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Climbing Tal's Hill

Astros 2020 Year in Review: Lance McCullers post surgery

Lance McCullers had an inconsistent 2020 for the Houston Astros after his surgery. The 2020 Houston Astros dealt with injuries all season, but one key starter, Lance McCullers Jr., returned from Tommy John surgery. The righty missed all of the 2019 season and was one of the main reasons former GM Jeff Luhnow went after […] Astros 2020 Year in Review: Lance McCullers post surgery - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More


Dodgers 4, Rays 2: Chances aplenty; runs not so much

Photo by Rob Carr/ Dave Roberts pulled some good strings, and the Rays couldn’t quiiiiite capitalize on their Game 4 momentum Less than 24 hours off their historic and endlessly memorable Game 4 victory, the Tampa Bay Rays took the field once again, looking to take go ahead in the series for the first time. The game was a rematch of the Game 1 starters, with Tyler Glasnow and Clayton Kershaw squaring off. During the pre-game coverage, FOX noted that Glasnow and the Rays had watched film of his Game 1 start and decided that he had been over-rotating, leading in part to his six earned...


World Series Game 5 Instant Reaction: DRaysBay Playoff Podcast Series

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports Blueprint still intact. Apple Download Link According to Danny’s blueprint of the Rays winning games 2, 4, 6, and 7, the Rays are still very much alive. But once again, they’ve made it hard on themselves. Although it wasn’t a great night for the Rays bats, and certainly not for Tyler Glasnow, it was hard for any of us to be mad at that game. The bullpen was still great, Randy broke another record, and the Rays are still two wins away from a World Series title. Our nonchalant attitude may be motivated by the fact that Blake Snell is starting Game 6,...


Dodgers News: Joc Pederson Pleased To ‘Return The Favor’ On Rays’ Tyler Glasnow

The Los Angeles Dodgers are back in the driver's seat after edging out a 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in...


View from the Catwalks: A Wild Weekend Pushes Tampa Bay to the Brink

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports After a thrilling win on Saturday, the Rays lose to Clayton Kershaw and face elimination The Rays split the two weekend games of the World Series against the Dodgers to make it three games to two. The Rays will face elimination on Tuesday, when Snell squares off with Gonsolin. Sometimes we forget that players are real people with lives and families. Here are a few reminders. This is what you play the game for.@R_Thompson15’s mom watching him pitch in the World Series.Ryan made his MLB debut at the beginning of the season, when no one was allowed in.And...


Rays up the vote: make sure your voice is heard

Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports So many ways to vote The Tampa Bay Rays have made it easy to find information about voting in the upcoming election thanks to their Rays Up the Vote website. Check it out for helpful links and deadlines. As November 3 approaches, here are some reminders for Florida voters. Early voting: Your county will have early voting locations open through November 1. Check here for links to county early vote sites, or google your county’s name and “early vote” for locations and times. During the early voting period, you can vote at any location in your...

Los Angeles Times

Column: Eliminating plucky Rays in World Series Game 6 a tall order for the Dodgers

The Rays credited the baseball gods for their victory over the Dodgers in Game 4 of the World Series, but those otherworldly forces deserted them in Game 5.

Call to the Pen

Tampa Bay Rays: Manuel Margot made the correct decision

We can arm-chair manage the decision of Manuel Margot attempting to steal home all we want. The fact of the matter is he made the right decision, it just didn’t pay off. With the Tampa Bay Rays trailing 3-2 in the bottom of the 4th inning, Manuel Margot attempted to steal home to tie the […] Tampa Bay Rays: Manuel Margot made the correct decision - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Los Angeles Times

Dodgers beat Rays in Game 5, are one win from first World Series title since 1988

Behind a strong outing from Clayton Kershaw and three relievers, the Dodgers defeated the Tampa Bay Rays to take a three-games-to-two lead in the World Series.

Kershaw keeps Rays at bay, pitches Dodgers one win away from World Series title

In their first crack at the game since losing dramatically Saturday, the Dodgers grabbed an early lead and held on.

Rays Phillips' memorable night: wins game, loses breath, gets first IV, pulls all-nighter answering texts

Tampa Bay's good-natured bench bat had the game-winning single, but when teammates looked for him in clubhouse he was in the trainer's room getting treatment to not 'pass out.'


2020 World Series: Dodgers Name Tony Gonsolin Starter For Game 6

After the Los Angles Dodgers took a 3-2 lead over the Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series, manager Dave Roberts...

Los Angeles Times

Column: No longer an October failure, Clayton Kershaw is a win away from becoming a champion

For Clayton Kershaw, the look of devastation from previous postseasons was replaced by an occasional smile following the Dodgers' Game 5 win over the Rays.


‘Joctober’ continues for Dodgers’ Pederson in Game 5 of World Series

Pederson's home run against Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow is his first of the series, but it's another example of the 28-year-old outfielder making the most of his postseason opportunities.


World Series Extra: Wall-to-wall coverage of the Dodgers’ clutch win over the Rays in Game 5

The Dodgers 6-4 win in Game 5 gives them a 3-2 series lead and moves them one game away from winning their first World Series since 1988

Los Angeles Times

'Home, home, home!' How Dodgers foiled Manuel Margot's stealing home gamble

Max Muncy's shouting coupled with some quick baseball instincts by Clayton Kershaw prevented the Rays' Manuel Margot from stealing home in Game 5.

New York Post

Rays hero Brett Phillips has obscure connections to Yankees, Mets

ARLINGTON, Texas — Talk about a heart-racing moment. There’s so much to digest, to discuss, about the mind-boggling play that ended Saturday night’s World Series Game 4 at Globe Life Field. Those contemplations and conversations must start with Brett Phillips. And Phillips, the man who delivered the two-out, two-strike, two-error, two-run, ninth-inning, game-winning single off...

