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Joe Maddon said after the Rays’ Game 2 loss at Fenway Park on Saturday that he was looking forward to returning to Boston for a Game 5. If the Rays win Tuesday and make that return a reality, Tampa Bay will send Game 2′s starter back to the hill Thursday in search of retribution.
Maddon said Tuesday that David Price, who was touched up for seven runs in Saturday’s Game 2, will pitch Game 5 in Boston if Tampa Bay wins Game 4. Maddon also said that Game 1 starter Matt Moore will be available out of the bullpen in Game 4.
“Yeah, David will start [Game 5], absolutely,” Maddon told reporters in St. Petersburg on Tuesday. “Matt Moore will be available tonight out of the bullpen if necessary, but David will start, yes. Because he’s really good. And he’s pitched really well and he’ll be on regular rest. And we just think it’s the best thing for us.”
Price gave up seven runs on nine hits over seven innings while suffering the loss Saturday in Boston. He’s long been the Rays’ ace, though, an
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David Price may very well have pitched his final game in a Rays uniform. The Rays were eliminated from the postseason with a 3-1 loss to the Red Sox on Tuesday, and Price said on a conference call the following night that he does not expect to return to Tampa next season. “If you go with what’s been done in the past I guess you’re going to have to think you’re going to get...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Rays left-hander David Price verbally apologized for his Twitter rant that he said "embarrassed his organization" after a loss to the Boston Red Sox in Game 2 of the American League Division Series.
Early Sunday morning, after he allowed seven runs and nine hits in the Red Sox's 7-4 victory at Fenway Park, he criticized members of...
David Price was a little shaken after losing Game 2 in Boston on Saturday. That was obvious to anyone who read his Twitter feed.
Price had a mini social media meltdown after the Rays lost 7-4 to fall into an 0-2 hole in the best-of-five ALDS. He rattled off a series of tweets in which he promoted his baseball accolades and sounded rather immature. The pitcher later apologized for...
The San Francisco Giants will spend a good chunk of the next few months looking for a way to upgrade their starting pitching. Retaining players, signing players, or trading for players, Brian Sabean and Co are willing to do whatever is necessary to increase the quality of their five man rotation.
Well, it appears that one of the best in the game will be available. Tampa Bay...
Yes, I know the answer to the question in my title is most likely not.
The Tampa Tribune put up a little piece on David Price yesterday where he stated he is preparing himself to be traded.
“If you go with what’s been done in the past I guess you’re going to have to think you’re going to get traded,” Price said Wednesday night on a conference call. “You’ve seen it...
Rays ace LHP David Price said Wednesday night he expects to be traded this off-season.
"If you go with what's been done in the past I guess you're going to have to think you're going to get traded'' Price said. "That's kind of the way it's happened with this organization when pitchers kind of get to this period in their career. We've seen...
Joel Sherman of the New York Post spoke with nine executives who think the Rays will trade their starting pitcher David Price this offseason. The scouts’ consensus was that the Rangers, Cubs and D-Backs were the favorites for successfully dealing for the elite 28-year old righthander.
We had an email conversation about him late last night and this morning, and discussed whether...
The goal is to play the final game of the season and win, so the Tampa Bay Rays fell short again.
Manager Joe Maddon finds it laughable, though, that anyone would suggest that finishing with 90-plus victories four consecutive years without making it to the World Series might be getting old.
''Of course you want to win the final prize, there no question about that,'...
The hat should have given it away.
Fernando Rodney is not only the man responsible for nailing down close ballgames in Tampa Bay. The owner of baseball’s crookedest cap is also quite the clubhouse comedian.
“Fernando, he’s a little bit of a practical joker,” Rays manager Joe Maddon said Tuesday. “He likes to use different voices. He’s almost a little bit of a ventriloquist...
Our first AL Division Series is in the books, and the Red Sox will be moving on to await the winner of Thursday's Game 5 between the Tigers and Athletics in Oakland. Boston dispatched the Rays pretty easily, though Tampa Bay put up one hell of a fight in the final two games of the series at Tropicana Field. Here are five observations from watching the series.
1. If that was...
Rays manager Joe Maddon made some strange moves Monday night. And,
of course, they paid off, meaning Tampa Bay's season isn't over
Still scratching your head over some of Joe Maddon’s moves? Ye of little faith! In the end the Rays’ manager put all of his pieces in the right places producing a jaw-dropping electrifying result.
A walk-off homer by backup catcher Jose Lobaton into the tank beyond right-center field where no Rays player had ever gone deep at Tropicana Field? Of course! That was the plan all...
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If Joe Maddon was the Red Sox manager (thank go he's not), he would say that we got "Out-Tropped." Last night in the 4th, the Rays used the catwalks to get "even" with Boston after Maddon felt they got "out-Fenwayed" in the first 2 games. Last night, what looked to be a routine...
Record: 92-71, 2nd place in the American League East
After missing the playoffs last season, the Tampa Bay Rays made a return to October in their eighth campaign under manager Joe Maddon. The 92 victories marked the fourth consecutive season in which they won at least 90 games, a notable feat for a franchise that used to be one of baseballs weakest.
In July, when they went a major...
Over the past few years of playoff baseball, fans have come to understand that their are a couple of rules when it comes to playoff baseball.
1. The hottest team will tend to win in the short series’
2. The best starting pitcher will make the difference in the series.
3. Three man rotations are the keys to winning a series.
4. Offensive production does not tend to carry over into...