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Tampa Bay Times Jun 19, 2019
Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: How Dave Wills' Rays Radio gig came to be

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: How Dave Wills' Rays Radio gig came to be

It's Part 2 of Rick Stroud's conversation with Rays Radio play-by-play Dave Wills, who went from playing basketball to pitching in college, then on to coaching before finally becoming an announcer. Today's show is presented by Swimming with the Manatees. Book
DRaysBay Jun 19, 2019
Rays prospects and minor leagues: Jones doubles in pro debut

Rays prospects and minor leagues: Jones doubles in pro debut

The Rays’ first pick from earlier this month showed a glimpse of his potential in his first game in the organization. Through nine innings, the Midwest League All-Star Game was tied at three. To decide it, each team chose a player for a one-round home run derby. The East naturally selected Monday’s home run derby winner, Chris Betts. He won it and flipped his bat: Watch where the bat landed. pic.twitter.com/A4OEtOjnRW— JJ Cooper (@jjcoop36) June 19, 2019 He was named All-Star Game MVP. Triple-A Durham Bulls (42-27) Durham’s game was postponed. Double-A Montgomery Biscuits...
Tampa Bay Times Jun 19, 2019
Wondering what's wrong with Blake Snell? You might not believe the answer

Wondering what's wrong with Blake Snell? You might not believe the answer

ST. PETERSBURG - First pitch is hours away, and you're feeling troubled.Not panicky, not exactly nervous. Just a little concerned, perhaps.Once upon a time, this would have been an afternoon to savor. Big game on the schedule, and Blake Snell on the mound. What
DRaysBay Jun 18, 2019
Rays 3, Yankees 6: Stanton returns to the Bronx

Rays 3, Yankees 6: Stanton returns to the Bronx

It was another tough night for the Rays After getting shut out by Masahiro Tanaka in the series opener, the Rays looked to even the series in tonight’s contest, featuring opener Ryne Stanek opposite J.A. Happ for the Yankees. But the game’s start didn’t quite go as planned: Start of tonight's #Rays #Yankees game will be delayed.— Eduardo A. Encina (@EddieInTheYard) June 18, 2019 All in all, it was a one hour, sixteen minute delay: 36 minute power outage or a one-hour rain delay? I'm just saying— Juan Toribio (@juanctoribio) June 18, 2019 Both teams brought a different...
Tampa Bay Times Jun 18, 2019
Rays bullpen falters as Yankee Stadium woes continue

Rays bullpen falters as Yankee Stadium woes continue

NEW YORK - Wins have been hard to come by for the Rays at Yankee Stadium. And during their recent struggles in the Bronx, the problem hasn't been as much getting a lead as it's been preserving it.Take Tuesday night's 6-3 loss to the Yankees, which sealed
Tampa Bay Times Jun 18, 2019
Rays' Yandy Diaz out for second straight day with hamstring tightness

Rays' Yandy Diaz out for second straight day with hamstring tightness

NEW YORK - The Rays were without infielder Yandy Diaz, the team's best hitter in the month of June, from their starting lineup for the second straight game Tuesday at Yankee Stadium with right hamstring tightness.Diaz hasn't played since leaving Sunday's game in the
DRaysBay Jun 18, 2019
GDT: At least it's not Tanaka Time

GDT: At least it's not Tanaka Time

It's Happ O'clock Go Rays! Win today for God's sake!
Tampa Bay Times Jun 18, 2019
For starters: Rays' road woes tend to resurface vs. Yankees

For starters: Rays' road woes tend to resurface vs. Yankees

NEW YORK - With a loss tonight at Yankee Stadium, the Rays will have been defeated in 14 of their past 15 series in the Bronx.Considering how well the Rays have played on the road this season - they are 22-8 on the road in games not against the Yankees - their
Tampa Bay Times Jun 18, 2019
Rays bolster bullpen with right-hander Andrew Kittredge

