7:10 PM EDT, Thu July 02, 2015
Own or write a blog that covers the Tampa Bay Rays? Add your blog posts
DRaysBay 22 mins ago

Matt Moore's Stuff in his first start

It wasn't amazing, but it wasn't as bad as it first seemed. Earlier today, Matt Moore threw his first major league game since coming back from Tommy John Surgery. Once upon a time, Matt Moore had truly great stuff. Even after he lost some of his velocity, his fastball continued to move, and his secondary pitchers were good enough for him to get by. One of the biggest questions on everybody's mind is surely what version of Matt Moore the Rays are getting back. Well, if you, like me, logged onto Brooks Baseball as soon as the game ended, you would have been pretty shocked and extremely...
DRaysBay 51 mins ago

Rays vs. Indians, game four recap: Matt Moore's return fails to save Rays, yet

There were hits, but Tampa Bay drops another. After losing four games in a row, and three straight to the Indians, the Tampa Bay Rays were looking for some positives to take into the weekend. There was reason to be excited. While the Rays haven't been playing well, and while facing Corey Kluber is never easy, former top prospect Matt Moore was slated to make his first start of the season after coming back from Tommy John surgery. Let's take a moment to remember the old Matt Moore. Once upon a time, he had three plus-plus pitches. That is not an exaggeration. His fastball -- left-handed, 95+...
DRaysBay 7 hours ago

Game Notes: MOORE IS BACK!

Mark Krauss down to Durham Today at 12:10, Matt Moore will throw his first pitch from a major league mound since April 7th, 2014, when he went four plus innings against the Kansas City Royals. Moore left that game with an apparent injury, and after several tests were done, it was decided he'd have to undergo Tommy John Surgery effectively sidelining him for the remainder of that season and half of this year. Following last night's loss, the Rays optioned recently acquired Mark Krauss to Durham, meanwhile Moore takes the DFA'd Belisario's place on the 40-man roster. It's been a long 14...
Rays Index 8 hours ago

Matt Moore is back but will be limited for the rest of this season

Happy Matt Moore Day! It has been 15 months since Matt Moore has taken the mound for the Tampa Bay Rays but the end is near as he will make his first start since Tommy John surgery when he takes the mound on Thursday. It is easy to get overly-excited […]
Rays Index 9 hours ago

[THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Cleveland 8, RAYS 1 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Thank goodness for Joey Butler. With 2 outs in the 9th inning, Butler broke up Hector Carrasco’s bid for a no-hitter […]
DRaysBay 10 hours ago

Rays 1, Indians 8: Joey Butler Spoils History

Joey Butler's two out, two strike hit saves the Rays from a no hitter. Last night was fun, huh? If you like a lack of offense and watching swinging strikes, then it was the cat's pajamas. If you, like me, are rooting for a Rays victory every night, then it wasn't the best of times. Obviously the story of the night was the performance by Carlos Carrasco. The young right hander held the Rays hitless for 8.2 innings and was one strike away from history when Joey Butler poked a line drive just over the head of second baseman Jason Kipnis. Carrasco was perfect through 6.1 innings until Joey...
DRaysBay 12 hours ago

Rays down on the farm July 2: Rehab ringers bolster minors

Charlotte and the GCL Rays both won with reinforcements from higher levels DH John Jaso (Charlotte): 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 3 K1B James Loney (Charlotte): 2-for-3RHP Jake Odorizzi (Charlotte): 4 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 KIF Andrew Velazquez (GCL Rays): 2-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 2 KOF Ty Morrison (GCL Rays): 2-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI, 2 K, 1 SB Triple-A Durham Bulls (42-38) Durham used three solo home runs to earn a 5-3 win over Toledo. Richie Shaffer's 11th with the Bulls put them up 1-0 in the second, and Taylor Motter and J.P. Arencibia went deep back-to-back in the sixth to add insurance. Scott...
DRaysBay Jul 1, 2015

Game Notes: Colome vs Carrasco

Rays look to get back on track after losing seven of last ten For the second time in the past two weeks, Carlos Carrasco will be taking the mound against the Tampa Bay Rays. In his prior appearance on June 19 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Carrasco tossed 6 ⅔ innings, allowing three earned runs on ten hits. Joey Butler and Asdrubal Cabrera both homered off of Carrasco, as the Rays would win the game by a score of 4-1 behind a strong outing by Nathan Karns. Your browser does not support iframes. After posting a career best 2.55 ERA and 2.44 FIP in 2014 as both a starter and...
DRaysBay Jul 1, 2015

Re-Introducing Matt Moore

After 14 long months, Matt Moore is finally set to rejoin the Rays rotation, and if he is anything like his former self, the Rays have just added a very good arm to their rotation. Yes, finally, Matt Moore - he of the dramatic 2011 ALDS game one start, he that holds the Rays minor league single season record for strikeouts, he the former All-Star - is set to make his return on Thursday. Back during the dawn of his major league career, Moore had a fastball in the upper 90's that touched 100, that he could follow up with a devastating curve ball. When Moore returns, his velocity will not be...
Rays Index Jul 1, 2015

[THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Cleveland 6, RAYS 2 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Todd Kalas is a pro. While interviewing Garrett Whitley somebody started waiving a vuvuzela in front of Kalas. He managed to […]
DRaysBay Jul 1, 2015

Rays down on the farm July 1: Whitley signed, Floro rocked, rehabs abound in Charlotte

Justin Williams goes 5-5 at the plate in Bowling Green. Above is a picture of a guy we all hope to do very, very well. Triple-A Durham Bulls (41-37) Dylan Floro was hit hard again in Durham's 10-3 loss to Toledo. With a trio of two-run innings, Floro allowed six runs on 10 hits in five innings, including a two-run home run in the fifth that helped the Mud Hens blow the game open. Nick Franklin homered in the eighth, but Jordan Norberto proceeded to allow a grand slam half an inning later. Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (4-1) Montgomery was...
DRaysBay Jun 30, 2015

Rays 2 - Indians 6: How many no-hit bids can the Rays see in a week?

