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d'Arnaud's grand slam leads Rays to victory | White Sox-Rays Game Highlights 7/21/19

Condensed Game: Travis d'Arnaud hit a grand slam in the 2nd and Blake Snell struck out ten over six scoreless innings in the Rays' 4-2 win Don't forget to subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/mlb Follow us elsewhere too: Twitter: https://twitter.com/MLB I

Tampa Bay Times

Here's Rays TV reporter Tricia Whitaker with an injury update ... on herself

Fox Sports Sun Rays TV reporter Tricia Whitaker regularly provides updates on injured players.Today she provided one on herself:Broken right foot, day to day for now, hoping to return to action soon.Whitaker, who first shared the news on her Instagram account, was

Jays Journal

Blue Jays have decision to make on future of Dalton Pompey

The Toronto Blue Jays have a decision looming on the status of outfielder Dalton Pompey as his 20-day injury rehab stint is set to expire on Monday. The Blue Jays must decide whether they will promote Dalton Pompey to the majors or designate the out of options outfielder for assignment. Pompey suffered his third concussion […] Blue Jays have decision to make on future of Dalton Pompey - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

South Side Sox

Six Pack of Stats: Rays 4, White Sox 2

FanGraphs One swing in the bottom of the second is all Tampa would need A sweep of the tough Tampa Bay Rays, on the road in the Hovering Sombrero no less, proved to be too heady a task for the Chicago White Sox on Sunday. Let’s dig deeper into the numbers behind the loss. 3 Stars Blake Snell, Rays, LHSP (six innings, three hits, two walks, 10 Ks .228 wins)Travis d’Arnaud, Rays, C (1-for-3, grand slam, .153 wins)Yolmer Sánchez, White Sox, 2B (2-for-4, double, triple, RBI, R, K, .077 wins) -.227 Mainly due to just one lousy (second) inning, White Sox starter Dylan Cease was the least...


Rays prospects and minor leagues: Jones hits 1st pro home run

Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Greg Jones’ first home run in the organization capped Hudson Valley’s ninth-inning comeback. In his days as a highly ranked prospect, Jose De Leon didn’t walk many batters. Understandably coming back from Tommy John surgery, he hasn’t had the same control that he used to. However, Sunday marked his first outing this season without a walk. Triple-A Durham Bulls (59-42) Durham didn’t get enough offense in a 3-1 loss to Indianapolis. Kevin Padlo’s RBI groundout in the first gave the Bulls a 1-0 lead, but they only had five hits over the...


Tampa Bay Rays news and links: Hey we won a game!

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Now, time to face Boston The Rays broke their five-game losing streak on Sunday by absolutely lighting up the White Sox to the tune of [checks note] three hits... But hey, a win is a win, right? Especially when you’ve lost five in a row to drop out of the playoff spot that looked like a lock about a month ago... But yeah, I’m not nervous/annoyed/worried/skeptical at all! The Rays start a three-game set with Boston on Monday, with probables as follows: Monday, 7:10 ET: Eduardo Rodriguez (11-4, 1.6 fWAR, 4.34/4.23/4.21 ERA/FIP/xFIP) vs. Jalen Beeks (5-0,...

Pinstripe Alley

NYY News: Injury updates on Maybin, Stanton, and more

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Injury updates on Cameron Maybin, Giancarlo Stanton, and more; Aaron Judge talks about Hall of Fame Yankees; How the Yankees dealt with heat; Mo and Moose go into the Hall NJ.com | Brian Fonseca: It’s time for the customary injury update, but this time, there’s some good news! Cameron Maybin will go to Triple-A Scranton on a rehab assignment starting Tuesday, while Aaron Boone shared positive updates on Dellin Betances and Luis Severino – they are both scheduled to throw off a mound in early August. However, things aren’t going well for Giancarlo Stanton....

Blogging the Bombers | New York Daily News

Zack Britton’s plummeting strikeout rate is only a problem if it turns into one

The only thing better than being proven right in print is being swiftly proved wrong in person. So of course when I went to interview Zack Britton about his lack of strikeouts on Tuesday, he got the last two Rays he faced to whiff on his sinker/slider mix. Britton, who has pitched to an outstanding...

Royals Review

Where are the 2015 Royals All-Stars now?

Your 2015 Kansas City All Stars (kind of). My earliest Royals memory is (I think) George Brett retiring. Like so many of you, I suffered the majority of my life as a Royals fan wishing for mediocrity, and being satisfied by competency from so many players. But 2015 wasn’t like that. The Royals won the most games in the American League (95), and had seven (seven!) All Stars*. They went on to have an historic comeback against Houston in game four of the ALDS**, and of course went on to win the World Series handily 4-1. *Alex Gordon was elected as a starter but replaced due to injury. ...

Bleed Cubbie Blue

2019 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 99

Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports The weekend ends with a thud in 5-1 loss to the Padres I often look at a game or a group of games or the performance of an individual and see both the glass half empty and half full. There was a whole lot of that going with the performance of Kyle Hendricks, in this game, and in the weekend as a whole. Overwhelmingly, it is hard to be too disappointed with taking two of three games and the one loss being a tie game after six innings. We start with Kyle Hendricks. Kyle takes a loss in this game. He still hasn’t won since before his injury on June 14 in Los...

