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Rays have won their fifth game of the spring after beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-2 in Grapefruit League action. Tampa Bay got on board in the second inning to a 4-0 lead which featured RBI from Luke Scott and James Loney, via a ground out. Scott went 2-for-3 including a run scored. Rays’ second baseman Tim Beckham had a good day going 2-for-2 with a run scored. Pittsburgh’s AJ Burnett did not have... The post Rays beat up on the Pirates in 8-2 win appeared first on The Bay Cave.
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There wasn’t much going on in Bradenton on Tuesday, as the Pirates and Orioles were rained out. Today, the Bucs take on the Rays at 1:05 PM. Pirates.com will have the audio webcast. A.J. Burnett will start, and Wandy Rodriguez (Tuesday’s scheduled starter) will follow him. Gerrit Cole will also take the mound this afternoon.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are known for a couple of things: One, they have a horrible team each year. Two, they have a lovely business going, thanks to a low payroll and league-wide revenue sharing, which lets them make a profit even if fans don't show up to the games that the Pirates aren't investing in winning anyway.
That's why it's especially endearing that the...
Joe Maddon may be the loosest manager in the majors, but he has parlayed his laid back rules into a tightness with his youthful Tampa Bay Rays players. Who even knew the 59-year-old Maddon had the singer Pink on his playlist?
Maddon tweeted his fellow transplanted Pennsylvanian regrets at not being able to make Pink's show while it makes a stop in Tampa but invited the singer...
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Born: November 7, 1992
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2010
WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES
Rocha has spent three years in the Latin American summer leagues since signing, improving each year. He’s been a strong groundball pitcher and had a...
After winning 90 games in 2012, it's pretty clear that the Tampa Bay Rays have established themselves as perennial playoff contenders, even if they didn't make the playoffs last year. But with teams battling age and injury (New York) and teams expected to take a step back in 2013 (Baltimore), the field is a bit less crowded to grab a spot. But without B.J. Upton and James...
Alright, I'm not even sure where to begin with this one, so I'll just throw it out there.Three-time All-Star Russell Martin left Team Canada earlier this week because, well, they wouldn't let him, a catcher by trade, suit up and play shortstop.Now, I'm not sure why I didn't see this story until today, but let me get this straight...Russell Martin, newly acquired...
The Pirates lost to the Rays in an ugly game on Wednesday by a score of 8 to 2. They’ll host the Red Sox today at 1:05, and Jonathan Sanchez will get the start. Pirates.com will have the audio webcast.
Notes from Wednesday’s game:
A.J. Burnett allowed four runs on three hits, but just one run was earned. The Bucco defense behind him was awful.
Wandy Rodriguez allowed a run in...
Catcher Tony Sanchez was the fourth overall pick in the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Now 24 years old, he's still waiting to make his major-league debut. He batted a combined .251 at Double A Altoona and Triple A Indianapolis last season, with eight home runs and 43 RBI. Sanchez spoke with PiratesDugout.com recently.
After Gerrit Cole's Grapefruit League debut yesterday, Jameson Taillon will start against the Red Sox today at 1:05 PM. Taillon probably won't get many spring training appearances with the Bucs this year since he'll be joining Team Canada for the World Baseball Classic shortly, which is an even better reason to pay attention to him today.
You can read about Cole...
Boston's Jon Lackey retired the Pittsburgh Pirates on eight pitches in the first inning. Then he labored through a 35-pitch second inning.
''After the first inning being so quick, I definitely needed to throw a few pitches,'' Lackey said after the Red Sox routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 16-6 Thursday. ''It was more about getting up and down a couple times...
Canadian player withdraws over inability to play shortstop.
I was very, very surprised to win the below card from eBay for the price I did. I mean, I realize it is infested with the James Loney bug but still, Matt Kemp autos of any kind rarely can be had for any sort of steal nowadays. I've wanted one of these bad boys for a while and now I can say I am finally the proud owner of a dual auto of Kemp and Chad Billingsley.Numbered 50/50...