Barring another one tomorrow night, answer is three, as Danny Salazar held the Rays to no base runners through five innings as the Indians powered their way to victory over Tampa Bay, 6-2. It's been tough at home on the Rays recently, as they've dropped two straight series on this ten-game homestand. Entering Tuesday night's affair with the visiting Cleveland Indians, Tampa Bay was 2-5 at the Trop during the current string. Behind a recently healthy Erasmo Ramirez, coming back from a groin strain that forced him to miss one start, the Rays hoped to turn their luck around. That was not the...
DRaysBay Jun 30, 2015

Game Notes: Ramirez vs Salazar

Garrett Whitley signed Last night, Cody Anderson continued his vendetta against the Rays. He's made two major league starts, both against Tampa Bay, totaling 15.2 innings pitched and has allowed just one run during that time, courtesy of a homer by Grady Sizemore. That homer made it a one run game, but the Rays bullpen imploded and the team eventually lost 7-1. Fortunately for the Rays, Baltimore lost as well, meaning that four teams are now separated by only one game for the division lead. The Rays and O's are tied, the Yankees are a half game back, meanwhile Toronto is a full game...
Rays Index Jun 30, 2015

Road Hazards And Warnings For Motorcycles

Road hazards for motorcycles come in many forms. It’s a great bet that some might surprise you. There’s plenty for motorcyclists to learn in this Dolman Law Group blog about dangers on high-traffic and local roads. It’s not just about slick conditions. Click on through and learn. Tell a friend. […]
DRaysBay Jun 30, 2015

Announcing the DRaysBay FanPost Competition

Hello friends and analysts, and some of you who are both. It's not everyday we give out free stuff here at DRaysBay, in fact we never do, but that changes now! Guidelines DRaysBay exists to be a community about the Tampa Bay Rays while using smart analysis to discuss the team we love. We are looking for your submissions of such Rays analysis to continue in this vein. If your post is not Rays-related or also not-analysis, I reserve the right to not select it as a finalist. With that in mind, your entry can focus on any aspect of the team, but should be a well-reasoned submission. Something...
Rays Index Jun 30, 2015

David Ortiz says something nice about Chris Archer

Chris Archer and David Ortiz have had a bit of a rivalry over the last year or so built around David Ortiz’ LOOK AT ME, DAMNIT! routine and Archer’s occasional spontaneous acts of celebration. Well, after their most recent matchup on the field, Ortiz did something unexpected, saying something nice […]
Rays Index Jun 30, 2015

[THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Cleveland 7, RAYS 1 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Remember those days when the best thing we could say about a game was that the Rays weren’t no-hit? […]
DRaysBay Jun 30, 2015

Rays down on the farm June 30: Snell sharp for Montgomery

In his first start since being named to the Futures Game in July, Blake Snell held a strong lineup in check I would have liked to highlight Travis Ott for Hudson Valley, but there is not yet a photo I can use legally. Triple-A Durham Bulls (41-37) Durham pitchers could not keep Steven Moya in the park in its 4-1 loss to Toledo. Already up 2-0, the Mud Hens got a third run on the Tigers' prospect's first home run of the night, and his second solo shot in the seventh answered the Bulls' lone run an inning earlier when Tim Beckham doubled and scored on Mikie Mahtook's single. Starter Everett...
DRaysBay Jun 29, 2015

Rays 1, Indians 7: Grady maybe saves these ladies from infamy

I know that last word doesn't fit that rhyme scheme, dad. I mean it’s like, how did you…? Why would this…? What…how can this happen? Why does this keep happening? I can’t…it’s…like… I feel relieved. But also…not. Poor Nathan Karns. How is it possible that he keeps getting stacked up against opposing pitcher performances such as these? It takes an incredible amount of anti-luck. An almost impossible amount. Which makes you think about how much luck really has to do with it. A slumping offense in some cases is a trick of luck, but not always. When performances start to...
DRaysBay Jun 29, 2015

Game Notes: Karns vs Anderson

Alexi Casilla to the Tigers, Odorizzi to make rehab start Wednesday After losing two of three to the last-place Red Sox, the Rays find themselves tied atop the AL East with the Baltimore Orioles who have won four in a row and seven of their last eight. The Rays have been an incredible road team this year, having the best record in the league while traveling but they are below .500 at home and have lost five of their last seven at the Trop. Tonight, the Rays will begin a four game set with the Cleveland Indians, then they will travel up to New York on Friday where they will spend...

Rays Player News

Rays Photos

Tampa Bay Rays Topics