Found August 29, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
The Rays are set to hit the September stretch run but are stumbling to get to the starting line. Tampa Bay dropped the rubber game of a three-game set against the Los Angeles Angels suffering a 2-0 loss in front of 15741 for Thursday’s get-away day matinee. Jake Odorizzi (0-1) did an admirable job in a spot start allowing just one run on four hits in five innings of work but the Rays’ offense managed just two hits only one after the first inning. Tampa Bay (75-57) has now lost four of the past five games and head to Oakland for an important three-game weekend series. The three-game series loss for the Rays is the first at Tropicana Field since losing three of four to Kansas City on June 13 to 16 snapping a streak of 10 consecutive home series unbeaten streak. The Rays had a chance to break through against Jason Vargas in the bottom of the first when Desmond Jennings led off the game by drilling a double to the top of the wall in left-center field - narrowly missing a home run - ...

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Rays' David Price throws in full Vanderbilt football gear

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Strike the pose, David. Ever wonder what David Price, the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner, would have looked like had he traded K's for X's and O's? On Wednesday afternoon, the Tampa Bay Rays left-hander offered a glimpse of another life when he played catch and threw a bullpen session in full Vanderbilt football gear at Tropicana...

David Price throws side session in Vanderbilt football gear

credit: TB Rays, You have to give David Price credit on this one. Seen posing above with pitching coach Jim Hickey, the 28-year-old left hander threw a side session on Wednesday in football gear. For those confused by the Commodores look, Price went to the University of Vanderbilt from 2005-2007. Photo of the Day: David Price warms up in a full Vandy football uniform:

David Price Pitched Bullpen Session in Full Vanderbilt Football Uniform (Photo)

David Price is excited about college football, to say the least. The Rays lefty threw a bullpen session before Wednesday’s game against the Angels — while dressed in a full Vanderbilt football uniform. Right down to the helmet and cleat spats. The Murfreesboro, Tenn., native spent three seasons as a Commodore before being drafted by the Rays in the first round of the 2007 MLB...

Rays' Price warms up for football in Vandy uniform

David Price is all warmed up for the college football season. The Tampa Bay Rays' ace wore a Vanderbilt helmet, football jersey and pants during his bullpen session before Wednesday night's home game against the Los Angeles Angels. ''I still have some eligibility left. Let's see if I get any offers,'' Price joked later. Rays manager Joe Maddon is known...

Jake Odorizzi focused on starting for Rays on Thursday

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Jake Odorizzi is focused on Thursday's start. That's it. There's little else. His most recent promotion to the Tampa Bay Rays could last longer. Or he could receive word that he will be sent back to Triple-A Durham soon after. Whatever the case, the right-hander wants to maximize his chance to impress in another major-league start. Odorizzi,...

Photo: David Price throws off mound wearing Vanderbilt football uniform

Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price is a proud product of Vanderbilt University.The Murfreesboro, Tenn. native spent three seasons as a member of the Commodores baseball squad before eventually being taken first overall in the 2007 MLB Draft.Price has garnered three All-Star appearances and a Cy Young Award since his time in Nashville, but that doesn't mean he has forgotten his...

Price warms up in Vandy uniform

David Price is all warmed up for the college football season. The Tampa Bay Rays' ace wore a Vanderbilt helmet, football jersey and pants during his bullpen session before Wednesday night's home game against the Los Angeles Angels. ''I still have some eligibility left. Let's see if I get any offers,'' Price joked later. Rays manager Joe Maddon is known...

Bad day for tired-out Rays only gets worse

Oh, what a travel day for the Tampa Bay Rays. Who could blame this club for being downright beat? First, a cross-country flight from Florida, then an alternate route to the ballpark that pushed two hours because of a Bay Area bridge closure. David Price spent $202 on a regrettable cab ride, then was dealt his first defeat in seven weeks in a 4-3 loss to the Oakland Athletics on...

Rays hit road for West Coast swing with work to be done

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- There is work to do out West. There are problems to fix, focus to regain. The Tampa Bay Rays leave to start a 10-game swing against the Oakland Athletics, Los Angeles Angels and Seattle Mariners after a week so far thats short on anything good and long on questions. The Rays' record since Sunday: 1-4. The Rays' opportunity ahead: Still plenty....

Mike Trout clowns with Tampa Bay Rays mascot

Baseball is supposed to be a kids’ game and fun and sometimes we forget that in Major League Baseball.  Los Angeles Angels OF Mike Trout hasn’t forgot, despite a tough year for his team, the reigning American League Rookie of the year had some fun with the Tampa Bay Rays mascot “Raymond” Thursday night at Tropicana Field (courtesy of - David Whitlock Be sure to...

Joe Maddon’s Managerial Magic Makes Rays the Biggest Challenge for Playoff-Hopeful Red Sox in Final Stretch

It’s nearing September in Major League Baseball, and that means a playoff push for the Red Sox. Boston is happy to be in the postseason race after last August’s slide, but the final weeks of the season are filled with challenges. None of those challenges are bigger than the other teams in the American League East who are also vying for playoff spots, including the always-dangerous...

Rays snap Angels' four-game win streak

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Chris Archer pitched seven strong innings, David DeJesus scored twice and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Angels 4-1 Wednesday night, ending Los Angeles' four-game winning streak. Archer (8-5) allowed one run and five hits while striking out five. For the fifth time in his last 10 starts, the rookie right-hander did not walk a batter. Archer breezed...

Vargas Leads Angels To Victory Against Rays

For the rubber match against the Tampa Bay Rays the Los Angeles Angels sent out Jason Vargas who has struggled a bit in his last two starts since coming back from the DL. Meanwhile the Rays sent out Jake Odorizzi for only his six career start. Like much of the series the story of the game revolved around the pitching. The Angels managed only 6 hits and 2 runs against the the Rays...

Vargas, Angels shut down Rays

The Los Angeles Angels were 18 1/2 games out of first place when they started what manager Mike Scioscia called ''our little burst'' -- winning five of six to start a nine-game road trip. Better late than never, according to pitcher Jason Vargas. ''The year's not over,'' Vargas said after Thursday's 2-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. &...
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