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Daily Pitcher Duels: Aug. 26

It's a pretty low-key baseball Wednesday across this MLB slate, with one solid matchup and a handful of aces in isolation. Check 'em out: Wei-Yin Chen (BAL) vs. Johnny Cueto (KCR) 8:10 p.m. ET Chen doesn't get a lot of pub outside of Baltimore, but over the past calendar year has a 3.06 ERA which ranks 21st among 78 qualified starters. He's also ahead of pitchers that are vastly...
Via The Sports Post
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Pitcher Duels: Aug. 20

It's an extremely limited slate with just 11 MLB games today. And while there's no obvious duel, there are a few different pitchers worth keeping an eye on. Check 'em out: Chris Archer (TBR) vs. Collin McHugh (HOU) 8:10 p.m. ET Archer was already one of the American League's finest pitchers coming into the season, but this year he's taken it to a whole new level. Not only does...
Via The Sports Post
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Pitcher Duels: Aug. 19

It's a pretty lean slate on this baseball Wednesday, but we've still done all the requisite work to find you the very best matchups. Check 'em out: Nathan Karns (TBR) vs. Dallas Keuchel (HOU) 8:10 p.m. ET Karns emergence has been key for a Rays rotation that comes into today second in the AL in starter ERA at 3.59—behind Oakland at 3.21. Perhaps most amazingly, that's been...
Via The Sports Post
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. It's not a surprise the Tampa Bay Rays' starting rotation ranks second in the AL in ERA. What is unexpected is just how much Erasmo Ramirez has contributed to that. Ramirez looks to continue his impressive run of pitching and help the Rays win their fifth straight at home Saturday night against the reeling Baltimore Orioles...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays’ Historically Heavy Bullpen Usage Key to Relevance

The Tampa Bay Rays are taking a relatively novel approach to divvying up innings between starters and relievers. Injuries have robbed the team of Alex Cobb for the season, Matt Moore and Drew Smyly for much of the year, and Jake Odorizzi for a time as well. Despite those problems, the team climbed to a […]
Via Fangraphs
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

The Resurgent Tampa Bay Rays

We shouldn’t be surprised anymore when the Tampa Bay Rays perform well. Since dropping the Devil Rays moniker after the 2007 season they went on to make the playoffs four of the next seven years. Despite the loss of manager Joe Maddon and Andrew Friedman—head of baseball operations since November 2005—in the same offseason, we’re almost halfway through the 2015 campaign...
Via The Sports Post
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

The Tampa Bay Rays’ rotation is in trouble

Because the Gods hate baseball fans, Tampa Bay Rays’ starting pitcher Alex Cobb has elected to undergo Tommy John surgery, and Drew Smyly is most likely lost for the season with a tear in his labrum. Cobb hasn’t even thrown a pitch yet in 2015, and Smyly had only made three starts. Rays’ starters just cannot stay healthy. According to Marc Topkin of Tampabay.com, the Rays...
Via The Outside Corner
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

The Tampa Bay Rays’ rotation is in trouble

Because the Gods hate baseball fans, Tampa Bay Rays’ starting pitcher Alex Cobb has elected to undergo Tommy John surgery, and Drew Smyly is most likely lost for the season with a tear in his labrum. Cobb hasn’t even thrown a pitch yet in 2015, and Smyly had only made three starts. Rays’ starters just cannot stay healthy. According to Marc Topkin of Tampabay.com, the Rays...
Via Bloguin Best
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays RHP Alex Cobb will have season-ending elbow surgery

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb will have season-ending elbow ligament replacement surgery. Cobb said before Friday night's game against Texas that several doctors have told that the ligament has a full tear. Surgery may be next week. "It's a tough decision because you want to hold on to every last hope of being able to pitch this year," Cobb said. ...
Via AP on Fox
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Cobb will have Tommy John surgery

The Tommy John troll was getting restless, and wanted some red meat from Florida. Alex Cobb, you’re up! UPDATE: #Rays RHP Alex Cobb will undergo Tommy John surgery, which will be performed by Dr. James Andrews. — Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) May 8, 2015 The 27-year old Cobb had a 2.87 ERA in 166 1/3 innings in 2014, striking out 149 and walking 47. Cobb missed a month with...
Via Bloguin Best
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Cobb will have Tommy John surgery

The Tommy John troll was getting restless, and wanted some red meat from Florida. Alex Cobb, you’re up! UPDATE: #Rays RHP Alex Cobb will undergo Tommy John surgery, which will be performed by Dr. James Andrews. — Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) May 8, 2015 The 27-year old Cobb had a 2.87 ERA in 166 1/3 innings in 2014, striking out 149 and walking 47. Cobb missed a month with...
Via The Outside Corner
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays ace Alex Cobb has full UCL tear, will have season-ending Tommy John surgery

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb will have season-ending elbow ligament replacement surgery. Cobb said before Friday night's game against Texas that several doctors have told that the ligament has a full tear. Surgery may be next week. "It's a tough decision because you want to hold on to every last hope of being able to pitch this year," Cobb said...
Via AP on Fox
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays pitcher Alex Cobb to have season-ending elbow surgery

