1:41 PM EDT, Mon April 23, 2018
Tampa Bay Times 49 mins ago
Alex Cobb and Logan Morrison have ex-Ray vision. Here's what they see.

Alex Cobb and Logan Morrison have ex-Ray vision. Here's what they see.

ST. PETERSBURG - Absolutely, Alex Cobb was saying over the phone, it's going to be weird pitching Tuesday against the Rays.The organization that he owes so much for rearing him since high school, standing by him through assorted injuries, enabling his development into a front-line
DRaysBay 1 hour ago
Joey Wendle is quietly proving he belongs with the Rays

Joey Wendle is quietly proving he belongs with the Rays

Wendle’s 141 wRC+ and so-far plus defense could see him lock up second base Acquired from the A’s in December of 2017 for PTBNL, C Jonah Heim, Joey Wendle plays second base for the Tampa Bay Rays, and he’s been one of the most solid parts of the team thus far in 2018 to very little fanfare. At the time he was acquired, Rays General Manager Erik Neander had this to say about Wendle, “Grinder-type player,” said Neander of Wendle, who was acquired for a player to be named or cash considerations. “High baseball IQ, left-handed hitter, infielder that has a history of hitting. Part...
DRaysBay 2 hours ago
Rays stadium search: Tampa business support begins to fall in line for Ybor City

Rays stadium search: Tampa business support begins to fall in line for Ybor City

Business leaders line up behind stadium plan, but financing questions linger In February, Rays announced their intention to build a new stadium at the edge of Tampa’s Ybor City. For these plans to succeed, a lot needs to happen, most notably funding to underwrite some $600-800 million in constructions costs must be identified. Here we offer an overview of some of the latest developments. Business Support Securing support from the Tampa, and Tampa Bay business community will be key to a successful stadium project for many reasons. Business leadership can contribute resources for the...
DRaysBay 3 hours ago
Twitter Reactions to the Carlos Gomez walk-off home run

Twitter Reactions to the Carlos Gomez walk-off home run

Scuffling Carlos Gomez hit a walkoff yesterday. Twitter had some words about it. It would be an understatement to say that Carlos Gomez was struggling coming into Sunday’s game. The right handed outfielder and former MVP candidate, acquired to provide some punch to an otherwise less-than-punchy Rays offense, was hitting just .158/.229./.276 headed into the matinee game on Sunday against the Twins. Things did not immediately look better. 80 grade bat snap from Carlos Gomez here. pic.twitter.com/OUrjewOleY— Cut4 (@Cut4) April 22, 2018 Weirdly, no one on in the Twitterverse seemed to...
DRaysBay 3 hours ago
Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: 0 days since last walkoff homerun

Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: 0 days since last walkoff homerun

Carlos Gomez walks it off, Danny Faquhar hospitalized, and Willy Adames heating up The Tampa Bay Rays have completed their first sweep of the season as they capped off a dramatic series with the Minnesota Twins in walkoff fashion, their second walkoff victory during the three game series. C.J. Cron continued his hot hitting as he belted another home run, his third of the past two games, to kick off the scoring for Tampa Bay. Yonny Chirinos would allow Minnesota to tie the game over the next couple of frames. Ryan Yabrough would allow a go-ahead run in the sixth to give the Twins a 3-2 lead,...
Tampa Bay Times 4 hours ago
Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Rays win on Carlos Gomez's walkoff home run

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Rays win on Carlos Gomez's walkoff home run

Carlos Gomez, who had been struggling, delivers a two-run, walkoff home run as the Rays sweep the Twins for the first time at Tropicana Field. Rick Stroud discusses the moment and the celebration that followed Gomez's first career walkoff hit in today's podcast.Plus, the Lightning waits
DRaysBay 4 hours ago
Breaking down the dramatic Carlos Gomez walk-off home run

Breaking down the dramatic Carlos Gomez walk-off home run

Carlos Gomez celebrates his first career walk-off in style Yesterday was the height of the Carlos Gomez experience. His day began on a frustrating note. The veteran of 12-years had struggled at the plate through a slow start to the season (as is the trend with many veterans) swinging early and often. After striking out earlier in the game, Gomez even took his bat to his knee Bo Jackson style: pic.twitter.com/1i27BNYV1f— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) April 22, 2018 Gomez was one of two players to break his bat in frustration (Mallex Smith whacked his on the ground). Mallex had...
DRaysBay 6 hours ago
Rays prospects and minor leagues: Adames grand slam lifts Bulls

