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Red Sox Series Preview: Fourth of July fun at Fenway

Red Sox Series Preview: Fourth of July fun at Fenway

Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports The Red Sox are 1 game ahead of the Rays in the standings. The Tampa Bay Rays bats got the July 4th festivities off to an early start over the last three games putting up 24 runs. Now the Rays head to Boston to face the scorching hot Red Sox who have gone 21-8 since the beginning of June after a sluggish start to the season. The New York Yankees continue to set the pace in the American League East, but the battle for second is a very tight three horse race. The Yankees lead the Red Sox by 13.5 games, 14.0 lead over the Toronto Blue Jays,...
18 hours ago
Rays 7, Blue Jays 3: No One Inning Should Have All That Power

Rays 7, Blue Jays 3: No One Inning Should Have All That Power

Photo by Cole Burston/ Six-run fifth inning powers the Rays’ series win and extends win streak to three games Despite the injuries and challenges, this Tampa Bay Rays team is still very good. They continue to be on pace for another postseason run after today’s 7-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. The Rays did not waste a lot of time to get the offense going. Harold Ramirez and Ji-Man Choi hit back-to-back singles with two outs to get Ramirez into scoring position. The inning should have ended on Isaac Paredes’ grounder to third but a throwing error by Matt...
22 hours ago
GDT: The Wonderful Land of Baz

GDT: The Wonderful Land of Baz

Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports Canada is a sort of faraway fantasyland, right? Go Rays!
Jul 2, 2022
Rays 11, Jays 5: Isaac Paredes needs a nickname

Rays 11, Jays 5: Isaac Paredes needs a nickname

Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports Cheat Code? El Asesino? The Great Bambiño? Is it a winning streak if both wins are on the same day? Okay, stop me if you’ve heard this before, but Isaac Paredes had himself a day. 3 for 5. 3 runs. 4 RBI. A triple shy of the cycle. But! Unlike the last week month, he got some help from — I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s settle in for a soak, because this was a fun one. Drew Rasmussen made his triumphant return against Thomas Hatch, who was making his first appearance with the big club this year. We're back for round...
Jul 2, 2022
Game 1: Rays 6 Jays 2: Today the Rays offense woke up!

Game 1: Rays 6 Jays 2: Today the Rays offense woke up!

Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports As fans, most of us have watched our team through great, get all the way to the World Series seasons, and have also watched through disappointing, languishing in fourth place seasons. As one who started following the (Devil) Rays in around 2006, I’ve had both. I start every season — yes, every season, and yes that includes 2007 and 2014, full of optimism, and in then in most years at some point I realize maybe this year’s team doesn’t have it. For me that 2022 moment came yesterday, during the inning pitched by David McKay. First,...
Jul 2, 2022
GDT: Toronto Twin Bill

GDT: Toronto Twin Bill

Photo by Hannes P. Albert/picture alliance via Your Double Game Day Extravaganza! Have the Rays finally hit rock bottom? Or is it rock bottoms all the way down?
Jul 1, 2022
Rays 2, Blue Jays 8: Maybe tomorrow the offense will wake up

Rays 2, Blue Jays 8: Maybe tomorrow the offense will wake up

Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports Rays struggle at the plate again, drop fourth game in a row. The Rays dropped game two of the five game series against the Blue Jays by a score of (insert here). After sweeping the Pirates in a three game set, they have now lost four in a row, and their record now stands at 40-36. Rather than rehashing yet another uninspiring day at the plate for the Rays offense and a fourth consecutive loss via recap, lets all take a step back and take a very, very deep breath. Maybe tomorrow the offense will wake up and the Rays will take both games...
Jul 1, 2022
GDT: I might need to spend more time at The Store

GDT: I might need to spend more time at The Store

Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports Anyone need me to pick anything up? Go Rays!
Jul 1, 2022
Tampa Bay Rays activate Kevin Kiermaier

Tampa Bay Rays activate Kevin Kiermaier

Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports The Rays center fielder rejoins the team. Prior to Friday’s afternoon contest against the Toronto Blue Jays, the Tampa Bay Rays have made several changes to their active roster as Kevin Kiermaier has been activated from the 10-day Injured List and RHP David McKay has been promoted from Triple-A Durham. In corresponding roster moves, the Rays have optioned OF Luke Raley and LHP Ryan Yarbrough to Triple-A. Kiermaier returns to the Rays following a brief stint on the IL due to a left hip inflammation, causing him to go on the shelf back on...
Jun 30, 2022
GDT: 5 game series are EXHAUSTING

GDT: 5 game series are EXHAUSTING

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports But at least the Rays get to spend it in Canada Go Rays!
Jun 30, 2022
Series Preview: Rays vs. Blue Jays

Series Preview: Rays vs. Blue Jays

Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via The Tampa Bay Rays head on the road after a lackluster home stand. The Rays start with five games against the Toronto Blue Jays before taking on the Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds for three game sets. This will be a key stretch to see where the teams will stand in the American League East and Wild Card races. The New York Yankees hold a substantial lead in the American League East leading the Red Sox by 13.0 games, Blue Jays by 13.5 games, Rays by 15.0 games, and the Baltimore Orioles by 21.5 games. Schedule Thursday 7:07...
Jun 30, 2022
Rays Make Roster Moves

Rays Make Roster Moves

Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports The team will cross the border with a new look pitching staff The Tampa Bay Rays are set to begin their first series in Toronto, facing the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre for the first time since the pandemic forced the club to take up a temporary residence in Buffalo, New York. The Blue Jays, of course, play in Toronto, Ontario, where Canada’s COVID rules for visitors apply. The Canadian policy is that only those fully vaccinated against the Coronavirus can enter the country, and there is no exception for athletes. Major league teams...
Jun 29, 2022
Brewers: 5, Rays: 3 - Onto the next one

Brewers: 5, Rays: 3 - Onto the next one

Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/ Noon ⚾️ coming right up#RaysUp pic.twitter.com/AZgmoElFgD— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) June 29, 2022 Baseball before lunch. : @BallySportWI : @620wtmj #ThisIsMyCrew pic.twitter.com/gCNTLZ1DiV— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) June 29, 2022 INCREDIBLE!Jonathan Davis put his body on the line to come up with the out.@3_JonathanDavis | #ThisIsMyCrew pic.twitter.com/yvX4tzGPNj— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) June 29, 2022 Randy Arozarena off LHP Eric Lauer - 108.1 mph, 19 degrees (401 ft Lineout, .820 xBA)77.1 mph...
Jun 29, 2022
GDT: Well that was a short, weird series

GDT: Well that was a short, weird series

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports And I haven’t even had lunch yet! Go Rays!
Jun 29, 2022
St. Petersburg to re-start Tropicana Field redevelopment project, now with Rays involved

St. Petersburg to re-start Tropicana Field redevelopment project, now with Rays involved

Team’s future in St. Pete to be determined by the end of the year. St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch has finally made official what has always been the most likely course of action regarding the redevelopment of the Tropicana Field site: he’s going to choose his own developer, and he’s going to do it with the Rays involvement. Early in 2020, former Mayor Rick Kriseman made an attempt at finding a developer for the Rays stadium site, which occupies nearly 25% of the downtown footprint. It was an appropriate course of action for the City, but one met by several roadblocks,...