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Should Yankees pitchers get ejected for throwing at Rays hitters?

Apr 11, 2021; St. Petersburg, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Rays designated hitter Austin Meadows (17) gets hit by pitch during the fifth inning against the New York Yankees at Tropicana Field.  | Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports A DRaysBay Roundtable Over the weekend, the Rays nearly swept the Yankees, coming strike calls away from getting out of a 10th inning jam that got away from Colin McHugh, and continuing a trend from the 2020 season: the Rays have the Yankees number, and they don’t like it. To show their displeasure, the Yankees are headhunting. New York’s puerile...


Rays 1 , Rangers 0 - Rays Get Rings and Rangers Get Rung Up

Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/ Tyler Glasnow throws an incredible 14 strikeout performance as Rays beat Rangers to start the series Today was ring day for the Tampa Bay Rays as the team was presented with their 2020 American League Champion rings. The rings are the final component to celebrating the accomplishments from last season and how close they came to the ultimate goal, winning the World Series. As the team works towards repeating as the AL Pennant winners, they face their next challenge with a four-game series against the Texas Rangers under the catwalks of...

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Thoughts on a 1-0 Rangers loss

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Rays 1, Rangers o Rays 1, Rangers 0 The Rangers have lost again and been shut out for the third time in four games, and that is bad. I find myself reminding myself, though, that this is a rebuilding year, it’s about progress and process and development more so than wins and losses, and thus it’s worthwhile to focus on and enjoy progress when it’s meaningful, even in a loss. And so we have the tandem outing of Dane Dunning and Taylor Hearn. If you could draw up what you would ideally like to get from a tandem outing, it would look a...

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Today on Pinstripe Alley - 4/13/21

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Here’s your preview for a Tuesday. On the verge of getting swept by the Rays on Sunday, the Yankees were staring right at a 3-6 start to the season. An MLB campaign is obviously very long, but a three-game manhandling by the rival Rays would have felt pretty poor even at the outset. But the Yankees rallied to win that game, and now they’ve put together a win streak. They can run that streak to three tonight, when Jameson Taillon faces off with Hyun Jin Ryu Today on the site, Dan previews outfield prospect Ryder Green’s 2021 campaign,...

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Texas Rangers lineup for April 13, 2021

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The Rangers try to break a losing streak with the newly promoted Adolis Garcia in left field Texas Rangers lineup for April 13, 2021 against the Tampa Bay Rays: starting pitchers are Kyle Gibson for the Rangers and Ryan Yarbrough for the Rays. Game two of the four game series in Tampa, and hopefully the Rangers score a run for the first time in...well, a while. Its quite an interesting lineup the Rangers are rolling with today. The lineup: IKF — SS Dahl — DH Gallo — RF Trevino — C Lowe — 1B Garcia — LF Solak — 2B White —...

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Tuesday Morning Texas Rangers Update

Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via My kingdom for a run Good morning. Evan Grant writes about the Rangers failing to score for a third time in four games as they were dominated by Tyler Glasnow last evening. At the team site, Daniel Guerrero recaps a 1-0 Texas Rangers loss to the Tampa Bay Rays that saw some impressive pitching while the bats remained silent. Jeff Wilson notes that the Rangers didn’t just lose their game on Monday, they also lost Ronald Guzman to a leg injury early in the contest. Grant writes that Guzman was playing on the unkind turf at...


View from the Catwalk: Rays open home season with series win

Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/ Rays News It’s been an eventful weekend for the Rays. After losing three to the Red Sox, they came back to take two of three from the Yankees. The weekend series included some pretty good offense all around, and a strong outing for Rich Hill. The Rays also got to raise their 2020 AL East and AL championship banners ($). The Saturday game looked like it was going to be a costly win, with starter Chris Archer pulled early with the dreaded “forearm tightness,” but reports suggest that his injury may not be too serious. ($) And his IL...


GDT: The Fightin’ Nate Lowes

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports Hey, remember that guy? Wish the Rays kept him so him, Brandon, and Josh could have a real Lowedown, but alas. Go Rays!