Bleed Cubbie Blue

Outside The Confines: Let’s talk about Game 4

Photo by Maxx Wolfson/ I mean, have you ever seen anything like that? In the past 10 years there have been a handful of truly memorable postseason games, ones that really stood out as a testament to how thrilling and downright bonkers baseball can truly be. The 2014 Wild Card game between the Royals and Athletics, and of course Game 7 of the 2016 World Series, which had a little bit of everything going on. This weekend, baseball fans unanimously agreed, Game 4 of the 2020 World Series joined the ranks of those incredible games. The Rays and Dodgers traded leads throughout the game, but...

Lone Star Ball

Monday Morning Texas Rangers Update

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Nearing a conclusion Good morning. We’ve gotten to the “they live here or are from around here and are now back at the Arlington World Series so let’s write about that” portion of the postseason. Jeff Wilson writes that it was a trio of From Around Heres for Los Angeles that propelled the Dodgers to a crucial Game 5 win over Tampa Bay. Wilson also writes that the bullpen catcher for the Rays is from around here and he’s been one of the busiest people at The Shed this last week. And, Evan Grant writes that Rangers manager Chris Woodward has been...


Dodgers win Game 5 to get within one victory of first World Series title since 1988

Clayton Kershaw earned the victory and the Dodgers went on to beat the Rays in Game 5 to get within one win from a World Series title.        

Over the Monster

MLB Roundup 10/26: The Dodgers are one win away from a title

Photo by Tom Pennington/ They took Game Five on Sunday. Dodgers move to within one win of title This whole World Series has been a back-and-forth affair, with neither team being able to win two in a row over the first four games. That led to a 2-2 tie heading into Sunday’s Game Five, a pivotal contest in this series. The Rays turned to Tyler Glasnow to start this one for them, but the righty just didn’t have his command early on. The Dodgers jumped on him right away, with Mookie Betts leading off the game with a double and then immediately coming in to score on a Corey Seager...

Pinstripe Alley

NYY news: Is the Bombers’ window closing?

Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Wondering if New York’s contention window is coming to an end; the Yankees could rely on young, cheap pitching in 2021; Britton is a near-lock to remain with the Bombers NJ Advance Media | Bob Klapisch: After looking loaded with young stars in the summer of 2017, the Yankees are still empty-handed three years later. Klapisch wonders if the Bombers’ competitive window may be closing, especially with so much uncertainty about the future (there could be a strike after the 2021 season) and with the Tampa Bay Rays peaking. New York Post | Dan Martin:...

AZ Snake Pit

Snake Bytes: 10/26 - Have To Do It Again

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports Clayton Kershaw and Randy Arozarena keep on breaking records in a post-season that might end tonight unless the Rays manage to get back once again. Diamondbacks news [MLB Trade Rumors] Artie Lewicki to continue career overseas The Diamondbacks released reliever Artie Lewicki who might continue his career for SK Wyverns in South Korea, according to MBC Plus, via Dan Kurtz. The KBO is wrapping up its regular season and the SK Wyverns are currently in 9th place out of 10 teams and therefore out of contention, making Lewicki then a possible signing for next...

Los Angeles Times

Tony Gonsolin to start for the Dodgers vs. Rays in Game 6 of World Series

With the opportunity to win their first World Series in 32 years on the line, the Dodgers will start Tony Gonsolin in Game 6 of the World Series.

Lookout Landing

Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/26/20: Clayton Kershaw, Manuel Margot, and Dan Straily

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Game 6 here we come. In Playoff News... Kershaw’s pitching dominance leads the Dodgers to within one game of the World Series title as they take a 3-2 series lead over Tampa Bay. Some stats on Manuel Margot’s attempt to steal home: Manuel Margot was the first player who tried to steal home in a World Series game since 2002.It is the first time a player was caught stealing home in a World Series game since 1991. pic.twitter.com/hQrIZ1n34h— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 26, 2020 Rays’ OF Brett Phillips reportedly had an elevated...

Jays Journal

Toronto Blue Jays 2020 Report Card: Ryan Borucki

Jays Journal contributors will be authoring Toronto Blue Jays report cards based on how each player performed in 2020. In this edition, we take a look at Ryan Borucki. Ryan Borucki seemed to have benefited from the delay of the season as he was expected to miss the start of the season with an arm injury […] Toronto Blue Jays 2020 Report Card: Ryan Borucki - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community

Lowe's home run lifts Rays to walk-off win | Red Sox-Rays Game Highlights 9/21/19

Condensed Game: Nate Lowe hit a walk-off two-run home run in the 11th inning, giving the Rays a 5-4 win over the Red Sox Don't forget to subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/mlb Follow us elsewhere too: Twitter: https://twitter.com/MLB Instagram: https://

Adames' walk-off lifts Rays in 11 frames | Red Sox-Rays Game Highlights 9/20/19

Condensed Game: Willy Adames lined the walk-off single in the 11th to deliver the Rays a 5-4 victory over the Red Sox Don't forget to subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/mlb Follow us elsewhere too: Twitter: https://twitter.com/MLB Instagram: https://www

Meadows' HR in 11th propels Rays | Rays-Dodgers Game Highlights 9/18/19

Condensed Game: Austin Meadows clubbed a go-ahead home run in the 11th inning to lead the Rays to a marathon win in extras Don't forget to subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/mlb Follow us elsewhere too: Twitter: https://twitter.com/MLB Instagram: https: