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'Tampa Bay Rays 2014 Post Season Special' premieres Oct. 22 on Sun Sports

TAMPA, Fla. -- Three weeks removed the conclusion of the regular season, the Tampa Bay Rays 2014 campaign was not without its highlights. On Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 7:00 p.m., Sun Sports, the statewide television home of the Rays, will turn the page on the past year and look forward to a promising future with the debut of the "Tampa Bay Rays 2014 Post Season Special." Hosted...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Colome, Rays blank Indians 2-0

CLEVELAND (AP) Alex Colome and three relievers combined on a five-hitter as the Tampa Bay Rays blanked the Cleveland Indians 2-0 on Saturday night Colome (2-0) allowed four hits in 6 1-3 innings. Jake McGee struck out the side in the ninth for his 19th save. The Indians, who were eliminated from playoff contention Friday, got only two runners to second base. They committed two more...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Colome strong for 6+ innings, Rays rebound against Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Alex Colome and three relievers combined on a five-hitter as the Tampa Bay Rays blanked the Cleveland Indians 2-0 on Saturday night Colome (2-0) allowed four hits in 6 1-3 innings. Jake McGee struck out the side in the ninth for his 19th save. The Indians, who were eliminated from playoff contention Friday, got only two runners to second base. They committed two...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Colome, Rays blank Indians 2-0

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Alex Colome and three relievers combined on a five-hitter as the Tampa Bay Rays blanked the Cleveland Indians 2-0 on Saturday night Colome (2-0) allowed four hits in 6 1-3 innings. Jake McGee struck out the side in the ninth for his 19th save. The Indians, who were eliminated from playoff contention Friday, got only two runners to second base. They committed two...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Colome strong for 6+ innings, Rays rebound against Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Alex Colome and three relievers combined on a five-hitter as the Tampa Bay Rays blanked the Cleveland Indians 2-0 on Saturday night Colome (2-0) allowed four hits in 6 1-3 innings. Jake McGee struck out the side in the ninth for his 19th save. The Indians, who were eliminated from playoff contention Friday, got only two runners to second base. They committed two...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon, Chase Headley exchange words on 'grazed' issue

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Joe Maddon's choice to use "grazed" in his postgame remarks Tuesday when referring to Tampa Bay Rays reliever Jake McGee hitting New York Yankees infielder Chase Headley on the chin last Thursday apparently touched a nerve. Maddon, the Rays' manager, brought up Headley in the aftermath of Tampa Bay reliever Steve Geltz clipping New York shortstop...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 17, 2014  |  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 AP on Fox
September 14, 2014  |  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
September 14, 2014  |  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
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays' rookie dress-up night follows disappointing loss to Yankees

From a heartbreak loss to ... rookie dress-up night? The Tampa Bay Rays lost to the New York Yankees on Thursday in wild fashion, seeing a no-hitter from right-hander Alex Cobb through 7 1/3 innings become a 5-4 defeat at Yankee Stadium after relievers Brad Boxberger and Jake McGee, both usually reliable, allowed four runs and three hits as Tampa Bay fell to 70-77. Still, Rays'...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Game Picks - Friday: September 12, 2014

I was one blown save away from a perfect picking day. When Chris Young hit his three-run blast in the bottom of the ninth off of Jake McGee to win the game for the New York Yankees, a dream 11-0 day went out the window. That was also the Game of the Day pick. And you know what? How can I be upset about that?I had called the double-header sweep by Cleveland. I had called the Red...
Via The Flagrant Fan
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Chase Headley hit in jaw by Jake McGee

If thought we wouldn’t see two players get hit in the head tonight, you were wrong. In the ninth inning of the Rays-Yankees game at Yankee Stadium, Jake McGee of the Rays hit Chase Headley in the chin with a pitch Hopefully Headley will be OK. He was able to walk off the field with minimal assistance, and the only immediate damage was a bloody chin. In a perfect world, that will...
Via The Outside Corner
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Chase Headley hit in jaw by Jake McGee

If thought we wouldn’t see two players get hit in the head tonight, you were wrong. In the ninth inning of the Rays-Yankees game at Yankee Stadium, Jake McGee of the Rays hit Chase Headley in the chin with a pitch Hopefully Headley will be OK. He was able to walk off the field with minimal assistance, and the only immediate damage was a bloody chin. In a perfect world, that will...
Via Bloguin Best
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Rays wives team up for ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The wives and girlfriends of the Tampa Bay Rays players gathered Tuesday to take part in the ALS Ice Bucket challenge, becoming the latest group to participate in the dousing ceremony intented to raise awareness for ALS research. Among those doing the dumping were Rays pitchers Brad Boxberger, Jake McGee and Jeremy Hellickson. Take a look at the whole thing below:
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays series primer

