11:03 PM EDT, Sun September 15, 2019
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Rays 4 Angels 6: Dang this one hurts

Rays 4 Angels 6: Dang this one hurts

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports Did some evil spirit put a curse on the Rays today? And if so can we please quickly get the antidote? So, apparently even an out of contention team that has lost its two offensive threats and is known for its weak pitching can pull one out. A three -home homerun from Albert Pujols was the difference in this game. But it also could have looked very different with a sharper Ryan Yarbrough, a tad cleaner defense, and some more competitive at bats from the Rays earlier in the game. The day started off auspiciously for the Rays. Two singles and a sac fly...
7 hours ago
GDT: What the heck

GDT: What the heck

Photo by Victor Decolongon/ Trout is still out! Good for the Rays, bad for baseball. Go Rays!
22 hours ago
Rays 3, Angels 1: Tampa Bay Win a Pitchers Duel

Rays 3, Angels 1: Tampa Bay Win a Pitchers Duel

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports Tyler Glasnow and a fever of relievers make a d’Anaud bases loaded double stand up Jaime Barria, Tyler Glasnow, and eleven relievers combined in an old fashioned pitchers duel on Saturday night, with the Rays coming out on top of the Angels 3-1 thanks to a big hit from Travis d’Anaud. It was a game where the Angels had more chances, but the Rays made theirs count. Tyler Glasnow got the start, going the front three scoreless, giving up two hits, walking one and striking out five. He came out throwing fire right from the beginning. .@TGlasnow is out here on...
Sep 14, 2019
GDT: More Livin' in LA

GDT: More Livin' in LA

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports or is it Anaheim? Go Rays!
Sep 14, 2019
Rays 11, Angels 4: Hit squad

Rays 11, Angels 4: Hit squad

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Now that’s more like it. For a very brief moment in the second inning, when Charlie Morton gave up a single to Luis Rengifo to score Albert Pujols for the first run of the game, I was really worried I would need to write a recap that would disappoint everyone who went to bed early. I can still disappoint you, but at least it will only because of my questionable late-night writing abilities. The Rays did what they needed to do tonight, with a heavy-hitting game that brought great results from every end of the batting order. After that early RBI to...
Sep 13, 2019
GDT: Well that was a bummer of a series

GDT: Well that was a bummer of a series

Photo by Richard Rodriguez/ I hated it. Well anyway, go Rays.
Sep 13, 2019
The Rays face tough competition for the Wild Card

The Rays face tough competition for the Wild Card

Photo by Dave Reginek/ As the season draws to a close, the postseason race is heating up The American League Wild Card race is reaching the home stretch. With less than 10% of the season remaining the 162 game season marathon has tuned into a 14-game sprint. With 2.5 weeks left, the Oakland Athletics (87-60) lead the Tampa Bay Rays (87-61) by half a game, with the Cleveland Indians (86-61) a half game behind the Rays. At this point the loss column is what matters most. The Athletics have played one fewer game than the Rays and Indians, but they have the fewest losses. You can make up...
Sep 13, 2019
FanPost Friday: What was your most memorable game experience this season?

FanPost Friday: What was your most memorable game experience this season?

Photo by Joseph Garnett, Jr. / Whether in person or at home, which game moment stood out most? There are a lot of reasons to enjoy or not enjoy a game. If your team is winning by 10 runs and suddenly drops the ball (sometimes literally) and gives up nine runs in the ninth to almost lose the game, it’s going to stand out. Or perhaps a heroic walk off home run ball landed two seats down from you. Maybe a favorite player signed a ball for you or your excited child. It could be something as simple as getting to go to your first game at a new stadium, or as bad as witnessing the worst loss...
Sep 13, 2019
View from the Catwalks: On the ropes

View from the Catwalks: On the ropes

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports Rays drop out of the 1st WC after a series loss to Texas. The Rays leave Texas for California no longer in the Wild Card 1 spot (0.5 GB of Oakland) and just 0.5 game up on Cleveland. It’s very possible that the season will come down to how Cleveland performs vs Minnesota and the Rays perform vs the Angels in Anaheim. After this past Rangers series though, it’s reasonable to feel despair set in and start making plans for October that do not involve baseball. After all, we have seen this story unfold before. Cleveland seems almost locked into a mid 90s...
Sep 13, 2019
Rays prospects and minor leagues: Bulls swept despite Snell appearance

