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Rays recover to beat Blue Jays in 10 innings

TORONTO (AP) -- Sean Rodriguez drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 on Sunday. Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar both homered as the Rays took two of three from Toronto, dealing the Blue Jays a blow in their chase for an AL wild-card berth. Toronto came in four games out of a playoff spot. Toronto pinch...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rays recover to beat Blue Jays in 10 innings

TORONTO (AP) -- Sean Rodriguez drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 on Sunday. Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar both homered as the Rays took two of three from Toronto, dealing the Blue Jays a blow in their chase for an AL wild-card berth. Toronto came in four games out of a playoff spot. Toronto pinch...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rays recover, beat Blue Jays 6-5 in 10

TORONTO (AP) Sean Rodriguez drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 on Sunday. Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar both homered as the Rays took two of three from Toronto, dealing the Blue Jays a blow in their chase for an AL wild-card berth. Toronto came in four games out of a playoff spot. Toronto pinch...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why Daniel Murphy may be untradeable

It’s true. Daniel Murphy just might be the most untradeable person on the Mets. For reasons that make absolutely no sense. Nobody but the Mets sees him as a long term answer at 2B. Many have argued (Joel Sherman of the New York post comes to mind) that he should be pushed as a super utility player, a “Ben Zobrist” type and not as a 2B. Matthew Cerrone on Metsblog.com today...
Via Mets360.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Are 11 relievers enough or too much for Orioles?

The Orioles have an 11-man bullpen. With September’s roster expansion, that means there are four more relievers than usual. “We’ve been able to keep everybody in the flow a little bit, some by necessity,” manager Buck Showalter said. Showalter has used eight of the 11 in the first two games of the Red Sox series, and used seven relievers in Sunday’s 11-inning win over...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Reasons to Believe in Danny Salazar

We can’t ever be sure exactly who a player is. Some guys are easier to project than others. Some guys have many years of data and consistent results. Guys like Hunter Pence or Ben Zobrist. Other guys have minimal data and inconsistent results. Danny Salazar is a guy like that. Nevertheless, a large portion of […]
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays top O's, win first time on game-ending passed ball in team history

  Yunel Escobar scored on Nick Hundley's passed ball with two outs in ninth inning Saturday, giving the Tampa Bay Rays a 3-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles. Escobar reached first on a throwing error by shortstop Ryan Flaherty leading off the ninth, took second on Kevin Kiermaier's sacrifice bunt and advanced to third on Curt Casali's flyout. After Ben Zobrist was intentionally...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Keep Murphy As Super Utility Player?

Wait, what? That’s exactly what Joel Sherman of the New York Post suggests the Mets do with Daniel Murphy next season. The Mets should pay Murphy roughly $8 million to be a utility man next year, or really a super-utility man. Their defenseless version of Ben Zobrist. His reasoning is that a team that already struggles on offense and plans to contend next season, should not be...
Via Mets Merized Online
13 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB All-Underrated team

  Tampa Bay Rays Ben Zobrist – Photo Credit – Keith Allison What is the definition of an underrated player? Is it a player that is good but your typical casual fan will not know about him? Is it a player that plays on a small market team so you do not see alot of him on national television? Could be a player that plays on a good team loaded with talent so he flies under the...
Via Hot Stove MLB
21 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Ben Zobrist makes great leaping catch at the wall

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Via Fox Sports Florida
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees game 122: Kuroda great, offense good in series win

New York Yankees 4 – Tampa Bay Rays 2 Hiroki Kuroda starts for the Yankees and the first inning would continue to haunt the righty. After getting the first out, Ben Zobrist and Matt Joyce would hit a pair of singles to put runners on the corners. A ground out to second baseman Martin Prado would score the first run of the game. On the other side, Rays Jeremy Hellickson would be...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees game 120: Offense held silent behind strong McCarthy start

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images New York Yankees 0 – Tampa Bay Rays 5 The struggles of the offense for the 2014 season continues tonight. Brandon McCarthy was greeted with a pair of hits, starting with Desmond Jennings single to right field. Ben Zobrist would add a single of his own to put runners on the corners. A walk would put McCarthy in hot water right away, loading the bases with...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

August Trade Candidates: Tampa Bay Rays Ben Zobrist

After months of speculation, the Tampa Bay Rays finally traded David Price just hours before the July 31 deadline, sending him to the Detroit Tigers in a three-way deal that netted them Wily Adames, Nick Franklin and Drew Smyly. Since the trade, their already slim playoff chances have dipped below five percent. More trades could be on the way for the Rays. One player that could be...
Via Baseball News Source
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Wednesday, Aug 6