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New York Yankees bad blood with Tampa Bay Rays continues

There is no question that the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays have one of the fiercer rivalries in the game today. The two teams are considered the favorites for the AL East title, expected to battle it out until the final days of the season. It is also plainly clear that there is […] New York Yankees bad blood with Tampa Bay Rays continues - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Game 10 Game Day Thread - Texas Rangers @ Tampa Bay Rays

Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Trouble in the Trop Texas Rangers @ Tampa Bay Rays Monday, April 12, 2021, 6:10 PM CT (105.3 The Fan / BS Southwest) Tropicana Field RHP Dane Dunning (followed by LHP Taylor Hearn) vs. RHP Tyler Glasnow Today's Lineups RANGERS RAYS Isiah Kiner-Falefa - SS Yoshi Tsutsugo - 1B David Dahl - DH Austin Meadows - DH Joey Gallo - RF Randy Arozarena - RF Nate Lowe - 1B Brandon Lowe - 2B Jose Trevino - C Manuel Margot - LF Ronald Guzman - LF Joey Wendle - 3B Nick Solak - 2B Francisco Mejia - C Anderson Tejeda -...

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Texas Rangers lineup for April 12, 2021

Photo by Tom Pennington/ The Rangers start a series against the Rays today Texas Rangers lineup for April 12, 2021 against the Tampa Bay Rays: starting pitchers are Dane Dunning for the Rangers and Tyler Glasnow for the Rays. Texas starts a four game series in Tampa today, and I think that Dane Dunning will be followed by Taylor Hearn as part of the tandem starter setup, but the first part of the tandems have tended to go kind of deep in the first three times it’s been used, so we shall see how this plays out. We also have Ronald Guzman starting in left field. David...


What to expect at a Rays game in 2021

Here’s everything new at Tropicana Field due to the ongoing pandemic. It was a thrilling home opener at Tropicana Field, with two banners raised to recognize the 2020 American League champions. The energy in the stadium was high, even though capacity was only between six and nine thousand fans. You could sense the joy — and relief — among season ticket holders and Rays employees. Baseball had returned, and people were here to enjoy it. I had the privilege of attending the home opener against the Yankees and walking the stadium to document everything new. If you’re on...

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Red Sox Pre-Cap Podcast: Recapping the Orioles, Previewing the Twins

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports A look back at the Red Sox sweep of the Rays and their upcoming series in Baltimore. Well, that was a fun weekend. After sweeping the Rays in the last series, the offense continued on their dominant streak against the Orioles this past weekend. J.D. Martinez, Rafael Devers, and Christian Vázquez were on fire against Matt Harvey, Bruce Zimmerman, and Jorge López and the rest of the Orioles pitching staff. Meanwhile, on the other side, Eduardo Rodriguez returned to the rotation for the first time since 2019 and looked great. Garrett...

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Today on Pinstripe Alley - 4/12/21

Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/ Here’s the program for your Monday browsing. The Yankees’ first road trip of the season hasn’t gotten off to the greatest start, but at least they left Tampa with a victory. After salvaging the finale of the Rays series New York is staying in-state to play Toronto, travelling to the Blue Jays’ spring training field. The Yankees had to play in an alternate site for Toronto’s home games last season as well, and they didn’t go great, so here’s hoping that Dunedin proves to be friendlier turf. While you’re waiting for...

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NYY vs. TOR: Gerrit Cole vs. Robbie Ray

Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/ A regular season game live from Dunedin, rather than Toronto. Yesterday, the Yankees salvaged the finale of their three-game set against the Rays at Tropicana Field. Now, they’ll drive half an hour west to Dunedin, where the Blue Jays are currently playing their home games. Seeing relevant regular season baseball at a spring training complex remains very weird, but hey, not much about the past 13 months can be classified as anything other than weird. Gerrit Cole will take the mound for the Yankees, and they’d really like their ace to give...


New York Yankees announce Sunday lineup vs. Tampa Bay Rays

The Yankees and Rays wrap up their weekend series this afternoon at Tropicana Field.       