Rays prospects and minor leagues: Bulls swept despite Snell appearance

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Blake Snell was effective in two innings, but it wasn’t enough. Fantastic 2 inning rehab outing by @RaysBaseball @snellzilla4 for @DurhamBulls In a must-win G3 of #GovernorsCup, #Snell retired all 6 @CLBClippers , w/3K.Showed off his elite slider for 2 of his 3KFB sat 93-4,worked only 1 3-ball countGiven 30 pitches,needed just 280-0 mid-2— Patrick Kinas (@PatrickKinas) September 12, 2019 That’ll do it for the minor league season. However, the Arizona Fall League starts next week — much sooner than before. Triple-A Durham Bulls (3-3) Durham was...
Sep 13, 2019
Rays: 4, Rangers: 6 - Rays can’t close out series win

Rays: 4, Rangers: 6 - Rays can’t close out series win

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports Of course it was Nick Solak After yesterday’s 10-9, 4 hour loss to the Rangers last night, the Rays send Brendan McKay to try to salvage a series win and keep the Rays hot streak going. Ji-Man this series: 3-7, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 3 BB, 2 R. https://t.co/tODcl2Hgsj #RaysUp pic.twitter.com/W3LK4Q1ivK— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) September 12, 2019 McKay got into trouble early with a leadoff double to Delino Deshields. A walk to Nick Solak put two on with two outs brought Danny Santana to the plate. Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Rays...
Sep 12, 2019
GDT: I’m still mad about last night

GDT: I’m still mad about last night

Photo by Tom Pennington/ And no, I won’t stop complaining about it. Go Rays!
Sep 12, 2019
View from the Catwalk: Last night was a dumpster fire

View from the Catwalk: Last night was a dumpster fire

Just wipe that game from existence and move on Last night, the Tampa Bay Rays fell in a disaster of a game to the Texas Rangers. The Rays took an early 2-0 lead in the first, but Andrew Kittridge and Jalen Beeks teamed up to surrender seven runs to the Rangers. The Rays offense immediately stormed back and tied the game in the 2nd. Eventually, the Rays would regain the lead but the usually impenetrable Nick Anderson yielded a three run shot to give the Rangers a 10-8 advantage and Texas would go on to win, 10-9. The Rays would have four runners picked off the basepaths during the night,...
Sep 12, 2019
Rays prospects and minor leagues: Durham falls behind 2-0 to Columbus in Governor’s Cup Finals

Rays prospects and minor leagues: Durham falls behind 2-0 to Columbus in Governor’s Cup Finals

Durham Bulls Athletic Park will be hosting more postseason action | Liz Condo-US PRESSWIRE Bulls fall behind early and can’t complete comeback. Triple-A Durham Bulls (75-64) The Durham Bulls dropped game two of the Governor’s Cup Finals to the Columbus Clippers 7-4 and trail 2-0 in the series. The Bulls fell behind early allowing a grand slam in the first. Through five innings the Bulls were down 7-0. Jason Coats hit a solo homer in the top of the sixth for the Bulls first run. In the seventh the Bulls rallied with RBI singles by Nathan Lukes, Jake Cronenworth, and Emilio Bonifacio...
Sep 12, 2019
Rays 9, Rangers 10: Wild game, unfortunate finish

Rays 9, Rangers 10: Wild game, unfortunate finish

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports When Nick Anderson allows a go-ahead home run, it probably isn’t your night The Rays and Rangers faced each other for the middle game of a three-game series, with the Rays taking the first game and looking to secure the series win tonight in Arlington. Looking to make it 7 straight days of winning. https://t.co/uiurGIgEIB#RaysUp pic.twitter.com/HAqXjKm27c— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) September 11, 2019 Ariel Jurado started this game for the Rangers, facing off against opener Andrew Kittredge. Joey Wendle got this game going with a leadoff single...