Yesterday my pitching gambles paid off (Lance Lynn and Danny Duffy) and my offense featured five players with 10+ points. I didn’t get much out of Ben Zobrist or Jose Abreu (surprisingly), which means my team was help somewhat in check — 123.60 points, a small cash in the daily moonshot, and victories in all of my double-ups. But hey, if that’s “in check” then we’re doing...
Via Baseball Professor
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Evan Longoria, Rays smash through Angels

ST.PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Evan Longoria hit a two-run homer, Ben Zobrist got four hits and the Tampa Bay Rays roughed up C.J. Wilson and the Los Angeles Angels 10-3 Saturday night. Longoria put the Rays up 2-0 with his 13th homer of the season, connecting in the first off Wilson (8-7). Longoria became the first Tampa Bay player to reach 600 career RBIs. Brandon Guyer hit a two...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Fake trade report didn't concern Rays' Ben Zobrist

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- For a moment, Tampa Bay Rays utility man Ben Zobrist was caught up in the craziness of a trade deadline day that will be recalled for a long time. Late Thursday afternoon, as news of left-hander David Price's trade to the Detroit Tigers broke, a fake Twitter account posing as USA Today writer Bob Nightengale posted "news" that Zobrist had been...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays beat Brewers again, now game shy of .500

The Rays are playing for a lot these days, not just to continue their improbable climb back to .500 and into playoff contention but potentially to keep ace David Price and others from being traded. And they are playing like it, battling from behind for a second straight night to beat the NL Central-leading Brewers 5-1 Tuesday. "It's kind of funny; we've been playing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers batters continue to struggle versus Tampa Bay

The Brewers are in a severe offensive funk and aren't winning because of it. For the third straight game, Milwaukee wasted a strong performance from its starting pitcher by providing little offensive support. A four-run eighth inning was enough for the Tampa Bay Rays to send the Brewers to a 5-1 loss at Tropicana Field on Tuesday night. Just like Jimmy Nelson on Sunday and Kyle...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Cobb's strikeouts lead Rays over Brewers

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Alex Cobb struck out 12 in eight innings and Ben Zobrist drove in two runs Tuesday night, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to a 5-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. It was the Rays' 11th win in 12 games. Zobrist hit his ninth home run in the sixth inning for the only run off Milwaukee starter Matt Garza. Zobrist's double in the eighth off reliever...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist, Alex Cobb keep Rays rolling past Brewers

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Alex Cobb struck out 12 in eight innings and Ben Zobrist drove in two runs Tuesday night, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to a 5-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. It was the Rays' 11th win in 12 games. Zobrist hit his ninth home run in the sixth inning for the only run off Milwaukee starter Matt Garza. Zobrist's double in the eighth off reliever...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball Value: Is Ben Zobrist on the move?

The second wild card has thrown a monkey wrench into the whole trade deadline process. It’s even caused some people to propose pushing the non-waiver deadline back into August. The problem is that too many teams think they are still in the hunt when the deadline comes this Thursday. The Rays are one of those teams caught in no man’s land. They have tradeable pieces in David Price...
Via The Fantasy Fix
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Rumors: San Francisco's interest in Rays' Ben Zobrist may be intensifying

The San Francisco Giants took a low-risk investment in Dan Uggla when they signed him to a minor-league deal. Days after signing, he was called up, and was immediately thrown into the action. In three games with the team, he has gone 0-8 and has struck out four times and committed three errors.Uggla's struggles combined with Marco Scutaro and Ehire Adrianza's injuries are...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers at Tampa Bay Rays series primer

Another series win? Check. More ground made up in the race for the second American League wild-card spot? Check. Living life on the edge? Check. Catch your breath. The Tampa Bay Rays' winning streak is over at nine games, after a 3-2 defeat to the Boston Red Sox on Sunday at Tropicana Field. Loss No. 54 was inevitable, of course, but there was plenty to draw from in the Rays...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist homers to help Rays beat Red Sox for 9th straight win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Ben Zobrist homered, Matt Joyce and Kevin Kiermaier each had an RBI single, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the skidding Boston Red Sox 3-0 Saturday night for their ninth consecutive victory. The stretch is the second-longest in team history, three short of a 12-game winning streak in June 2004. John Lackey (11-7) came up short in his first attempt to earn...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays Making Some Noise

Prior to the 2008 season, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays were the laughing stock of baseball. When 2008 rolled around, the team changed their name to the Rays, which resulted in the emergence of an almost new organization. Ever since then, the team that plays their home games in St. Petersburg, Florida has been one of the most consistent teams in the league. Players like Evan Longoria...
Via Total Sports Live
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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