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Rays bounce back after blowing lead, beat Blue Jays

Nothing comes easy for the Rays these days. Certainly not Sunday's 6-5, 10-inning win over the Blue Jays. Before exhaling and high-fiving their way off the field, the Rays blew another four-run lead late, with Grant Balfour and Jake McGee giving up home runs; scored only once after loading the bases to start the 10th; then hung on as the unlikely duo of Brandon Gomes and Jeff...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays notes: Dave Martinez considers himself ready for a managerial job

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Dave Martinez considers himself ready for a managerial job. Despite speculation that he could be a possibility for the Houston Astros' position, open after Bo Porter was fired Monday, the Tampa Bay Rays bench coach considers the talk just chatter for now. "Right now, as far as I'm concerned, it's just speculation," Martinez said Wednesday...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays to active DeJesus from DL, call up three others with active rosters expanding Monday

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays announced Sunday that outfielder David DeJesus will be activated from the disabled list Monday. In addition, catcher Curt Casali and relievers Brandon Gomes and Steven Geltz will be called up with major-league active rosters expanding to 40 players Monday. All three were on the taxi squad Sunday. DeJesus has not played for the Rays since...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Archer, Offense dominate as Rays crush Rangers

If last night was another in a long season of frustrating, tough losses then tonight was the exact opposite. There's virtually nothing negative to say about the way the Rays performed tonight. Every starter either knocked in and/or scored a run. Chris Archer was dominant, and Brandon Gomes pitched the final two innings, allowing the team to rest it's exhausted bullpen. The...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays recall reliever Brandon Gomes from Triple-A Durham

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays have recalled right-hander Brandon Gomes from Triple-A Durham. Tampa made the move before its game Wednesday game at Texas, a night after a 14-inning loss. Infielder Cole Figueroa was optioned to Durham, leaving Joe Maddon with a limited bench while adding to the bullpen for the third game of a four-game series. Gomes was on the opening...
Via AP on Fox
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays recall reliever Brandon Gomes from Triple-A Durham

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays have recalled right-hander Brandon Gomes from Triple-A Durham. Tampa made the move before its game Wednesday game at Texas, a night after a 14-inning loss. Infielder Cole Figueroa was optioned to Durham, leaving Joe Maddon with a limited bench while adding to the bullpen for the third game of a four-game series. Gomes was on the opening...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays reinstate Desmond Jennings from bereavement list

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays have reinstated center fielder Desmond Jennings from the bereavement list and optioned reliever Brandon Gomes to Triple-A Durham. The moves were announced before Tuesday night's game against Oakland. Jennings was in Tuesday's starting lineup after missing two games.
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB News: Transactions for May 19th

Not a lot to talk about on Monday, as only five games were played & not a lot of moves were made.  A few teams optioned players which will result in a few moves to recall or activate players today.  As always, follow the links to read more on a particular transaction.Chicago CubsSent OF Justin Ruggiano on rehab assignment to Iowa (AAA) - Story by Kerry KauffmanMiami MarlinsReleased...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Gomes gives up 2-run homer in 7th, Rays fall to Orioles

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Adam Jones hit a pair of solo homers and Jonathan Schoop launched a tiebreaking, two-run shot that sent the Baltimore Orioles over the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 on Wednesday night. Schoop's drive in the seventh inning off Brandon Gomes (2-2) put the Orioles ahead 4-2. Jones hit leadoff homers in both the second and fourth off Cesar Ramos. It was his fourth...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

David DeJesus has two RBIs as Rays edge Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) -- David DeJesus had a solo homer and drew a bases-loaded walk, and Tampa Bay's bullpen pitched 4 1-3 scoreless innings to lift the Rays to a 2-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader. The win snapped Tampa Bay's three-game losing streak and was just its second victory in nine road games. Jonny Gomes had an RBI single...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox overcome cold, beat Rays 7-4

The Tampa Bay Rays were one opponent. The cold, raw weather was another. Eventually, the Red Sox managed to overcome both Tuesday night in the first game of an eight-game homestand, blasting the Rays 7-4 in the first meeting of the season between the two clubs who met in the American League Division Series last October. The teams traded sacrifice flies - and little else - through...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays shut out White Sox

Cesar Ramos had looked good in racing through the first four innings against the White Sox on a frigid Saturday night. But things got a little hot in the fifth, when a couple of walks and a single loaded the bases and Chicago's top hitter, Jose Abreu, the slugging rookie who did in the Rays the night before, was headed to the plate. Manager Joe Maddon hadn't shown much...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays-Orioles game Tuesday postponed, no makeup date announced

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Tuesday's night game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles has been postponed by rain. A steady downpour and low temperatures were predicted for much of the night. No makeup date was immediately announced. Baltimore won the opener of the three-game set 7-1 on Monday, and the series was scheduled to conclude Wednesday afternoon. Tampa Bay announced...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays go down early, rally back to beat Rangers