The Crawfish Boxes

The Numbered Days of Tony Kemp

Photo by John McCoy/ First, let me say, I love Tony Kemp. I’ve loved him ever since he was posting juicy walk rates as he moved up the system. I loved his low walk rates, and bountiful stolen bases. Second, Kemp is good at baseball. He’s accumulated positive WAR in the last two seasons. Third, Kemp is fun. I love his dives, his claps, his newfound isolated power, and his zest for the game. I like Tony Kemp the Astro. Therefore it saddens me to say that his days are likely numbered, barring unforeseen injury or setback. We all know that two infielders are rejoining the team in the...

Reviewing the Brew

Milwaukee Brewers: Adding Starting Pitching Now A Necessity

The Milwaukee Brewers entered July with a debatable need for another frontline starting pitcher. That debate is over now. Brandon Woodruff has gone on the IL with an oblique injury and will likely be out at least a month. For the Milwaukee Brewers, that’s terrible news. Woodruff had developed into their best starter this season, […] Milwaukee Brewers: Adding Starting Pitching Now A Necessity - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Tampa Bay Times

Rays Kevin Kiermaier gets 'best news:' No surgery on thumb, 10-15 day absence

ST. PETERSBURG - Rays centerfielder Kevin Kiermaier feared the worst but got what he called the "best news" possible on Sunday, that no surgery is necessary on the the left thumb he sprained Saturday and he should miss only 10-15 days.Kiermaier has missed significant

House of Houston

Houston Astros: Another injury update on Carlos Correa and Aledmys Diaz

Houston Astros infielders Carlos Correa and Aledmys Diaz are on track to return back to the lineup soon so what’s the latest update with them? Let’s look. The Houston Astros have been 9-4 since the All-Star Break, which is definitely representative of a remarkable feat considering the challenges that they’ve faced with the injuries that […] Houston Astros: Another injury update on Carlos Correa and Aledmys Diaz - House of Houston - House of Houston - A Houston Sports Site - Texans, Rockets, Astros, Dynamo, Cougars and More!


Rays 1, White Sox 2: One out away from a win, Rays drop the series in extras

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The offense’s lack of production once again ends up hurting the Rays despite a strong effort from the pitching staff Looking to put last night’s disaster of a game behind them, the Rays set their sights on evening the series against the White Sox tonight. Let’s get crazy. https://t.co/TFT4i68TSI #RaysUp pic.twitter.com/nnrzT3QbqS— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) July 20, 2019 Ryan Yarbrough, who behind Ryne Stanek was nearly perfect in his last outing against the Baltimore Orioles, started this game with no opener in front of him. Chicago’s ace...


Rays 4, White Sox 2: Mama, there goes that man again!

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Travis d’Arnaud’s grand slam backs a scoreless outing from Snell On a day that the White Sox out hit the Rays five to three, the Rays got the hit that mattered, winning 4-2 and snapping their five game losing streak. Blake Snell scrapped his way through six scoreless, and the bullpen held on. The Rays dodged a bullet in the first. With Snell fishing for the zone, the White Sox put two of the first three hitters on base, then pulled off a double steal to put runners on second and third. And when a breaking ball to McCann got away from d’Arnaud, it looked...

Tampa Bay Times

d'Arnaud delivers again as Rays end 5-game skid with 4-2 win over White Sox

ST. PETERSBURG - Having lost a season-high five straight games, and looked quite bad in doing so, the Rays needed something to stop the downward spiral on Sunday.And they got it from Travis d'Arnaud, a second-inning grand slam that sparked them to a 4-2 win over the White Sox, and

Lone Star Ball

Shawn Kelley leaves game with injury

Photo by Hannah Foslien/ Rangers reliever Shawn Kelley departed today’s game with an apparent injury Texas Rangers relief pitcher Shawn Kelley was lifted from today’s game against the Houston Astros without throwing a pitch. Kelley was brought into the game with one on and two out in the bottom of the 8th inning in relief of Chris Martin, with Texas down 5-2, but was pulled during his warmup tosses with an apparent injury. There’s no indication at this point as to the reason for him leaving. With the only 2019 MLB trade deadline just ten days away, Kelley is someone whose name...

