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Bluebird Banter Jun 13, 2018
Blue Jays get walked off

Blue Jays get walked off

Where has all the offense gone? Blue Jays 0 Rays 1 When you give up just 5 hits (4 singles and a double) and still lose, this recap is being brought to you by the word frustration. The first few innings were very frustrating. We would get a base runner, or two, and then leave him there. Through 7 innings we had left 7 on base (and hit into 2 double plays) and we were 0 for 7 with RISP. We really should have had a nice early lead. But no. J.A. Happ was good, but also frustrating. He gave up just 1 hit, but only went 5 innings. He was that Happ that I hated from his first time with the...
Tampa Bay Times Jun 13, 2018
Matt Duffy's ninth-inning hit lifts Rays over Blue Jays, 1-0

Matt Duffy's ninth-inning hit lifts Rays over Blue Jays, 1-0

ST. PETERSBURG - While it's unclear how the rookie-laden Rays will emerge from the daunting 16-game stretch upon them, we do know how they'll enter it.With a surge of momentum.Matt Duffy's two-out single in the bottom of the ninth scored Mallex Smith from third base,
Tampa Bay Times Jun 13, 2018

For starters: Rays vs. Blue Jays, 1:10 p.m.

Your Rays lineup for today's matinee against the Blue Jays. RHP Wilmer Font will open for the hosts.3B Matt Duffy1B Jake BauersSS Willy AdamesDH C.J. Cron2B Christian ArroyoRF Carlos GomezLF Johnny FieldCF Mallex SmithC Jesus
DRaysBay Jun 13, 2018
Preview: Rays vs Jays

Preview: Rays vs Jays

The Rays go for the sweep behind Wilmer Font and Matt Andriese The Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays will complete their three game series this afternoon at the Trop with the first pitch set for 1:05 p.m. The Rays have taken the first two games of the series and have outscored the Blue Jays 12-5 over the first two contests. Tampa Bay now has a record of 31-35 on the season, moving past the Blue Jays for third place in the division. Toronto has now dropped to 30-37, and both teams are 14 games and 15.5 games back respectively. Starting Pitchers Wilmer Font vs J.A. Happ Wilmer Font will...
Bluebird Banter Jun 13, 2018
Game #68 Preview: Happ vs Font

Game #68 Preview: Happ vs Font

Blue Jays (30-37) vs Rays (31-35) The Blue Jays get to leave this dump after today, maybe trying to at least not get swept out of Tampa Bay first. Today’s first pitch is an early one, 1:10 ET. Blue Jays’ Starter J.A. Happ gets the start for the Blue Jays, trying to return the rotation to its pre-Tropicana Field high. Happ is now 8-3 on the season, looking to tie Luis Severino for 3rd in baseball if he can get his 9th win today. He’s pitching to a 3.71 ERA, which is a bit higher than you’d expect if you’ve been watching most of his starts, but he has had a few stinkers this year....
DRaysBay Jun 13, 2018
View from the Catwalk: Another Winning Streak!

View from the Catwalk: Another Winning Streak!

Prospects on the prowl, Chris Archer updates, and the Rays signed their top pick The Tampa Bay Rays were victorious last night, taking their first series victory in what has turned out to be a disastrous June. They defeated the Toronto Blue Jays, 4-1, behind a strong pitching performance of six pitchers who combined to allow a run on five hits. Ryne Stanek served as ‘The Opener’ and pitched two scoreless innings, picking up two strikeouts. Austin Pruitt bridged the game to the back end of the bullpen as he completed nearly three innings of work, allowing the lone Toronto run. Jonny...
Jays Journal Jun 13, 2018

Blue Jays Opposing Pitcher Report: Wilmer Font

On Wednesday, June 13, the Blue Jays look to salvage a win against the Rays. The Rays will start another opener, calling Wilmer Font’s number. The Blue Jays will counter this move with their best starter, J.A. Happ. Wilmer Font has bounced around three different teams this season. The right-hander began the season with the […] Blue Jays Opposing Pitcher Report: Wilmer Font - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal Jun 13, 2018

Blue Jays: Building blocks on the current big league roster

The Blue Jays look like they may have some rebuilding to do this offseason, which then begs the question: Of those currently under contract, who should they build around? Another day and another loss for the Blue Jays, who just can’t seem to solve Tropicana Field and their away games against the Tampa Bay Rays. […] Blue Jays: Building blocks on the current big league roster - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
www.bostonherald.com Jun 12, 2018
6 Rays' pitchers combine for 5-hitter, beat Blue Jays 4-1

6 Rays' pitchers combine for 5-hitter, beat Blue Jays 4-1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Ryne Stanek is set for a new role in the Tampa Bay rotation — sort of.The reliever will likely now start two out of every five games in the Rays' ongoing bullpen-day experiment.Wilson Ramos homered, six Tampa Bay relievers combined for a five-hitter and the Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 on Tuesday night.With right-handers Chris Archer and Jake Faria on the disabled list, Tampa Bay is using relievers to start three times through the rotation.Stanek opened the game, striking out three in two perfect innings, and was followed by Austin Pruitt (2 2/3 innings),...
DRaysBay Jun 12, 2018
Rays 4, Blue Jay 1: Pitching dominates on bullpen day

Rays 4, Blue Jay 1: Pitching dominates on bullpen day

Buffalo roams while a host of pitchers shut down the Jays The Rays locked up a series win against Toronto Blue Jays with a 4-1 victory on bullpen day, winning their third of the last four. On a night when they put runners on base almost every inning but were often frustrated, the Rays finally broke through in the third. After an earlier walk by Rob Refsnyder, Wilson Ramos came to plate with two outs, and absolutely unloaded on a Jaime Garcia change up to straight away centerfield. Wilson Ramos hits his 8th home run of the season and the Rays are up by 2! pic.twitter.com/HbQZfgSE59—...
Bluebird Banter Jun 12, 2018
Yet another Blue Jays loss at Tropicana Field

Yet another Blue Jays loss at Tropicana Field

Blue Jays 1 Rays 4 That was boring and we lost. Our offense has disappeared again. We managed all of 5 singles. We talked a lot about the ‘opener’ strategy the Rays have been using and tonight was a great advertisement for it. Ryne Stanek ‘started’, pitched 2 perfect innings, striking out 3. We finally scored in the 3rd inning. Randal Grichuk and Aledmys Diaz started the inning with singles. A poor throw from the outfield allowed both to move up a base. Runners on 2nd and 3rd, no outs, it looked good. Luke Maile struck out looking (after swinging at a pitch over his head, he...
Tampa Bay Times Jun 12, 2018

Rays win with parade of pitchers, just enough hitting

ST. PETERSBURG - For openers, Ryne Stanek pitched extremely well for the Rays Tuesday, retiring the first six Blue Jays. As the relieving starter, Austin Pruitt did okay, getting eight more outs.By the end of the night, the Rays had used six pitchers total of a bullpen which

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