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb will have season-ending elbow ligament replacement surgery. Cobb said before Friday night's game against Texas that several doctors have told that the ligament has a full tear. Surgery may be next week. ''It's a tough decision because you want to hold on to every last hope of being able to pitch this year,'' Cobb said...
Via AP on Fox
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Cobb Set to Undergo Tommy John Surgery

Fresh into the early part of the 2015 MLB season, yet another young pitcher has gone down. This time the unlucky pitcher is the right-handed starter Alex Cobb of the Tampa Bay Rays. Cobb is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery in order to repair the torn UCL in his right elbow as reported by Bill Chastain of MLB.com. It’s a very unfortunate fate for Cobb. He was already trying...
Via Baseball Essential
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays pitcher Alex Cobb to undergo Tommy John surgery

The hits keep coming for Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Alex Cobb, who has missed extended time in each of the past two seasons with a multitude of injuries. Cobb, 27, has yet to pitch this season due to due to forearm tendinitis. And while there wasn’t much hope that Cobb would return anytime soon, the latest information directly from the Rays is nothing less than a major setback...
Via Sportsnaut
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays righty Alex Cobb to rest for a week before any decision on surgery

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb could be headed for season-ending elbow ligament replacement surgery. An MRI this week found that Cobb has a ligament tear. He received a platelet-rich-plasma injection in an attempt to avoid surgery. "I'm still going back and forth on what I want to do," Cobb said before Thursday night's game against Texas. "You...
Via AP on Fox
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Cobb could be heading for elbow surgery

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb could be headed for season-ending elbow ligament replacement surgery. An MRI this week found that Cobb has a ligament tear. He received a platelet-rich-plasma injection in an attempt to avoid surgery. ''I'm still going back and forth on what I want to do,'' Cobb said before Thursday night's game against Texas. ''You...
Via AP on Fox
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Cobb: Potential Victim Of Tommy John Surgery

May 10, 2013; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Alex Cobb (53) throws a pitch during the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Alex Cobb has a partial tear in his elbow ligament, according to reports. Tampa Bay has said that Cobb is going to try to pitch...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays: Alex Cobb’s setback

Tampa Bay Rays starter Alex Cobb suffers a setback as he has a partial ligament tear in his right elbow. The Tampa Bay Rays suffer another setback. Reports confirmed that starting pitcher Alex Cobb has a partial ligament tear in his right elbow. With that said, the Rays have yet to confirm the injury and are still waiting to see the seriousness of his injury. As of right now, the...
Via isportsweb.com
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Cobb diagnosed with torn ligament in right elbow

Alex Cobb will attempt to pitch though a partial ligament tear in his right elbow. Cobb was diagnosed with the tear on Tuesday and while the right hander is going to give it a shot, these injuries almost always end up requiring Tommy John surgery. Have confirmed #Rays Cobb does have partial tear in elbow ligament as reported earlier, will try to pitch through it. — Marc Topkin...
Via Tireball.com
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Cobb Suffers Setback During Tendinitis Rehab

The Tampa Bay Rays received some discouraging news on their rehabbing ace Alex Cobb, who’s been dealing with forearm tendinitis since spring training and has yet to throw a regular season pitch for the Rays in 2015. Cobb suffered what his manager Kevin Cash described as “a little bit of a setback” and will subsequently be shut down from baseball activities. Cobb was scheduled...
Via Baseball Essential
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Cobb throws first bullpen session, takes 'major step' in road back from injury

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb has thrown 22 fastballs in his first bullpen session since being sidelined during spring training by forearm tendinitis. Cobb took the mound before Friday night's game against Toronto. "Huge day," he said. "Felt great. It's the first major step." Cobb has no date for when he will rejoin the rotation, a process that...
Via AP on Fox
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays' Alex Cobb has 1st bullpen session since injury

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb has thrown 22 fastballs in his first bullpen session since being sidelined during spring training by forearm tendinitis. Cobb took the mound before Friday night's game against Toronto. ''Huge day,'' he said. ''Felt great. It's the first major step.'' Cobb has no date for when he will rejoin the rotation, a process that...
Via AP on Fox
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays ace Alex Cobb to throw first bullpen session Friday

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Tampa Bay Rays righty Alex Cobb is set to throw his first bullpen session since being sidelined during spring training by forearm tendinitis. Cobb was scheduled to start opening day, but his injury prevented it. He will throw around 20 fastballs before the Rays play Toronto on Friday. "It's not much, but it's something," he said Thursday. Cobb went 10...
Via AP on Fox
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays' Cobb to throw 1st bullpen session since injury

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay Rays righty Alex Cobb is set to throw his first bullpen session since being sidelined during spring training by forearm tendinitis. Cobb was scheduled to start opening day, but his injury prevented it. He will throw around 20 fastballs before the Rays play Toronto on Friday. ''It's not much, but it's something,'' he said Thursday. Cobb went 10...
Via AP on Fox
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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