Rays prospects and minor leagues: Adames grand slam lifts Bulls

Willy Adames went deep for the first time this season. After tripling on Opening Day and doubling in the second game of the season, Willy Adames went 10 games without an extra-base hit. In his last three games, he has a double and his first home run of the season. He has been very good this season, as expected for a talented player who played an entire season at the level he’s at. Triple-A Durham Bulls (6-9) Behind Willy Adames’ grand slam, Durham crushed Lehigh Valley by a score of 10-0. The Bulls already led 3-0 when Adames launched his first homer of the season in the second inning....
DRaysBay 7 hours ago
Rays 8, Twins 6: Carlos Gomez walkoff completes the sweep

Rays 8, Twins 6: Carlos Gomez walkoff completes the sweep

Oh, how sweet it is. Rays came into this game looking for their 4th win in a row and second consecutive series win. They would send Official starter #4 Yonny Chirinos to the mound to face off against Phil Hughes and the Lefy heavy Twins. Yonny's Start Yonnys first ”official” start was good but not great. He seemed as if he was missing his spots, but only walked Joe Mauer (twice) and struck out 6. He did give up a home run to Eduardo Escobar and an RBI single to the previous game’s grand slam hitter Eddie Rosario after a Dozier single and Mauer walked. Chirinos only lasted 4.2 innings...
Tampa Bay Times 15 hours ago
Rick Stroud's takeaways from Rays-Twins

Rick Stroud's takeaways from Rays-Twins

:Yonny Chirinos may be the Rays fourth starter, but it seems to be in name only. He was lifted after pitching 4 2/3 innings against the Twin on Sunday, the shortest start of his career and his second-shortest appearance.- "Going into the game, I had a pretty good inclination we were
Tampa Bay Times 17 hours ago
Rays are suddenly swinging hot bats, but will it last?

Rays are suddenly swinging hot bats, but will it last?

TAMPA : Good pitching and hitting go hand and glove, but the Rays did not look like a team that could swing the bats very well until this completed homestand.In their series sweep over the Twins, Tampa Bay scored 8, 10 and 8 runs. In Sunday's 8-6 win, their fourth in a row, they
Tampa Bay Times 20 hours ago
Rays' Carlos Gomez hits two-run walkoff homer to beat Twins for series sweep

Rays' Carlos Gomez hits two-run walkoff homer to beat Twins for series sweep

ST. PETERSBURG : Carlos Gomez was in such a horrific slump, after one of his three strikeouts Sunday, he broke his bat over his knee. Then he broke the Twins' hearts.Gomez ripped a long two-run home run to leftfield with no one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Rays
Tampa Bay Times Apr 22, 2018
For starters: Rays vs. Twins, going for the first series sweep of the season, 1:10 p.m.

For starters: Rays vs. Twins, going for the first series sweep of the season, 1:10 p.m.

Rays pitcher Yonny Chirinos is no longer just part of a bullpen day, he's the No. 4 starter and who goes to the mound at 1:10 p.m. against Phil Hughes to try to help Tampa Bay attempt to complete a three-game sweep of the Twins.Catcher Wilson Ramos gets the day off as- Jesus Sucre
DRaysBay Apr 22, 2018
Rays Op-Ed: What are we to make of Daniel Robertson?

Rays Op-Ed: What are we to make of Daniel Robertson?

An article kind of about Daniel Robertson, and how players can be hard to evaluate. I had a rather interesting realization today. I began writing for DRaysBay a little over a year ago. Before my move to DRB, I was a baseball lover, but I didn’t have a team per se. This was not the first time I had hitched my wagon to a team that I had previously followed peripherally but had not had under my microscope. In past iterations, I had written about the Oakland A’s and Minnesota Twins, despite growing up in Yankees country (don’t worry, that love has been burned out of my soul thanks to too...
Tampa Bay Times Apr 22, 2018
Rays thoughts are with ex-teammate Danny Farquhar

Rays thoughts are with ex-teammate Danny Farquhar

Members of the Rays organization sent their thoughts and prayers to former teammate Danny Farquhar, who was hospitalized Saturday night in Chicago in stable but critical condition after suffering a brain hemorrhage caused by a ruptured aneurysm.Farquhar, who pitched for the Rays in 2016-

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