Found August 07, 2013 on Fangraphs:
In the beginning, there was Jose Molina. For real though, he’s really old. Molina hung around, and then baseball was invented, and then people figured out how to measure catcher pitch-framing, and then, initially, Molina really shined. Molina’s numbers blew everyone else’s out of the water, and s...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Rays' Desmond Jennings to DL with fractured finger

Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Desmond Jennings has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left middle finger. Jason Bourgeois was promoted from Triple-A Durham to fill his place on the roster.Jennings sprained the finger Saturday while sliding in a victory over the San Francisco Giants at Tropicana Field, but X-rays initially came back negative, according to Jennings...

Rays' Matt Moore could return by mid-August

If all goes well, the Tampa Bay Rays fifth-ranked starting pitching staff could get another boost in the next couple weeks.  Matt Moore has been making progress with his rehab program and should move on to throwing from a mound very soon.  In fact, Moore played catch from 70 feet yesterday which would mean he is on pace for a weekend mound session. #Rays Moore played catch...

Rays Chris Archer Leaves Start With Forearm Tightness

Tampa Bay Rays rookie right-hander Chris Archer left his start in Arizona in the second inning with tightness in his right forearm. Archer allowed a run in the first and got two outs in the second before leaving with a 2-1 count against Didi Gregorius. Catcher Jose Molina went out to the mound after the pitch and signaled to the Rays staff. After a brief discussion with trainer...

Desmond Jennings Broken Finger

The Tampa Bay Rays will be without their center fielder and leadoff hitter, Desmond Jennings, for at least the next two weeks. Test results showed a small break in Jennings finger and there is no timetable for his return. Jennings has yet to reach his full potential and has been more of a let down than anything else since Carl Crawford left the Rays for the Boston Red Sox. Desmond...

Rays' Chris Archer exits with forearm tightness

Tampa Bay Rays' pitcher Chris Archer threw only 30 pitches on Wednesday night before leaving the game with right forearm tightness. As reported by Bill Chastain of MLB.com, "The rookie right-hander had two outs in the second inning and a 2-1 count against the D-backs' Didi Gregorius when something appeared to be amiss." "Rays catcher Jose Molina...

Rays' Archer leaves early against D-backs

Tampa Bay Rays rookie Chris Archer has left his start against the Arizona Diamondbacks after throwing a pitch in the second inning. The right-hander allowed a run in the first on Wednesday night and got two outs in the second before leaving with a 2-1 count against Didi Gregorius. Tampa Bay's trainer and manager Joe Maddon came out to the mound, and Archer had a disgusted look...

Delgado, D-backs look to take series from Rays

While the Tampa Bay Rays are in the mix for both the AL East and wild-card leads, the Arizona Diamondbacks must string together some victories in order to remain a serious NL playoff contender. Looking to win consecutive games for the first time in almost two weeks, the Diamondbacks try to sweep the two-game interleague set from the visiting Rays on Wednesday night. Cody Ross hit...

Fracture puts Rays' Jennings on 15-day disabled list

The Rays placed center fielder Desmond Jennings on the 15-day disabled list late Monday night and recalled outfielder Jason Bourgeois from Triple A Durham. Jennings sustained a small fracture on his left middle finger during Saturday’s night’s victory against the Giants. Outfielder Sam Fuld Jennings’s backup in center field this season will likely take over the position...

Rays' Desmond Jennings to the DL with fractured finger

The Tampa Bay Rays will have to continue their charge and fight for first place in the American League East without Desmond Jennings.  At least for the next 15 days, that is.  Jennings suffered a finger injury on Saturday that was initially believed to be a sprain. Unfortunately, after additional tests, a fracture was revealed. According to Bill Chastain of MLB.com, Jennings...

Rays rookie Chris Archer leaves game in second inning

PHOENIX (AP) -- Tampa Bay Rays rookie Chris Archer has left his start against the Arizona Diamondbacks after throwing a pitch in the second inning. The right-hander allowed a run in the first on Wednesday night and got two outs in the second before leaving with a 2-1 count against Didi Gregorius. Tampa Bay's trainer and manager Joe Maddon came out to the mound, and Archer had...

Martin Prado’s big night helps D-Backs edge Rays

There are certain games that will stick out in your mind over the course of a 162-game schedule. The Diamondbacks 9-8 victory over Rays on Wednesday night was one of those games.

D-backs rally past Rays for wild win, sweep

PHOENIX (AP) -- Martin Prado hit a two-run single in the eighth inning and also had a two-run homer, helping the Diamondbacks rally for a 9-8 victory over the Rays on Wednesday night. Arizona trailed 3-0 in the first inning, went up 7-4 by the fifth but was down a run after Tampa Bay's four-run seventh. The Diamondbacks loaded the bases against Joel Peralta (1-5) and Fernando...

Jeremy Hellickson struggles again, Rays fall in Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) -- Cody Ross homered and Wade Miley allowed five hits in seven innings to help the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 on Tuesday night. Miley (9-8) allowed one run, struck out five and walked two for his fifth win in his past six starts. Eric Chavez had a pair of RBI doubles for the Diamondbacks, who pulled within five games of the Los Angeles Dodgers...

Diamondbacks cruise past Rays

And finally, some positive movement in the standings. A few innings before the Diamondbacks closed out their 6-1 win over the Rays on Tuesday night, the Dodgers fell to the Cardinals, bumping Arizona up a game in the NL West standings when all was said and done. Wade Miley was superb again going seven innings on one-run baseball, allowing just five hits and striking out five.

MLB Match-Ups: August 6th, 2013

This is a quick preview of MLB’s scheduled games for Tuesday, August 6th, 2013. Games – 15 AL Games – 6 NL Games – 6 IL Games – 3   American League Games (6): Detroit Tigers (65-45) @ Cleveland Indians (62-50) – 7:05 pm Detroit was able to win a close and important game yesterday, defeating the Indians 4-2. Game two between these division rivals will feature one of the...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.