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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 up and day-to-day. Evan Longoria is still on the DL. Carlos Pena sucks (.599 OPS). Ben Zobrist doesn't like hitting for average (.230). BJ Upton isn't worth the hype (.267/.719). In other words, this is a struggling offense, but will still probably put up a 10-spot in the KK game.The Crocodile Hunter Killer's Pitching:ERA - 3.49 (6th)WHIP - 1.24 (6th)BAA - .235 (3rd)Great pitching, even without the services of pine tar cheating Joel Peralta. All three of the Rays starting pitchers this series are quality, Price being the best. Closer, Fernando Rodney, is having a pretty amazing season s...
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The Tampa Bay Rays (or Devil Rays at the time) entered Major League Baseball in 1998. So why will they be wearing jerseys deemed to be 1979-esque? Surely, I can't be the only one confused by this whole concept. The whole wanting to get involved in the MLB's "Turn Back the Clock" festivities is understandable, especially from a marketing standpoint, but let's...
Back in late June 1979, Donna Summer's "Hot Stuff" was burning up the Top 40 charts, top-rated sitcom "Three's 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 weren't winning many ballgames.
Tune into Sun Sports at 6:30 p.m. to watch the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Washington Nationals.
The pitcher's mound at Nationals Park has been a hotbed of excitement in the first two games between the Tampa Bay Rays and Washington Nationals.
It looks like the same could be true in the series finale.
The Rays' Matt Moore tries to win a fourth straight start and build on...
Major League Baseball handed Rays' reliever Joel Peralta an eight-game suspension on Thursday. Peralta has chosen to appeal the decsion handed down by MLB commissioner Bud Selig. On Tuesday night Nationals manager Davey Johnson asked umpires to check Peralta's glove for a foreign substance. Turns out that there was pine tar on Peralta's glove, which is a violation of...
Tune into Sun Sports at 6:30 p.m. to watch the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Philadelphia Phillies.
A discouraging stretch over the last week has dropped the Tampa Bay Rays out of first place in the AL East.
The Philadelphia Phillies, meanwhile, have been scuffling for weeks and Cliff Lee is still winless.
When these two struggling teams meet in Friday night's series opener in...
Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Chris Archer didn't get off to good start in his major league debut Wednesday, allowing three runs (one earned) on three hits in a messy 31-pitch first inning at Washington. Then he got some guidance from first baseman Carlos Pena, and he got much better, allowing only a walk over the next five innings. Archer, 23, struck out seven and walked one...
The MLB handed down an 8-game suspension of RP Joel Peralta today stemming from his pine tar incident on Tuesday against the Washington Nationals this week. The Tampa Bay Rays announced that they will be appealing the suspension, but I have to ask, why? Will the team win the suspension? No. Why prolong the eventuality?
The ejection of Peralta from Tuesday night’s game...
After playing 24 games for the Rays early in the season while Jose Lobaton was on the disabled list, Durham catcher Chris Gimenez is patiently waiting for his next chance to prove himself in the big leagues. Despite a less-than-ideal showing in his first stint with the big club, Gimenez is optimistic that he'll get the call again and is making sure he is ready should the opportunity...
The last time the Tampa Bay Rays were in Philadelphia, this was how the final out looked. (Photo courtesy of ProSportsBlogging.com)
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...
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...
What you’re looking at above is Joe Madden proudly modeling the 1979 throwback uniform that the Rays will be wearing for their game against the Tigers on June 30. Now, I know what you’re thinking: The Rays began play in only 1998, and even then they were called the Devil Rays. You would be correct on both accounts. So what gives? Did something suddenly go horribly wrong with...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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...
Few people can compete with well-known Washington, D.C. heckler Robin Ficker in the age-old art of trash talking. But manager Joe Maddon gave it his best shot Thursday night when his Tampa Bay Rays visited the nation's capital to play the Washington Nationals. Ficker, who has gained local fame in D.C. for being a master at the art of heckling, was picking away at the Rays most...