Emotion at home will give way to reality on the road. One day, there are sentimental feelings at Tropicana Field with the return of the franchise's former ace. The next, there's a trip north of the border to continue the August grind. The Tampa Bay Rays survived a strange encounter with their former all-everything, Detroit Tigers left-hander David Price, in a memorable pitching...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeter's RBI single helps Yankees top Rays, snap 5-game skid

  Derek Jeter hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning and the New York Yankees ended a five-game skid with a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday. Brett Gardner opened the ninth with an infield single off Jake McGee (3-1) and advanced to second on a throwing error by second baseman Logan Forsythe. After failing to lay down a sacrifice bunt, Jeter put New York ahead...
Via AP on Fox
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeter has RBI single in 9th, Yankees top Rays 3-2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Derek Jeter hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning and the New York Yankees ended a five-game skid with a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday. Brett Gardner opened the ninth with an infield single off Jake McGee (3-1) and advanced to second on a throwing error by second baseman Logan Forsythe. After failing to lay down a sacrifice bunt...
Via AP on Fox
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays struggle against rookie Shane Greene, fall to Yankees

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Derek Jeter hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning and the New York Yankees ended a five-game skid with a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday. Brett Gardner opened the ninth with an infield single off Jake McGee (3-1) and advanced to second on a throwing error by second baseman Logan Forsythe. After failing to lay down a sacrifice bunt...
Via AP on Fox
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays struggle against rookie Shane Greene, fall to Yankees

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Derek Jeter hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning and the New York Yankees ended a five-game skid with a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday. Brett Gardner opened the ninth with an infield single off Jake McGee (3-1) and advanced to second on a throwing error by second baseman Logan Forsythe. After failing to lay down a sacrifice bunt...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays go formal for road trip, two guys go 'Dumber and Dumber'

Joe Maddon and the Tampa Bay Rays frequently like to attach fun themes to road trips and dress up as they travel throughout the season. After wrapping up a series against the Angels on Sunday, the team prepared for a 10-game road trip by dressing in their best formal wear before heading to the airport to fly to Oakland. As you can see in the team photo above, there were plenty of...
Via Next Impulse Sports
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays dress for (what they hope is) success for trip west

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays jetted west in their Sunday best. Sunday evening marked the start of another themed road trip for Tampa Bay, and this one had a formal feel. The Rays, following a 7-5 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday at Tropicana Field, prepared to fly to begin a 10-game, 11-day jaunt against the Oakland Athletics, Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays Look To Continue Nine-Game Winning Streak Sunday (Video)

The Tampa Bay Rays are starting to get hot, and it couldn’t come at a better time. The Rays are in the midst of a nine-game winning streak, and have gotten back into the race in the AL East, trailing the first-place Baltimore Orioles by only 6.5 games. Joe Maddon’s club has only given up 12 runs in the last seven games, in large part because of the efforts from starter David...
Via NESN.com
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The Rays would not stay dead

American League East fans outside of Florida had to feel good about life on June 10, 2014 when the Tampa Bay Rays were fifteen games out of first place and were eighteen games under .500. After all, the Rays have been the perennial thorn in everyone's side winning over 90 games five of the previous six seasons on a shoestring budget and with a manager who had too much fun, showed...
Via The Flagrant Fan
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Week 16 Free Agent Fixes

Sometimes non-closing relievers need a little love, too, and a pair get it in this week’s Free Agent Fixes. They’re joined by a young catcher that seems to be turning the corner, a veteran first baseman with an amended injury timetable, a rookie second baseman, and a pitcher that was dealt from the Senior Circuit to the Junior Circuit. Brad Boxberger, RP, Tampa Bay Rays Ownership...
Via The Fantasy Fix
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays notes: SS Yunel Escobar welcomed back into lineup

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays welcomed back Yunel Escobar on Friday, marking the end to the shortstop's absence since he was placed on the disabled list July 1 (retroactive to June 25) with a sore right shoulder. To make room for Escobar, reliever Jake McGee was placed on the paternity list after the birth of his daughter, Rowen Beth, on Thursday. Escobar, 31, appeared...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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