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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
1 day ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  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

Tampa Bay Rays Trade For Chicago White Sox Reliever Jesse Crain

The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired Chicago White Sox reliever Jesse Crain for cash considerations or a player to be named later. Brandon Gomes has been moved to the 60-day DL to accommodate the move. Reports began to circulate this morning about Crain being moved , with Tamp Bay being one of the suitors. White Sox GM Rick Hahn announced  the trade and issued the following statement...
Via Baseball News Source
July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays' Brandon Gomes has setback

Right-handed reliever Brandon Gomes, who was on track to rejoin the Rays next week, was scheduled to throw his second rehab inning for Class A Charlotte on Thursday but felt discomfort in his strained right lat and is sidelined indefinitely according to Tampa Bay Times Staff Writer Marc Topkin. Manager Joe Maddon said Gomes was to be re-evaluated today. If he strained it again...
Via MLB Injury News
June 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays Recall Josh Lueke, Disable Brandon Gomes

The Tampa Bay Rays have placed right-handed pitcher Brandon Gomes on the 15-day disabled list due to a right lat strain. Taking his place on the active roster, the organization has recalled right-handed pitcher Josh Lueke from Triple-A Durham. Lueke will serve as a middle relief guy out of the Rays bullpen. The post Tampa Bay Rays Recall Josh Lueke, Disable Brandon Gomes appeared...
Via FF Locker Room
May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays send Gomes to the D.L. Call-up Lueke

Rays reliever Brandon Gomes has been placed on the 15-day D.L., according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.  Gomes was placed on the 15-day DL today, retroactive to May 8,   with a right lat strain. RHP Josh Lueke was called up from Triple-A Durham. Gomes was 0-1 in 14 games this season with a 5.40 ERA. Lueke has pitched well in the Minors this season. He carries a 2-0 record...
Via The Bay Cave
May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays send Brandon Gomes to DL, recall Josh Lueke

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. The Tampa Bay Rays placed reliever Brandon Gomes on the 15-day disabled list before starting a three-game series with the San Diego Padres on Friday. The right-hander has a right lat strain, which he began noticing early in a series against the Colorado Rockies last Friday through Sunday in Denver. He pitched 13 of an inning in both the Friday and Saturday...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Josh Lueke Recalled For Rays, Brandon Gomes To The DL

According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reliever Brandon Gomes has been placed on the disabled list with a right lat strain, and Josh Lueke  has been recalled from Durham to  take his place on the roster. Lueke was acquired from the Seattle Mariners last year in a trade for catcher John Jaso and has spent the majority of his time with the Rays at the AAA level. So far...
Via Baseball News Source
May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays' pitchers aware of unspoken dangers on mound

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Down the hall, in the visitors clubhouse, there were signs of the little-discussed danger pitchers embrace each day with their chosen profession.The stall below a black-and-white placard that read 48 HAPP stood untouched, a glove tucked into a small compartment in the top-right corner. Two blue caps hung on hooks on either side of a uniform. Feet away, newspapers...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays pitchers aware of unspoken dangers on mound

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Down the hall, in the visitors clubhouse, there were signs of the little-discussed danger pitchers embrace each day with their chosen profession.The stall below a black-and-white placard that read 48 HAPP stood untouched, a glove tucked into a small compartment in the top-right corner. Two blue caps hung on hooks on either side of a uniform. Feet away, newspapers...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 08, 2013  |  Discuss

A genius versus accepted dugout wisdom

I have often leaned against the tide when it comes to defending the role of a closer. But managers do take it too far and you would think someone with the reputation of Joe Maddon would not be one of those guys who goes with accepted dugout wisdom. But he does. What is that accepted dugout wisdom? If you are on the road, you do not pitch your closer in a tie game because if you...
Via The Flagrant Fan
April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Athletics-Rays Preview

The Oakland Athletics have the best record in the AL, and success on their upcoming trip could only reinforce their status as one of the league's top teams. Off to their best road start in 23 seasons, the A's look to remain perfect away from home by continuing their recent success at Tropicana Field against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night. Since opening with two straight...
Via AP on Fox
April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Orioles beat Rays on walk-off slam

The Baltimore Orioles evidently figure if they're going to work overtime, they might as well make the most of it. Matt Wieters hit a grand slam in the bottom of the 10th inning and Baltimore withstood four solo homers by the Tampa Bay Rays in a 10-6 victory Thursday night. Nolan Reimold and Steve Pearce also homered for the Orioles, who have won 17 straight in extra innings...
Via AP on Fox
April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Rank relief: Alliteration edition…Wieters walksoff

#wieterswalkoff The Rays haven’t been off to a hot start and they couldn’t right the ship vs. the Orioles tonight.  Jamey Wright worked a clean 9th inning and trotted out to hopefully do the same in the 10th.  But this time he had to face the top of the Orioles lineup.  After he gave up a single to the light hitting Nick Markakis, he was relieved by Brandon Gomes.  Manny...
Via Diamond Hoggers
April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

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