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Tampa Bay Times Aug 20, 2019
Rays come up short again against last-place Mariners

Rays come up short again against last-place Mariners

ST. PETERSBURG - The Rays are running out of options.And at this rate they may eventually run out of time to recover.The accumulation of injuries and inconsistencies continues to add up and cost them.Because starters Yonny Chirinos, Tyler Glasnow and Blake Snell
Tampa Bay Times Aug 17, 2019
Marc Topkin's takeaways from Rays' 1-0 win over Tigers

Marc Topkin's takeaways from Rays' 1-0 win over Tigers

• With all the Rays have lost with injuries to starters Tyler Glasnow, Blake Snell and Yonny Chirinos, they have gained the chance to see how good Ryan Yarbrough can be. He has taken full advantage of pitching without an opener and should get to keep doing so.• Manager
DRaysBay Aug 9, 2019
The Rays pitching depth is being tested

The Rays pitching depth is being tested

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports As Yonny Chirinos is lost to injury we are reminded: you can never have too much pitching You can never have too much pitching. Sure, a typical team has five starters and maybe seven relievers on the roster at any given time. But throwing a baseball so that it dips and dives while travelling 90+ miles per hour is apparently hard on the arm; pitchers are injury prone. Indeed, the pitcher who consistently makes it through a 162 game season without an IL stint is probably the outlier. Baseball teams, then, need far more major league arms to get through a season...
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
What kind of pitcher is Trevor Richards?

What kind of pitcher is Trevor Richards?

Photo by Mark Brown/ A starter? A bulk guy? Good enough? What do the Rays want with a starting pitcher who has a career 4.46 ERA, 4.37 FIP, and 4.77 xFIP in 45 starts over 238 major league innings? That’s the question on Trevor Richards, who the Rays picked up as a part of the deadline deal that also brought Nick Anderson to Tampa Bay, and sent the injured Ryne Stanek and the outfield prospect Jesus Sanchez to Miami. The short answer is “length,” as Richards is a starting pitcher, averaging a bit over five innings per start. Right now, especially with Yonny Chirinos headed to the...
Tampa Bay Times Aug 5, 2019
What now? With Yonny Chirinos out a month, Rays have to get even more creative

What now? With Yonny Chirinos out a month, Rays have to get even more creative

ST. PETERSBURG : The Rays have prided themselves in both their creativity in maximizing the effectiveness of pitchers they have by using them in non-traditional roles and their resiliency in compensating for the absences of the ones who have been hurt.But this might be
Tampa Bay Times Aug 5, 2019
More bad news for Rays: Yonny Chirinos out at least a month with finger injury

More bad news for Rays: Yonny Chirinos out at least a month with finger injury

ST. PETERSBURG - The Rays pitching staff took another major hit today with news that Yonny Chirinos will be sidelined at least a month.Chirinos left Sunday's game with inflammation in his right middle finger and will be shut down from throwing for two weeks and then re-
Tampa Bay Times Aug 4, 2019
Rays complete sweep of Marlins with 7-2 win

Rays complete sweep of Marlins with 7-2 win

ST. PETERSBURG - Yonny Chirinos allowed one run in five innings, Mike Brosseau collected three hits, including a home run, and the Rays completed a sweep of the Marlins with a 7-2 Sunday at Tropicana Field.Tampa Bay (65-48) has won six straight games, matching a season high,

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