Found July 15, 2013 on
The last time I wrote about Edge% it was in the context of the Tampa Bay Rays using it to get their pitchers into more favorable counts on 1-1. But now I want to take that topic and drill a little deeper to understand how often edge pitches are taken for called strikes. Overall, pitches taken on ...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Record: 55-41 (2.5 GB)
Biggest Surprise of 1st Half:
The Rays’ batting leader through the first half of the season (.315/.366/.466), James Loney is the team’s biggest first half surprise.
About a year ago, he all but appeared finished with the Los Angeles Dodgers, stuck in a platoon with Juan Rivera. By the time he left the Dodgers in a trade with...
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Carly Rae Jepsen performed in concert Sunday at Tropicana Field as part of the Tampa Bay Rays summer concert series. Unfortunately, it's Jepsen's performance before the game that everyone is talking about.
Jepsen was invited to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Rays game, and did so terribly.
There is no...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Near the end of a long, rewarding homestand, Jose Lobaton and Jose Molina considered what could come ahead. The Tampa Bay Rays had lived a remarkable run -- they won 10 of 11 games, 14 of 16 and 17 of 21 after a 5-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Sunday at Tropicana Field -- and the catchers wondered if their momentum could continue after the All-Star...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- It seemed like a good idea to invite Carly Rae Jepsen to throw out the first pitch. That is, until it happened.
On Sunday, before a game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Houston Astros, the pop star was at Tropicana Field to perform as part of the Rays Summer Concert Series later in the afternoon. The Canadian singersongwriter, who received two Grammy nominations...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Alex Cobb threw live batting practice Sunday at Tropicana Field, the latest development in his recovery from a mild concussion.
The session for the Tampa Bay Rays right-hander, which occurred before the series finale between the Rays and Houston Astros, lasted about 30 minutes and included about 40 pitches against outfielder Sam Fuld and equipment manager...
The Tampa Bay Rays enter the All-Star break as baseball's hottest team, the result of beating opponents they should and a return to what has made them consistent winners in the past.
Their record, 55-41, places them 2.5 games behind the Boston Red Sox in the American League East. If the season ended today, a wild-card game would be played at Tropicana Field.
That fact is notable...
Call me maybe - just not to throw out a first pitch.
Canadian pop star Carly Rae Jepsen had a good laugh at herself after she spiked the ceremonial first pitch at a Tampa Bay Rays game on Sunday.
Jepsen, best known for the catchy Top-40 hit ''Call Me Maybe,'' posted a text-message conversation between her and her brother on Twitter that had the hash tag ''...
Rookie Chris Archer pitched a five-hitter for his first complete game in the majors and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Houston Astros 5-0 Sunday.
Archer (4-3) struck out eight and walked none in his 13th big league start, including nine this season. He made his debut last year.
Desmond Jennings homered as the Rays won for the 14th time in 16 games.
The Astros went into the All-Star...
This pitch is something I can’t resist. This pitch is undeniable!I was in St. Pete for Saturday’s Rays/Astros game, and it was great. The Rays won 4-3, the game was full of powerful home runs and great defensive plays and it was “Disco Night,” so a guy was walking around in a nightmare-inducing “Disco Duck” costume and KC and the Sunshine Band played when it was done...
Carly Rae Jepsen is really good at getting guys to call her (well, maybe), but her first pitch attempt at the Tampa Bay Rays game was just plain bad.
You would think that if you knew ahead of time that you were going to go out in front of 30-40,000 people just to throw one pitch at a baseball game you would maybe practice a little bit, right?
Not Carly Rae Jepsen.
The Tampa Bay Rays may want her to call them (maybe), but there is little chance that they will ever want her to pitch again--not even maybe.
The Rays’ pitching is stingy, the Mariners’ bats get lively, a Brew Crew starter finally completes a game, the Pirates finally answer...