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If you had known that by mid-May there would be eight Tampa Bay Rays players on the disabled list, where would you have predicted the team to stand in the AL East?
If you had known that the roll call of injuries included such key names as Evan Longoria, Desmond Jennings, Jeff Niemann, Kyle Farnsworth and earlier on B.J. Upton, how far down in the standings would you have projected the Rays?
You certainly couldnt have expected this: tied for first place and nine games over .500.
Somehow, despite the bad health news that has beset them, the Rays keep finding ways to win games and battle back from adversity.
With their back-to-back wins in Toronto this week, they salvaged a road trip that was heading south in a hurry, threatening to drag the Rays with them after such a promising start to the season.
They could easily have returned home from their latest swing at 1-7 or 2-6. Instead, after coming back from a 3-0 deficit Tuesday night in Toronto to beat the Blue Jays 4-3, they retur...
BEST OF MAXIM
ONE TOUGH FELLA
Jeff Niemann took a liner off his right leg in the first inning but continued on and finished out the inning. It was later discovered that his leg was fractured by the ball.
Hard to believe that the Tampa Bay Rays are still hovering at the top of the AL East. With a real lack of Superstar leadership offensively and defensively, the young Rays continue to make plays, score runs, and beat the odds to still be legitimate contenders in what is arguably the American League’s toughest division.
Biggest loss so far is Evan Longoria. Longo has had hamstring...
With all the injuries currently plaguing the Tampa Bay Rays, manager Joe Maddon might be the most recognizable name on the roster remaining. The crazy part is, that might not be such a bad thing. Despite all the names missing from the lineup due to injuries -- Evan Longoria, Kyle Farnsworth, Jeff Niemann, Desmond Jennings -- the team hasn't missed a beat, thanks in large part...
“In the end,” Thompson wrote, “very few people will remember anything I have done as a baseball player. But hopefully they will remember what kind of person and teammate I am.”
– the Philadelphia Enquirer
For those who missed the Rays and Red Sox game last night, here’s the update: In the bottom of the eighth, moments before a blood-souring hit-by-pitch to Will Rhymes...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Jeremy Hellickson pitched six solid innings, Luke Scott had a tiebreaking sacrifice fly, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Boston 2-1 on Wednesday night, snapping the Red Sox's five-game winning streak.
Hellickson (4-0) allowed one run and five hits en route to winning a career-best sixth consecutive decision, dating to Sept. 4. The right-hander struck...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Matt Joyce read it and then chanced it, and his audacious bolt for home in the sixth inning helped the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 2-1 Wednesday night in a game that was interrupted by a scary incident. Tampa Bay infielder Will Rhymes fainted in the eighth inning but didn't need a hospital visit. With the game tied 1-1, Joyce opened the...
In today's edition of Rays Roundup: Starter Jeff Niemann becomes the latest player to hit the disabled list after fracturing his fibula on Monday, Desmond Jennings heads to the DL after all, Elliott Johnson is swinging a hot stick and Sean Rodriguez plans to play through a muscle strain. All of that and more inside.
A man sitting in the front row along the foul line of Wednesday night's Tampa Bay Rays game fell onto the field face first while reaching for a foul ball. Your browser does not support iframes. It happened in the top of the fourth inning as Boston Red Sox batter Mike Aviles hit the ball foul down the third base side. The fan fell onto the field, along with a bunch of his belongings...
In 2009, Menlo High School shortstop Kenny Diekroeger was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the second round and was reportedly offered just over a million dollars to join the organization. He chose Stanford and stayed close to his Northern California roots. Most players, when faced with a similar choice, follow suit.
Diekroeger has no regrets. And he thinks this season has been...
Cody Ross likes to make up for his mistakes rather quick. A day after losing a pop up in the sky that gave the Rays the winning run, the Sox outfielder gets a two out RBI single in the eighth which would be the difference in a 5-3 win.
Ross had himself a great night as he had Rays starter Matt Moore work hard tonight. Moore walked Ross with the bases loaded in the first and...
Even if he's yelling how could you be mad at a face like that? Saying Adrian Gonzalez is a little frustrated might be a bit of an understatement. The Boston Red Sox stand at a sub-par 17-20 on the season and there doesn't seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel. When you're the only team in the American League East that can't break .500 at home there's a...
First Pitch: Wedneday 7:10, Thursday 7:10
Arms: Wednesday: Clay Buchholz, RHP (4-1, 8.31 ERA) vs. Jeremy Hellickson, RHP (3-0, 2.95 ERA)
Thursday: Felix Doubront, LHP (3-1, 4.46 ERA) vs. Matt Moore, LHP (1-3, 5.31 ERA)
Yard: Tropicana Field Watch it: NESN (ESPN - WED.) Hear it: WEEI
Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change
Wednesday, May 16 @ 7:10 PM
Clay Buchholz, RHP (4-1, 8.31) vs Jeremy Hellickson, RHP (3-0, 2.95)
TV: NESN, ESPN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Thursday, May 17 @ 7:10 PM
Felix Doubront, LHP (3-1, 4.46) vs Matt Moore, LHP (1-3, 5.31)
TV: NESN, MLB Network, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday...
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Red Sox (17-19)
Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (4-1, 8.31)