Rays bolster bullpen with right-hander Andrew Kittredge

NEW YORK - Before the game Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium, the Rays selected the contract of right-hander reliever Andrew Kittredge and optioned right-hander Jake Faria.Kittredge wasn't on the organization's 40-man roster, but there was an open spot since reliever Jose
DRaysBay Jun 18, 2019
Rays recall RHP Andrew Kittredge, option RHP Jake Faria

Rays recall RHP Andrew Kittredge, option RHP Jake Faria

The Tampa Bay Rays have selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Andrew Kittredge from Triple-A Durham, and have optioned right-handed pitcher Jake Faria to the minor leagues. Kittredge will take a spot on the Rays 40-man roster, left vacant by Jose Alvarado — who is currently on the restricted list, although he is working out at the Rays facility in Port Charlotte. Kittredge joins the Rays for the first time in 2019, after various stints during each of the past two seasons. He pitched in 33 games for Tampa Bay during their 2018 campaign and actually helped pioneer the Opener role...
DRaysBay Jun 18, 2019
Rays vs. Yankees pitcher breakdown

Rays vs. Yankees pitcher breakdown

Part II of our series Earlier today, we had part one of this series, so check that out for any details. On to the matchups. SP1: Blake Snell vs. Masahiro Tanaka Snell is having an interesting follow-up to his 2018 Cy Young. His xFIP is actually lower than last year (2.96 down from 3.16), but his ERA is nearly twice what it was in 2018 (3.70 up from 1.89). Not that I have to win over anyone here, but Snell is the real deal, and one of the few “aces” (comment section, debate that term) in baseball. Tanaka has a better ERA so far this season (3.23), and he made the Rays look like...
Tampa Bay Times Jun 18, 2019
Rays minor-leaguer Chris Betts gets Sports Center moment on Twitter

Rays minor-leaguer Chris Betts gets Sports Center moment on Twitter

Rays minor-leaguer Chris Betts just couldn't contain his excitement in this year's Midwest League Home Run Derby.As a pitch left the mound Monday night, Betts' swing sent the ball flying over the fence toward right field. It hadn't even left the park before
DRaysBay Jun 18, 2019
Rays Betting Series: Key terms and betting mechanics

Rays Betting Series: Key terms and betting mechanics

Continuing with our Rays-centric sports betting series Throughout the 2019 season, and with the expansion of legal sports betting in the United States, we will check in on some Rays-centric betting tips for upcoming games and series, and look at bigger trends in the sports betting world, writ large. I must emphasize that this column is most meant for fun. I am by no means an expert, and if you know anyone who has a gambling problem, please contact Gamblers Anonymous. Never bet more than you can afford, and sports betting isn’t for everyone. However, for those who are excited to sports...
DRaysBay Jun 18, 2019
Rays vs. Yankees batter-by-batter breakdown

Rays vs. Yankees batter-by-batter breakdown

Sure, the actual games are what matters, but how about a position-by-position Battle Royale on paper With the Rays and Yankees series underway on the actual diamond, and both teams starting to get fully healthy, it seems the perfect time for a position-by-position breakdown of the two teams. We’ll start by comparing the two lineups, and later today get to the pitching side of things. A couple of brief notes: Both teams, the Rays in particular use LOTS of platooning, so there’s obviously a shade of gray to these positional assignments. Also, we’re going to go relatively surface...
DRaysBay Jun 18, 2019
Rays Trade Target: Stephen Strasburg???

Rays Trade Target: Stephen Strasburg???

Considering a trade target no one is talking about. Searching for an ideal trade candidate at this stage of the season isn’t easy. Trades are just now starting to kick in as teams make assessments of their chances of competing for a playoff spot. Trades are more likely when a non-contending team has a player with an expiring contract, one that’s ticking the days away until free agency, but that description doesn’t fit the clearest trade candidates at starting pitcher: Matthew Boyd and Sonny Gray are under contract through the 2022 seasons. Acquiring either is acquiring a longer term...

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