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DRaysBay May 22, 2022
Rays 6, Orioles 7: Raining on my Paredes

Rays 6, Orioles 7: Raining on my Paredes

Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports The pitching and defense is unable to provide support, as the early lead slips away We had this one. It was right. there. Until it wasn’t. Le sigh. The Rays lost 7-6 to the Orioles because they couldn’t catch the ball, couldn’t make clutch pitches when they needed it, couldn’t get the runner in in extras. It didn’t help that they were playing shorthanded. Andrew Kittredge hit the IL, and wunderkind Wander Franco and on base machine Yandy Diaz were both out of the lineup nursing minor injuries. So who did we have? Well, let’s...
DRaysBay May 21, 2022
Rays: 6, Orioles: 8 - Streak Snaps on Odor Walk Off

Rays: 6, Orioles: 8 - Streak Snaps on Odor Walk Off

Photo by Patrick Smith/ Three blown saves late in the game ends Rays’ win streak over Orioles at 15 This Rays game had everything: Not a lot of hits, flashy defense, wild pitches, baserunning AND fielding errors, extra innings, Brett Phillips. Kicking off a weekend trip to Baltimore pic.twitter.com/UNFGSruLc9— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) May 20, 2022 Ready for the Rays! pic.twitter.com/pDYOdPdADw— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) May 20, 2022 Wander Franco helped opener Jalen Beeks in the 2nd inning: There's no way this play should look this easy...
DRaysBay Apr 27, 2022
Wander Franco is destroying the baseball (in a good way)

Wander Franco is destroying the baseball (in a good way)

Photo by Mike Carlson/ MLB’s youngest player showings massive signs of improvement, and he was pretty good to start with 17 games into the season the 2022 Rays can probably be best described by two words: Wander Franco. As the youngest player in MLB, Franco has been spectacular for Tampa Bay. Mike Trout is the only AL player who has been more valuable than Franco so far, according to FanGraphs WAR. In his short big league stint last year, Wander was showing us flashes of how great he could be. What was clear watching his 2021 debut was that he was not a player...
DRaysBay Apr 25, 2022
View from the Catwalks: Ozzie in the streets, Barry in the sheets

View from the Catwalks: Ozzie in the streets, Barry in the sheets

Photo by Mike Carlson/ Ozzie in the streets, Barry in the sheets The Rays put up a winning week, taking two of three in Chicago from the Cubs, and two of three from the Red Sox at the Trop, improving to 9-7 overall, good for third place in the AL East. They are off today, before welcoming the Mariners and Twins for a pair of three game sets. On to the news! The Legend of Wander Franco continues to grow, after Xander Bogaerts called him “Ozzie Smith with the glove and Barry Bonds with the bat. A little hyperbole, but you can hardly blame him after Wander’s first...

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