Tampa Bay Times

Kiermaier exits Saturday with right thumb sprain

ST. PETERSBURG : Rays manager Kevin Cash decided to keep center fielder Kevin Kiermaier out of the starting lineup on Saturday against the White Sox. Choosing to give Kiermaier a day of rest, Cash penciled Avisail Garcia into center field. With the Rays leading 1-0 late in the game,

Tampa Bay Times

Marc Topkin's takeaways from Rays' 4-2 Sunday win over White Sox

Marc Topkin's takeaways from Rays' 4-2 Sunday win over White Sox:* Travis d'Arnaud hasn't only been a hit at the plate. His work behind the plate, in blocking pitches and in calling a game, has been impressive, earning the praise and trust of Blake Snell and

Abreu plates go-ahead run in White Sox win | White Sox-Rays Game Highlights 7/20/19

Condensed Game: James McCann tied the game at 1 with a homer in the 9th before Jose Abreu knocked a go-ahead single in the 11th for a 2-1 win Don't forget to subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/mlb Follow us elsewhere too: Twitter: https://twitter.com/ML


Rangers reliever Shawn Kelley suffers arm injury in Houston, set to be re-evaluated

HOUSTON -- Rangers reliever Shawn Kelley left Sunday’s game vs. the Houston Astros with an arm injury without throwing an official pitch. Kelley experienced pain in his right biceps during a warmup pitch, immediately came off the mound and went to the dugout where he slammed his glove down with his left hand. He was taken for an MRI after the game. He will be re-evaluated.Kelley, 35, was in the midst of a strong season after signing late with the Rangers. He had moved into the de facto closer’s role after Jose Leclerc struggled in April. Kelley had 11 saves in 15 chances and a 3.00 ERA in...

Climbing Tal's Hill

Astros: Injury updates on Brad Peacock, Aledmys Diaz and Carlos Correa

The Astros are close to having their lineup at full strength with the return of Carlos Correa and Aledmys Diaz. Brad Peacock’s return date is questionable. Carlos Correa and Aledmys Diaz are currently in the midst of their rehab assignments with the Astros affiliates, AAA Round Rock and AA Corpus Christi. Brad Peacock is on […] Astros: Injury updates on Brad Peacock, Aledmys Diaz and Carlos Correa - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Tampa Bay Times

Bullpen or offense? Take your pick because both failed the Rays on Saturday.

ST. PETERSBURG : Montreal called.Said there's no sense rushing into this whole team-sharing plan.I mean, could you blame the good folks of Quebec if they wanted to take a looksie at expansion or some other means of getting Major League Baseball?Because

Tampa Bay Times

Snell controls strike zone to continue rebound

ST. PETERSBURG : Starting pitcher Blake Snell turned in a dominant performance on Sunday, allowing three hits and two walks over six scoreless innings as the Rays defeated the White Sox and put an end to their five-game losing streak. In his last four starts, Snell has allowed only

New York Post

Mets still confident in Zack Wheeler’s trade value as return nears

SAN FRANCISCO — Zack Wheeler may throw a full bullpen session as early as Sunday, possibly the final step before he is considered for activation from the injury list. The right-hander has not pitched in two weeks because of an impingement in his right shoulder. If the Mets are going to deal Wheeler by the...

Blogging the Bombers | New York Daily News

Whatever this Oliver Drake pitch is, it’s unhittable

MLB’s tracking data calls this pitch a slider, but there’s one problem with that: Rays reliver Oliver Drake is right-handed, and the pitch breaks away hard from the left-handed hitter, Leury Garcia of the White Sox. The movement makes it look like a screwball, a pitch that hasn’t been thrown by...

Pinstripe Alley

Sunday open thread

Photo by Mike Stobe/ A Sunday-morning open thread. The Yankees have won five in a row, and they’re showing no signs of stopping. Just as the Red Sox buried the rest of the AL East midsummer last year, the Yankees are trying to ensure that the division is won in all but name as early as possible this season. They have a chance to sweep an overwhelmed Rockies team today, and to continue to move away from the Rays and Boston. The series wraps up this afternoon with James Paxton on the mound. The action kicks off at 1:05 EST. Fun Questions What's your favorite Disney movie? With both...

Brew Crew Ball

Brandon Woodruff pulled from start mid at-bat in 4th inning

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Oh man, please don’t be anything serious. Things got off to a rocky start for Brandon Woodruff this afternoon in his start against the Arizona Diamondbacks, as the hurler yielded four runs across the first three innings of the ballgame. The offense breathed new life into the ballgame with a grand slam to tie the game off the bat of Tyler Saladino in the top of the fourth and Woodruff went back out to the mound to keep things going in the bottom half of the inning. But he lasted only two pitches, getting pulled mid at-bat with in an apparent injury...


Rays prospects and minor leagues: Jones doubles twice for Hudson Valley

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ In his first game in five days, Greg Jones continued a hot stretch. After the game on July 7, Greg Jones was batting .224/.338/.310. He’s now on an eight-game hitting streak, including six multi-hit games. He’s now batting .315/.388/.424. Triple-A Durham Bulls (59-41) Durham was topped by Indianapolis, 8-3. Matt Duffy’s homer in the third cut the Bulls’ deficit to 2-1, and Kevin Padlo went deep in the fifth to make a 5-2 game in the fifth. However, they couldn’t slow down the Indians’ offense. Arturo Reyes was charged with all eight runs — six earned...

Yankees manager Aaron Boone unleashes epic rant on umpire: ‘My guys are savages!’ | Golic and Wingo

Mike Golic Jr. and Jason Fitz react to New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone unleashing a profane rant on rookie umpire Brennan Miller for calling Brett Gardner out on strikes in the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays. ✔