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DRaysBay Aug 24, 2019
Rays 1 Orioles 7: 89 mph pitches over the heart of the plate turn into home runs

Rays 1 Orioles 7: 89 mph pitches over the heart of the plate turn into home runs

Photo by Will Newton/ Pitching and offense take the night off Jose Alvarado had one of the most ineffective innings I’ve ever seen from a pitcher, and yet he was not the one who cost the Rays this game. In a “hold my beer” sort of moment, Austin Pruitt (6 runs in 5.2 innings) and the entire Rays offense (1 run) seemed eager to help wash away our memory of Jose’s first inning breakdown. We all know that when Jose Alvardo is going well he is an incredible weapon out of the Rays bullpen. A lefty who throws 98 with movement and can strike out players from both sides of the plate is...
Tampa Bay Times Aug 24, 2019
Jose Alvarado's opening act a mess, so is rest of Rays' night in 7-1 loss

Jose Alvarado's opening act a mess, so is rest of Rays' night in 7-1 loss

BALTIMORE : Rays coaches spoke confidently Saturday afternoon about how Jose Alvarado would soon get his wayward pitches straightened out, and optimistically that it would start Saturday night when made him the opener so he could pitch freely in the less-pressurized environment.
Tampa Bay Times Aug 24, 2019
Rays at Orioles lineups, trying Jose Alvarado as an opener

Rays at Orioles lineups, trying Jose Alvarado as an opener

Once again sporting their all-white Players Weekend uniforms, the Rays will look to make it three straight over the Orioles tonight.As importantly, they will try to get struggling reliever Jose Alvarado straightened out by using him as an opener. In 34 games over a season
Tampa Bay Times Aug 23, 2019
Marc Topkin's takeaways from Rays' 7-1 win over Orioles

Marc Topkin's takeaways from Rays' 7-1 win over Orioles

• Austin Meadows had the big hit in the Rays' seven-run second inning, but the two-run single by struggling Mike Zunino ahead of that was also important - for them and for him.• Trying Jose Alvarado as an opener today makes sense. He hasn't been able
Tampa Bay Times Aug 23, 2019
Jose Alvarado has to regain Rays trust

Jose Alvarado has to regain Rays trust

BALTIMORE - What, you might ask, was manager Kevin Cash thinking by bringing in struggling reliever Jose Alvarado late Thursday for the eighth inning of a 4-2 game.Well, he would tell you, it was an attempt to see if a high-pressure opportunity would get Alvarado straightened
DRaysBay Aug 16, 2019
2019 Rays Walk-up Music Bracket: Round 2

2019 Rays Walk-up Music Bracket: Round 2

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Rest in Power, DJ Seven All right. Round 1 is in the books. I disagreed with a couple picks, but the only song I’m truly morning today is the vastly underrated “Sax to Me” by DJ Seven that Jose Alvarado chose. Part of that, I’m sure, is that Alvarado is still my favorite Ray. Oh well. No huge surprises in Round 1, although I’m pleased (?) to see y’all are still really petty, and I’m starting to get worried I’m going to reverse jinx Avenged Sevenfold into a semifinal appearance in this bracket... On to Round 2! Round 2 Matchups Willy Adames:...
Tampa Bay Times Aug 13, 2019
Jose Alvarado activated by Rays, Austin Pruitt optioned

Jose Alvarado activated by Rays, Austin Pruitt optioned

Hard-throwing lefty Jose Alvarado rejoins the Rays Tuesday with a chance to put a good finish on what has been something of a lost season.Austin Pruitt, who worked four solid innings and got the W in Monday's 10-4 victory over the Padres, was optioned back to Triple-A, ending
DRaysBay Aug 13, 2019
Checking in on Jose Alvarado’s rehab assignment

Checking in on Jose Alvarado’s rehab assignment

The 24-year-old lefty is poised to rejoin the pen. Rays closer Jose Alvarado was placed on the 10-day IL on July 7 with a right oblique strain. 28 days later, Alvarado was sent to High-A Charlotte to begin a rehab assignment with the Stone Crabs. After throwing only one pitch and recording an out with Charlotte, Alvarado’s rehab assignment moved up to Triple-A Durham. Let’s take a look at his stints in Durham and highlight the outs he recorded. August 6 - Syracuse Mets Alvarado started his first batter out with a two strike count, but a few missed spots loaded the count full before...
Tampa Bay Times Aug 13, 2019
Jose Alvarado set to rejoin Rays, Tommy Pham still hurting

Jose Alvarado set to rejoin Rays, Tommy Pham still hurting

SAN DIEGO : Reliever Jose Alvarado is close to rejoining the Rays and outfielder Tommy Pham could be headed to the injured list due to his sore right hand.Pham was not in the lineup for Monday's late game against the Padres and lefty starter Joey Lucchesi. He has
DRaysBay Aug 8, 2019
Rays prospects and minor leagues: Durham Bulls throw combined no hitter

Rays prospects and minor leagues: Durham Bulls throw combined no hitter

Garrett Whitley hit a walk off homer for the Stone Crabs Triple-A Durham Bulls (65-50) The Durham Bulls defeated the Syracuse Mets 2-1. Arturo Reyes, Ricardo Pinto, Jose Alvarado, and Hoby Milner combined to throw a no hitter. Kean Wong and Nate Lowe hit solo homers to score the two runs for Durham. In the eighth the Mets scored a run on a groundout after reaching base on a walk. SS Daniel Robertson: 0-for-4, 3 KLF Kean Wong: 1-for-3, HR (8), R, RBI, K, BB3B Nate Lowe: 1-for-4, HR (13), R, RBI, KC Michael Perez: 1-for-3, 2B (6), K, BB2B Kevin Padlo: 0-for-2, K, 2 BB RHP Arturo Reyes: 3.0...
DRaysBay Aug 7, 2019
Rays prospects and minor leagues: Richards debuts for Durham

Rays prospects and minor leagues: Richards debuts for Durham

Daniel Bartel-USA TODAY Sports Another one of the team’s trade acquisitions made his organizational debut Tuesday. I would guess the Rays were very interested in how Durham pitched Tuesday. Trevor Richards, Anthony Banda, and Jose Alvarado were among the pitchers the Bulls used to shut out Syracuse. They would probably love to see all three playing key roles in the majors in the final weeks of the season. It was Banda’s longest outing yet this season. Triple-A Durham Bulls (64-50) Trevor Richards made his organizational debut in Durham’s 5-0 win over Syracuse. With a single and two...
Tampa Bay Times Aug 6, 2019
Which Ray is 'Baby Giraffe?' A list of the Players' Weekend nicknames

Which Ray is 'Baby Giraffe?' A list of the Players' Weekend nicknames

Here are the Rays' Players' Weekend nicknames, some more original than others. Looking at you Matt Duffy.Willy Adames: "THE KID"Jesus Aguilar: "EL CAUSA"Jose Alvarado: "POCHO"Nick Anderson:
Tampa Bay Times Aug 3, 2019
Rays reliever Jose Alvarado nears return to majors

Rays reliever Jose Alvarado nears return to majors

ST. PETERSBURG - After missing nearly a month with a right oblique strain, left-handed reliever Jose Alvarado is nearing his return to the Rays active roster.Alvarado, who landed on the 10-day injured list retro to July 7, threw a bullpen session on Friday and said that he is

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