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- James Loney hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the eighth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Texas Rangers 5-4 on Saturday night. Loney lined an opposite-field drive off Neal Cotts (0-1) that went over left fielder Shin-Soo Choo and put the Rays up 5-4. Brandon Gomes (1-0) pitched a perfect eighth before Grant Balfour got the final three outs for his...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays' bullpen comes up big in collective win vs. Orioles

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- There are few solo acts in baseball, save the once-every-blue-moon no-hitter, or a player who hits for the cycle, or a defensive display so unbelievable that it lives through time on highlight reels or blooper tapes. This is a game that's more chorus than a lone voice bellowing into a megaphone, and if all parts work in unison, they make music of their...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays' bullpen comes up big in collective win vs. Orioles

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- There are few solo acts in baseball, save the once-every-blue-moon no-hitter, or a player who hits for the cycle, or a defensive display so unbelievable that it lives through time on highlight reels or blooper tapes. This is a game that's more chorus than a lone voice bellowing into a megaphone, and if all parts work in unison, they make music of their...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays, Orioles combine for most pitchers used in MLB history

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The six-hour, 54-minute marathon between the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles on Friday produced some major league history. For the first time, a combined 21 pitchers were used in the Rays 5-4 victory in 18 innings, which was the longest game in both teams history. The Rays used 11 and the Orioles 10, surpassing the previous record of 20 set twice before...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays' Desmond Jennings back from DL, goes into lineup

BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays have activated outfielder Desmond Jennings from the 15-day disabled list and optioned pitcher Brandon Gomes to Triple-A Durham. Jennings fractured his left middle finger while sliding in a game Aug. 3. He's batting .258 with 11 homers and 40 RBIs, along with a team-high 17 stolen bases. "I had 15 days off, hopefully I come back with...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays activate OF Jennings from DL

The Tampa Bay Rays have activated outfielder Desmond Jennings from the 15-day disabled list and optioned pitcher Brandon Gomes to Triple-A Durham. Jennings fractured his left middle finger while sliding in a game Aug. 3. He's batting .258 with 11 homers and 40 RBIs, along with a team-high 17 stolen bases. Jenning was in the starting lineup Monday night against the Orioles....
Via Fox Sports
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays activate OF Jennings from DL, option Gomes

The Tampa Bay Rays have activated outfielder Desmond Jennings from the 15-day disabled list and optioned pitcher Brandon Gomes to Triple-A Durham. Jennings fractured his left middle finger while sliding in a game Aug. 3. He's batting .258 with 11 homers and 40 RBIs, along with a team-high 17 stolen bases. Jenning was in the starting lineup Monday night against the Orioles....
Via Fox Sports
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays Desmond Jennings Set To Return From DL

Tampa Bay Rays center-fielder Desmond Jennings (fractured left middle finger) is expected to be activated from the disabled list today and rejoin the team in Baltimore. Jennings has been out since breaking the finger Aug. 3, played for Class A Charlotte on Sunday and went 1-for-3. In 104 games before the injury, Jennings was hitting .258/.326/.419 (107 OPS+) with 11 home runs...
Via Baseball News Source
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays place Luke Scott on DL, expect Jennings back soon

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays placed designated hitter Luke Scott on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to Aug. 15) with lower back spasms Saturday. They also activated reliever Brandon Gomes (right lat strain) from the 60-day DL and moved reliever Jesse Crain (right shoulder strain) from the 15- to the 60-day DL. "It's a little bit better today, but even...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays put DH Scott on 15-day DL

The Tampa Bay Rays have put designated hitter Luke Scott on the 15-day disabled list because of lower back spasms. The move was announced before Saturday night's game against Toronto. The Rays also reinstated reliever Brandon Gomes, who missed 88 games with a right lat strain, from the 60-day disabled list. They transferred right-hander Jesse Crain from the 15- to the 60-day...
Via Fox Sports
August 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays Ballboy Fails Miserably but Redeems Himself With Amazing Catch (Video)

Major League Baseball ballboys are like NFL lineman — you only hear about them when something bad happens. And something bad happened at a Tampa Bay Rays game recently. The Rays ballboy (whose lone job it is to protect the Rays bullpen from baseballs) failed to protect the Rays bullpen from a foul chopper and the result was pretty bad. Reliever Brandon Gomes took it right off the...
Via NESN.com
August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays trade for a reliever from Chicago

ST. PETERSBURG, FL—The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired right-handed relief pitcher Jesse Crain from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for players to be named later or cash considerations. Crain has been added to the Rays 40-man roster but kept on the 15-day disabled list due to his right shoulder strain.  To make room on the 40-man roster, the Rays have transferred Brandon Gomes ...
Via The Bay Cave
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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