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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- There is something different about Roberto Hernandez. All season, the right-hander has remained a bit of a mystery, his effectiveness fluctuating between "passable" and levels below.
Recently, Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon had pointed to Hernandez's lack of run support -- his average of 3.61 runs9 innings ranked fifth-lowest in the American League after Friday -- but other numbers revealed findings as well: Hernandez's 10 losses tied him with the Toronto Blue Jays' R.A. Dickey for second-most in the AL, and his 4.93 ERA was the highest within Tampa Bay's rotation.
So it was fair to say that, at times, the first half of Hernandez's season had become a struggle. To hear his self-evaluation, the secret to his confidence is simple.
Keep the ball down, and good things happen. Don't, and the day can be an adventure.
"Everybody knows I had a lot of losing, but I feel good," said Hernandez, who improved to 5-10 with...
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- It was an era Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon learned to appreciate ... after it was gone.
Saturday was "Disco Night" at Tropicana Field for the Rays' game against the Houston Astros. The Rays have been well-versed in theme nights this season -- "Turn Back the Clock Night" (a 1970s appreciation) and "Star Trek Into Darkness...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- There is a father-like excitement for Mitch Lukevics in seeing Matt Moore become an All-Star.
Lukevics, the Tampa Bay Rays' director of minor-league operations, has seen Moore grow from a raw talent into one of the American League's most effective pitchers. On Thursday, the Rays left-hander (13-3, 3.44 ERA) received word that he was named to his first...
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...
Alex Cobb, who is recovering from a concussion he suffered after getting hit on the right side of his head in a June 15 game against Kansas City, threw 47 pitches during a bullpen session on Thursday.
Alex Cobb threw another successful bullpen session today and did fielding practice yesterday. Says he hopes for an early-August return.
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) July 11...
Luke Scott had a go-ahead RBI single in the sixth inning after he tied it with a two-run homer in the fifth, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-3 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday.
Roberto Hernandez survived a shaky first inning to post the Rays' 14th straight quality start, going six innings and giving up three runs and six hits. He won for the first time in six starts...
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...
Via the Rays communications department: Tampa Bay Rays left-hander Matt Moore has been named by 2013 American League All-Star manager Jim Leyland to replace Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish on the A.L.’s active roster for the 84th All-Star Game, Major League Baseball announced today. Moore, who picked up the victory in a 4-3 win over the Minnesota Twins earlier this afternoon...
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.
SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/jilliannelliott/Documents/STARTING%20PITCHERS%20%E2%80%93%20July%2013th%20and%20July%2014th.docSTARTING PITCHERS – July 13th and July 14th . The last weekend before the All Star break. Bold = Start.SATURDAYDeduno (Min) @ Hughes (NYY) – It’s a good match up for Hughes, but with a 5.74 ERA at home and that short porch in right at the Stadium...