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A bizarre misplayed fly ball at Fenway Park kicked off a disastrous inning for the Tampa Bay Rays in their ALDS series opener against the Boston Red Sox. Leading 2-0 going into the bottom of the fourth, Dustin Pedroia led off with a single. Then, Red Sox DH David Ortiz got a hold of a fly ball to centerfield that looked like it would be the first out of the inning. But watch, as Tampa Bay Rays rookie Wil Myers appears to have been distracted (by something visual, or some sort of verbal call from the Red Sox bullpen) and pulls off the ball, allowing the double (courtesy of MLB.com and TBS): The inning just got worse, with another out missed by a passed ball on a strikeout. Five runs later, the Rays were done and licking their wounds preparing for Game 2. According to Myers, he thought Desmond was behind him, but that doesn’t add up to me, with the wall being so close (game summary via ESPN.com): “I was under the ball and I saw Des out of the corner of my eye and backed off,” Myers said. “I messed it up, and it won’t happen again. … That play kind of gave them a spark, and a good team takes advantage of it.” Rookies in the postseason. It happens. Related Stories: Boston Red Sox Jonny Gomes and Ryan Dempster “repair” phone David Ortiz destroyed WATCH: David Ortiz destroys phone after strikeout, gets tossed A Message From Big Papi - David Whitlock Be sure to like our Facebook Page Or follow us on Twitter - David Whitlock Follow @lhd_on_sports - Blog Follow @RBTS_baseball - Sports-Kings Follow @realsportskings The post Tampa Bay Rays rookie Wil Myers misplays fly ball, enables big inning appeared first on Reading Between The Seams.
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Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price lashed out at MLB analysts Dirk Hayhurst and Tom Verducci for being critical of him on TBS’ postgame show Saturday night. Price allowed seven runs over seven innings in the Rays’ 7-4 ALDS Game 2 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Saturday. According to Turner PR, Hayhurst said […]
Your browser does not support iframes. Wil Myers might not live down the mistake he made in Game 1 of the ALDS against the Boston Red Sox for quite some time. The Tampa Bay Rays rookie outfielder was tracking a David Ortiz fly ball to deep right field in the fourth inning at Fenway Park […]
The Tampa Bay Rays' road show hit a speed bump Friday at Fenway Park.
Playing their ninth consecutive game away from Tropicana Field, the Rays ran into stellar pitching from left-hander Jon Lester in the Boston Red Sox's 12-2 victory in Game 1 of this American League Division Series. The eighth-year veteran only allowed two runs and three hits in 7 23 innings (seven strikeouts...
BOSTON (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays will keep five starting pitchers on their roster for the AL division series against the Boston Red Sox.
Teams were required to file their rosters Friday, on the morning of the series opener.
Tampa Bay's roster includes David Price, Matt Moore, Alex Cobb, Chris Archer and Jeremy Hellickson. Either Archer or Hellickson will start Game 4 and the...
David Price got roughed up last night. He gave up 7 runs in 8 innings, including 2 solo shots David Ortiz (who he is supposed to shut down), and instead of giving the Red Sox any credit or any of the blame he went to Twitter and reminded everyone of his awards he’s won in the past.
Trust me I don't want sympathy…I got beat tonight…so be it..I'll bounce back…3x ALLSTAR…2...
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Yesterday in the bottom of the fourth inning, the Fenway faithful smelled blood and, for the first time this year, they woke up screaming and shouting — an eruption of noise that helped the Red Sox...
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The Red Sox will open their post-season run today at 3:07 PM against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park. Jon Lester (15-8) will get the ball for The Carmine Hose, while lefty Matt Moore (17-4) takes the hill for the Rays. Moore shut out the Red Sox on two hits back on July 22nd. While just 24, this will be Moore's third post-season start. Lester had been on a roll until last Saturday...
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Divisional Series at Fenway Park on Saturday (USATSI image)
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First Pitch: Saturday 5:37 | Fenway Park | TBS/WEEI
2013 vs. Rays: 12-7 | +14 Run differential
Game 2 Matchup:
David Price, LHP 2013: 10-8, 3.3.33 ERA
John Lackey, RHP 2013: 10-13, 3.52 ERA
Career vs. Sox: 10-6, 2.93 ERA, 1.078 WHIP
Career vs. Rays: 12-7, 4.39 ERA, 1.403 WHIP
First Pitch: Friday 3:07 | Fenway Park | TBS/WEEI
2013 vs. Rays: 12-7 | +14 Run differential
Game 1 Matchup:
Matt Moore, LHP 2013: 17-4, 3.29 ERA
Jon Lester, LHP 2013: 15-8, 3.75 ERA
Career vs. Sox: 2-2, 3.86 ERA, 0.989 WHIP
Career vs. Rays: 12-9, 4.30 ERA, 1.318 WHIP
2013 vs. Sox: 2...
(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)David Ortiz took David Price deep twice, Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits and Dustin Pedroia knocked in three runs to pace the Red Sox to a 7-4 win over Tampa and a commanding 2-0 ALDS series lead. Boston went to the plate in an uncharacteristically aggressive mode against Price and built an early 5-1 lead on the Rays' ace. But John Lackey...