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Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays series primer

What now? What's next after the cut-deep loss to the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday at Tropicana Field? What's to come after near-certain victory became agonizing defeat at a time when the Tampa Bay Rays have no business frittering away such could-have-been wins anymore? The All-Star break beckons. First, the Rays must regroup for three key games against the Toronto Blue...
Via Fox Sports Florida
13 days ago  |  Discuss

For one night, intuition leads Rays astray against Royals

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Salvador Perez jogged to home plate in mostly silence. In an alternate ending, a gong would have rang beyond right field at the end of this half inning, an electric guitar would have sounded over Tropicana Field's loudspeakers and the Tampa Bay Rays would have celebrated another series victory in their more-real-by-the-minute renaissance. Instead, there...
Via Fox Sports Florida
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays lead Royals nearly entire game but fall on 9th-inning home run

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Salvador Perez hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the ninth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 on Wednesday night. Kirby Yates (0-1), the fifth Tampa Bay reliever, entered with runners on first and third with one out and gave up Perez's towering shot into the left-field corner. It's been a big week for Perez, chosen...
Via Fox Sports Florida
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Perez hits three-run HR in ninth, Royals beat Rays 5-4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Salvador Perez hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the ninth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 on Wednesday night. Kirby Yates (0-1), the fifth Tampa Bay reliever, entered with runners on first and third with one out and gave up Perez's towering shot into the left-field corner. It's been a big week for Perez, chosen Sunday...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Closer Report, Week 11

The job in Tampa isn't as pretty as it used to be, as the team is super underachieving, and not in a superhero-footed pajamas kinda way. Joe Maddon looks like he needs an executive parachute, even though he is a hoot to listen to during an interview. I think he is waiting for someone to jump and run with the job. Jake McGee, Joel Peralta or even the artist formally known as...
Via Razzball
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays designate Josh Lueke for assignment, call up reliever Kirby Yates

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- In the end, reliever Josh Lueke ran out of time to improve his performance with the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays designated Lueke for assignment Saturday and promoted right-handed reliever Kirby Yates from Triple-A Durham. Lueke had a 5.64 ERA in 30 1/3 innings this season. He last appeared in a loss to the Miami Marlins on Thursday at Tropicana Field, where he...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays: 3 prospects that can make an impact this year

The Tampa Bay Rays have always been a team that has been built upon the strength of their prospects. Given the fact that they are one of the lowest budget franchises in the MLB, they must rely on their scouts and minor league coaches to find and develop young players that will eventually make an impact on the big league level. These are the top three prospects that I believe have...
Via isportsweb.com
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippers lose pitching duel in extras, 1-0

The Columbus Clippers (13-14) lost to the Durham Bulls (19-11) 1-0 Saturday. Thanks to phenomenal pitching performances by each starter the game was scoreless all game until Jerry ******** a walk-off single in the 11th inning. Kirby Yates (1-0, 0.61 ERA) was the winning pitcher for Durham pitching one and two-thirds innings in relief with one hit, one walk and four strikeouts...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Riefenhauser among four Rays added to 40 man roster

Per Marc Topkin, the Rays have added four players to the 40 man roster: Infielder Vince Belnome, right-handed pitchers Jesse Hahn and Kirby Yates and left-handed pitcher C.J. Riefenhauser will be headed to big league spring training with the Rays. The 40 man roster now stands at 37 in advance of next month's Rule 5 draft. All four players would have been eligible to be taken...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Bulls trample Clippers 3-1

DURHAM- Behind the strong performance of right-hander Jake Odorizzi, the Durham Bulls defeated the Columbus Clippers 3-1 in the first affair of a four-game series Saturday. Odorizzi (6-1, 3.23 ERA) was dominant all night, tossing 6 1/3 innings and allowing one run on five hits with seven strikeouts and just one walk. Relievers Josh Lueke pitched the following 1 2/3 frames and...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
June 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Jake Odorizzi part of group perfection in Durham

Jake Odorizzi was part of group perfection.The 23-year-old right-hander, gained in a six-player trade with the Kansas City Royals in December, pitched seven hitless innings Sunday as part of the Durham Bulls second no-hitter in the clubs International League history during a 2-1 victory over the Pawtucket Red Sox at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, R.I.Relievers Frank De Los Santos (23...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Jake Odorizzi part of group perfection in Durham

Jake Odorizzi was part of group perfection.The 23-year-old right-hander, gained in a six-player trade with the Kansas City Royals in December, pitched seven hitless innings Sunday as part of the Durham Bulls second no-hitter in the clubs International League history during a 2-1 victory over the Pawtucket Red Sox at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, R.I.Relievers Frank De Los Santos (23...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Niemann goes 6 strong, Rays fall to Blue Jays

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) -- Colby Rasmus hit a grand slam that capped a six-run rally in the eighth inning off Kirby Yates and the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 Wednesday. Jeff Niemann, still uncertain whether he will be in Tampa Bay's rotation to open the season, made a final statement in his favor, pitching six scoreless innings of two-hit, no-walk ball...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jays 6, Rays 1

Colby Rasmus hit a grand slam that capped a six-run rally in the eighth inning off Kirby Yates and the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 Wednesday. Jeff Niemann, still uncertain whether he will be in Tampa Bay's rotation to open the season, made a final statement in his favor, pitching six scoreless innings of two-hit, no-walk ball. Niemann struck out three and...
Via AP on Fox
March 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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