Posted June 22, 2012 on AP on Fox
Friday night's game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Philadelphia Phillies has been postponed by rain. The start of the game was delayed for more than 2 1/2 hours before officials decided on the postponement. It will be made up as part of a split-admission doubleheader on Sunday, with the regularly scheduled game to begin at 1:05 p.m. and the second game scheduled to start at 6:35 p.m. Philadelphia, last in the NL East, has lost 13 of its last 18 games. Tampa Bay, third in the AL East, has lost six of nine.

Rays prepare to go faux retro for home game

Back in late June 1979, the Donna Summers "Hot Stuff" was burning up the Top 40 charts, top-rated sitcom "Threes Company" was in summer reruns, "Rocky II" was the new box-office knockout and the expansion Tampa Bay Rays were making waves with their eye-catching blue and yellow uniforms, even if they werent winning many ballgames. Well OK, that last...

Shields, Tampa Bay Rays lose again, can he remain with the team after the 2012 season?

James Shields and the Tampa Bay Rays dropped another contest this afternoon after dealing with a rainout Friday night. The Rays and Phillies will play a twin bill on Sunday. Shields took to the bump this afternoon for a Rays team which has been decimated by injury in recent weeks, but that is only a fraction of what has become the start of a season which is seeing much less production...

Rays place OF Joyce on DL with oblique strain

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays placed outfielder Matt Joyce on the 15-day disabled list with an oblique strain. Joyce left Tuesday's game against the Nationals with the injury. In 62 games this season, he was batting .279 with 11 homers and 34 RBIs. Rays reliever Joel Peralta will drop his appeal and begin serving his eight-game suspension immediately for using a foreign...

Philadelphia Phillies: 2012 ERA for the NL East at game 71

Vance Worley of the Philadelphia Phillies is the youngster in the rotation.  How do other young divisional studs match-up with him?  The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my recent coverage linked below. TAL’S HANDY STATS   WELCOME, NEWCOMERS: I am alternating a game-day 2012 ERA For The NL East and a 2012 ERA For The MLB 5. See link section below. In each publication, the number...

Rays-Phillies game postponed due to rain

The Tampa Bay Rays at Philadelphia Phillies game has been postponed due to rain. The game has been rescheduled as part of a day-night doubleheader on Sunday.

Thome Sets Another Record in Phillies Walk-Off Win

In their 1st visit back to Philadelphia since losing the 2008 World Series, the Tampa Bay Rays once again brought the rain with them. Friday night’s Phillies – Rays game was rained out and will be played as part of a doubleheader on Sunday. The originally scheduled 1:35pm game will start instead at 1:05pm and the make-up game will begin at 6:35pm. For today’s game, Kyle Kendrick...

Rays give up walk-off home run to Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Pinch-hitter Jim Thome hit a home run leading off the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies over the Tampa Bay Rays 7-6 on Saturday after Jonathan Papelbon blew his first save in 18 chances this season. Juan Pierre and Jimmy Rollins also homered for the Phillies, helping manager Charlie Manuel earn his 900th career win. Thome connected...

Rays' Peralta suspended eight games

Tampa Bay Rays reliever Joel Peralta was suspended for eight games Thursday by Major League Baseball after he was found to have pine tar on his glove.


Earlier this week, the Philadelphia Phillies took a break from baseball action in favor of fashion for a good cause. In support of Phillies center fielder, Shane Victorino, teammates including Cole Hamels, Jonathan Papelbon, Ty Wiggington, John Mayberry Jr., Hunter Pence, Jimmy Rollins and Kyle Kendrick traded their uniforms for designer duds in the 3rd Annual Shane Victorino Phillies...

Different Fish to Fry: Rays come to Philly

The last time the Tampa Bay Rays were in Philadelphia, this was how the final out looked. (Photo courtesy of We all remember it vividly. The moment when the Phillies were crowned champions. The opponent is never forgotten. That team was the Tampa Bay Rays. The two have rarely crossed paths since then. Aside from an interleague series in Tampa in 2009, the...

Nationals 5, Rays 2

Suspended Tampa Bay reliever Joel Peralta served up a tiebreaking, two-run double to Danny Espinosa in the sixth inning Thursday night, sending the Washington Nationals over the Rays 5-2. Earlier in the day, Peralta learned that he had been penalized by Major League Baseball for eight games after being caught with pine tar in his glove Tuesday night. Peralta is appealing the decision...

Did lightning hit Citizens Bank Park?

While Mother Nature delayed the start of Friday night's series opener between the Phillies and visiting Tampa Bay Rays, Twitter updates suggested that Citizens Bank Park had been struck by lightning.   Lightning jjust knocked the scoreboard out. — Amanda Orr (@amandax23) June 23, 2012   I think we were just hit by lightning. — Matt Gelb (@magelb) June 23, 2012...

Series Preview - Rays

Tampa Bay Rays (38-31) @ Philadelphia Phillies (33-38)Pitching Matchups:Friday, 7:05- James Shields vs. Winless LeeSaturday, 4:05- Alex Cobb vs. Oh no, it's KKSunday, 1:35- David Price vs. Cole HamelsThe Crocodile Hunter Killer's Batting:R - 295 (18th)AVG - .234 (27th)OPS - .697 (24th)Luke Scott, team RBI leader, is on the DL.  Matt Joyce, team homerun/OPS leader, is banged...
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