Rays need extra innings to beat the Twins

The Tampa Bay Rays got clutch hitting late in the game to beat the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, 10-7 in 10 innings.  Starting pitcher Chris Archer threw nine pitches in is one inning of work. He recorded a strike out and gave up one walk (to Joe Mauer). Jake Odorizzi also pitched well as he threw seven pitches in the second inning to record three outs.. But the real story was the...
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February 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays split with Red Sox, Pirates

The Tampa Bay Rays opened their spring training season on Saturday with a loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates and a win against the Boston Red Sox.  Roberto Hernandez and Jeff Niemann both pitched against the Pirates. Both needed just 23 pitches to get out of the first and second innings. Newcomers Wil Myers and James Loney went 0-3 combined in the 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh. The Rays...
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February 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays invite seven to spring training, including Wil Myers

Spring training is nearing and team’s are sending out their invitations to join the big club during camp. Today, the Rays announced they have invited seven players to Port Charlotte. Among the seven invited were OF Wil Myers, 1B/OF Leslie Anderson, INF Cole Figueroa, RHP Matt Nevarez, RHP Jim Paduch, LHP Jim Patterson, and LHP Neil Schenk. The following is from the team’s press...
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February 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays invite 7 minor leaguers to spring training

With one week to go until pitchers and catchers report, the Tampa Bay Rays extended spring training invites to seven minor leaguers, the team announced Monday. Chief among the invites is outfielder Wil Myers, the key return from the deal with Kansas City that sent pitchers James Shields and Wade Davis to the Royals. Also showing up in Port Charlotte on Feb. 15 will be first basemanoutfielder...
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February 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Durham Notebook: Bats Lead Into Second Half

In this week's edition of Durham Notebook: The Durham lineup continues to produce in the second half, Leslie Anderson and Dane De La Rosa will represent the Bulls as AAA all-stars, and the latest transaction news.
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July 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Durham Notebook: Anderson Getting it Done

Durham beat writer Ben Christoph checks in with his latest notebook. Inside, Leslie Anderson continues his hot-hitting, infielder Shawn O'Malley gives his assessment of the team, manager Charlie Montoyo implores his pitching staff to improve, plus the latest transactions from the Triangle.
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June 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Can BC win at least one ACC Tourney game?

Prior to the season and even in down times, I stuck to my prediction that BC would win a minimum of five ACC regular season games and at least one ACC Tournament game. I obviously missed on the regular season prediction. The team had its moments but never showed the steady improvement that I had hoped for. The ACC also turned out to be better than I thought. But with the ACC Tournament...
Via Eagle in Atlanta
March 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes and the Success of Cuban Players

The Yoenis Cespedes signing is at hand. The exciting Cuban defector is at most weeks, at least days, away from a payday with a major league ball club: 6 Teams are seriously negotiating w/ the agents for Yoennis Cespedes who is expected to travel to US in nxt 7-10 days for face to face mtgs — JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) January 31, 2012 And according to Baseball America’s Jim...
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January 31, 2012  |  Discuss

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