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Tampa Bay Rays: Brent Honeywell impresses in brief outing

Brent Honeywell’s first outing for the Tampa Bay Rays was a long time coming. He had not pitched a regular season game since 2017, his major league debut having been pushed back until one had to wonder if it would ever occur. Finally, on Sunday, after all those years, Honeywell got his chance. His outing […] Tampa Bay Rays: Brent Honeywell impresses in brief outing - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Odor snaps late tie with 1st hit as Yankee, NY tops Rays 8-4

Rougned Odor snapped a 10th-inning tie with his first hit as a Yankee, Gio Urshela homered and drove in three runs, and New York rallied Sunday to avoid a weekend sweep with an 8-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

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Gio Urshela, fresh off needing a day to recover from COVID vaccine, propels Yankees to win over Rays

Just two days after he was too weakened by the COVID-19 vaccine to play, Gio Urshela lifted the Yankees on his shoulders and helped them stave off the embarrassment of being swept by the Rays.

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NYY vs. TB: Montgomery looks to prevent a sweep

Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports The Yankees turn to Gumby to stop a skid. It’s been a rough few days for the Yankees, who have dropped three straight entering today’s showdown with the Rays. There have been pitching issues and hitting issues, and I think that today is as good a day as any to right the ship. The club will send one of their best to the mound to try and do just that, while Brent Honeywell Jr. will look to make an impression on the Rays in his MLB debut. Jordan Montgomery is coming off a great start last Monday against the Orioles, and hopefully his...


Rays 4, Yankees 8: Honey Day!

Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/ How sweet it was to see Brent Honeywell as the Opener. Today was a very big deal for Rays fans, and for one pitcher who has waited three and a half years to make his major league debut. Expectations were at an all-time high on Sunday, with Brent Honeywell Jr. getting the call up after Chris Archer was placed on the 10-day IL. Honeywell was poised to take the Opener role on Sunday’s game ahead of Michael Wacha on bulk innings. You would never have known it was Honeywell’s major league debut to look at him. The 26-year-old was calm and...


Even when the Yankees win, it's an utterly exhausting experience

Sure, they beat the Rays, but they were lucky to escape with the 10th-inning victory.



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Yankees' search for big hit ends in 10-inning win over Rays

The Yankees salvaged the final game of a three-game series with Gleyber Torres and Rougned Odor coming up with clutch hits.

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Is it time to start worrying about Corey Kluber?

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ The Statcast data surrounding the Klubot’s first two starts in pinstripes are mixed. Corey Kluber’s first week as a Yankee has not exactly gone as fans, or the Yankees, have hoped. His first start on April 3rd against the Toronto Blue Jays was roughly what many expected — two runs (only one earned) on five hits, with five strikeouts and three walks in four innings and one batter. Unfortunately, his second appearance, this past Friday against the Tampa Bay Rays, was nothing short of a disaster. Kluber was knocked out of the game after only...

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NYY News: Wade gets demoted

Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Rougned Odor in, Domingo Germán and Tyler Wade out; Baseball For All aims to increase opportunities for women to play baseball; A-Rod part of group buying Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx CBS Sports | R.J. Anderson: The Yankees optioned starting pitcher Domingo Germán to the alternate site following the team’s loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday. Germán struggled on the mound, allowing four runs and eight hits in four innings. After looking sharp in spring training, the righty has yielded four homers in seven innings over two...

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Yankees 8, Rays 4: Can you smell what Rougned is cooking?

Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/ The newest Yankee had the game winning hit to steal a win in Tampa It was hard to think of a centering character for this recap. Gio Urshela had his best game of the young season. Gary Sánchez reached base three times. The Yankee bullpen was absolutely dominant, and Albert Abreu capped it off with a dominant 10th. There were lots of strong choices all around, but Rougned Odor gets the honor. The newest Yankee began his tenure in the Bronx with a weak, first pitch popout. He finished the game driving in the winning run in the 10th inning,...

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: