RAYS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Lineup versatility gives Cash ability to shuffle

The Rays' defeat on Wednesday offered some encouraging results in the form of two changes to the Rays' batting order.
Via Rays.com
2 hours ago

Archer eyes more success vs. Jays in finale

Chris Archer will look to continue his dominance over an American League East rival when the Rays and Blue Jays close out a four-game series on Thursday afternoon at Rogers Centre.
Via Rays.com
6 hours ago

LBWMF: Rays offense comes back to life in 6-4 win over the Jays

A celebration on the infield for the first time in five days. (Photo Credit: Tampa Bay Rays) Good times for a change See, the luck I’ve had Can make a good man Turn bad… — Steven Patrick Morrissey, the Smiths On Tuesday night, the Tampa Bay Rays snapped their four-game losing streak with a momentum building 6-4 win against the Toronto Blue Jays. Southpaw Blake Snell finally...
Via X-Rays Spex
19 hours ago

Quenching win as Rays' bats douse drought

Tuesday night was a sweet relief for the Rays' offense in Toronto as it finally jumped back to life after a 10-game slumber. Tampa Bay racked up 13 hits -- including home runs from Lucas Duda and Wilson Ramos -- in its 6-4 win after scoring just 12 runs over a 2-8 skid. That drought included five shutout losses, so it's understandable that manager Kevin Cash waited to exhale until the very end.
Via Rays.com
1 day ago

Tampa Bay Rays 8/15/17 starting lineup and pregame notes

The irony is not lost on me that one of the Rays who’s struggling the most plated the only run for Tampa Bay last night. (Photo Credit: Tampa Bay Rays) The Tampa Bay Rays hoped to get back on track Monday after a 2-7 home stand. They, unfortunately, fell behind early and could not make up the deficit against Toronto in a 2-1 loss. The Rays have dropped eight of ten, and have...
Via X-Rays Spex
1 day ago

Duda, Ramos homer as Rays snap offensive funk, beat Jays 6-4

TORONTO (AP) — Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer, Wilson Ramos added a solo shot and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 on Tuesday night, snapping a four-game skid. Backed by Tampa Bay’s biggest offensive outburst since Aug. 1, Blake Snell pitched six innings to win for the first time this season. Snell’s last victory came Sept. 22, 2016, against the New York Yankees...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

Tampa Bay Baseball Attendance Report – August 13, 2017

Tampa Bay baseball attendance for Sunday, August 13, 2017: Total Attendance: 22,334 Tampa Bay Rays: Team Home Game #: 61 Attendance: 17,775 Starting Pitcher: Austin Pruitt Opponent: Cleveland Indians Opponent Starting Pitcher: Corey Kluber Avg Attendance to Date: 16,052 Avg Attendance vs Opponent: 16,531 Avg Attendance per Day of the Week: 17,738 Avg Attendance for Starting Pitcher...
Via Tampa Bay Baseball Market
2 days ago

Can Chris Archer Put it all Together Against Cleveland?

It’s another lean-ish slate as we roll through a dog-days weekend. But, the three aces we’ve isolated are pretty sturdy. Check ’em out! Aces in Isolation RHP Chris Archer (TBR) versus Cleveland RHP Mike ClevingerArcher was brilliant last time out in a no-decision—Rays win—against the Brewers. He tossed six innings of three-hit ball with one earned run, seven strikeouts...
Via The Sports Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Odorizzi expects to make next start despite being hit

Jake Odorizzi is expecting to be able to make his next start despite leaving his outing Wednesday after being drilled in the foot by a line drive.The Tampa Bay Rays pitcher was drilled in the fifth inning by a comebacker and left the start against the Red Sox. Odorizzi left the game after being hit, but X-rays were negative.On Thursday, Odorizzi said he didn’t see any reason why...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Archer-Orbit ‘feud’ escalates with water balloon ambush

The “feud” between Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer and Houston Astros mascot Orbit was kicked up a notch on Wednesday night thanks to a well-executed water balloon ambush.And this time around — unlike Orbit’s thwarted gastrointestinal sabotage earlier this week — the Astros mascot was on the receiving end of the silly skullduggery.Before we get to the water balloon...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros mascot Orbit escalates ‘war’ with Chris Archer

In case anyone is wondering, the “war” currently being waged between Houston Astros mascot Orbit and Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer is still on like Donkey Kong.Orbit attempted to sabotage Archer’s start Tuesday night by leaving the pitcher a “pregame snack.” Only said snack, which also featured a chocolate bar, included a bottle touted as containing an “electrolyte...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Judge chips tooth in postgame celebration

Call it the modern day shot heard ‘round the world.Following Brett Gardner’s walk off home run against the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday night, it was Aaron Judge feeling the pain. Simply put, the New York Yankees slugger was on the receiving end of a batting helmet to the grill. The Yankees apparently said Judge chipped a tooth after being hit by the helmet but won't miss any action.
Via The Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda Is on the Rays Now

As I write this, the Rays are sixth in the American League in our in-house playoff odds. They’re two and a half games out of first place in the American League East, and they’re one game out of a wild-card spot. This year’s Rays have a chance to actually go somewhere. This year’s Mets do not, and so a sensible trade has been made. Rays get: Lucas Duda Mets get: Drew Smith...
Via Fangraphs
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Evan Longoria warns Rays teammates: No ‘#GoT’ spoilers

Evan Longoria bluntly warned his Tampa Bay Rays teammates on Monday that any spoilers concerning “Game of Thrones” won’t be well received.Longoria apparently missed the second episode of the smash HBO series’ seventh and penultimate season Sunday night, entitled, “Stormborn.” So, the Rays slugger wrote a very pointed message on a whiteboard in the clubhouse making it...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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