125 wRC+ against LHP on the season, led by Paul...

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