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Yanks Turned An Around the Horn Triple Play Against the Rays

The New York Yankees turned the first triple play of the season against the Rays yesterday. In the past 5 seasons the Yanks have executed three total triple-plays all while CC Sabathia was on the mound. Before that the Yankees hadn’t had a triple-play since 1968, but the thing that makes this one a little more magical is that it was a perfectly executed around the horn 3 up and...
Via The Roosevelts
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

ICYMI: NY Yankees turn 5-4-3 triple play!

Thursday night while every sports fan was glued to ESPN’s latest 30 for 30 installment, Bad Boys, the New York Yankees were rolling all over the Tampa Bay Rays and David Price.  During the top of the second inning, the Yankees tagged the former Cy Young pitcher for four runs.  Yankees ace, CC Sabathia returned to the game with a comfortable 4-0 lead.  However, he quickly found...
Via All Sports Everything
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Rookie Yangervis Solarte Starts Impressive 5-4-3 Triple Play

Alex Rodriguez’s absence from this year’s lineup had many New York Yankees fans worried about who would fill his shoes, but 26-year-old rookie Yangervis Solarte already is making a name for himself at third base. Solarte acted fast in the second inning of Thursday night’s game when Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Sean Rodriguez slammed a ground ball down the third base line. Solarte...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Easiest Triple Play You'll See For A While...

((HT: MLB/YES))Sean Rodriguez did the one thing you really don't want to do with runners on first and second...Pull a pitch right at the third baseman...You can guess what happens next...Your browser does not support iframes.CC Sabathia has now been on the mound for the last three triple plays the Yankees have fielded and Rodriguez has now hit into the last two triple plays the...
Via Online Sports Guys
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Turn 5-4-3 Triple Play vs. Rays

Your browser does not support iframes. On Thursday night during C.C. Sabathia’s first win of the season, the Yankees pulled off a 5-4-3 triple play. While this is a pretty rare feat, it was relatively easy to turn, as Sean Rodriguez hit the ball right to Kelly Johnson on third base. Last year’s 4-6-5-3-4 that the Yanks turned was much more impressive. [CBS Sports] The post...
Via Diehardsport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yankees turn a 5-4-3 triple play against the Rays (video)

A hard hit ball off Sean Rodriguez‘s bat to third baseman Yangervis Solarte begins a successful around the horn triple play, as C.C. Sabathia escapes the inning without allowing a run.Your browser does not support iframes.The last around the horn triple play, if not mistaken, came in 2011 in the same exact battle between the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees at Tropicana Field...
Via The MLB Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yankees turn first triple play of 2014 MLB season

For a pitcher, there is no better gift than a triple play.  Two on, no out, big inning pending.  Then it all goes away thanks to tags, throws, and gloves.  Watch as the New York Yankees clean up the 2nd inning for ace C.C. Sabathia by going around the horn, Yangervis Solarte, to Brian Roberts, to Scott Sizemore, who made a nice scoop in the dirt.  That’s 5-4-3 if you’re scoring...
Via Reading Between The Seams
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rays 8, Rangers 1: Odorizzi, Rodriguez Lead Attack Against Texas

Spring training was filled with uncertainty for Jake Odorizzi. The 24-year-old right hander battled for the fifth starter position until the last few days of camp, ultimately winning the job. His winning the position seemingly hinged on his ability to master a new pitch, a sort of changeup/splitter taught to him by Alex Cobb and nicknamed "The Thing." Spring training isn...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Father's day: Sean Rodriguez welcomes child, then returns in a big way for Rays

Don't expect any paternity leave kerfuffle with the Tampa Bay Rays. The team was prepared to give Sean Rodriguez all the time he needed after the birth of his son Thursday, but the utility man returned to Tampa Bay on Friday and came through in a rout of the Rangers.
Via FOXSports.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Father's day: Sean Rodriguez welcomes child, then returns in a big way for Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Sean Rodriguez's voice sounded tired Friday afternoon. The fatigue was understood. Thursday was huge. That day, shortly after noon, he welcomed his fourth kid into this big, bright world, all 9 pounds and 21 1/4 inches of Zekiel Cruz Rodriguez. He was a proud father again. "It went well," Rodriguez said of his wife Giselle. "She's strong...
Via Fox Sports Florida
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Odorizzi picks up first MLB win as Rays thump Rangers

Sean Rodriguez and Ryan Hanigan each homered and Jake Odorizzi picked up his first big-league win as the Rays throttle the visiting Rangers on Friday night.
Via FOXSports.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Odorizzi picks up first MLB win as Rays thump Rangers

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Sean Rodriguez homered and tied a career-high with four RBIs, Jake Odorizzi got his first major league win, and the Tampa Bay Rays routed the Texas Rangers 8-1 Friday night. Rodriguez got a two-out RBI in the first when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, and hit a three-run homer during the third that put the Rays up 4-0. He was back in the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rodriguez, Odorizzi help Rays top Rangers 8-1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Sean Rodriguez homered and tied a career-high with four RBIs, Jake Odorizzi got his first major league win, and the Tampa Bay Rays routed the Texas Rangers 8-1 Friday night.
Via FOXSports.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays give newborns Opening Day tickets for life

YouTube On Monday, the Tampa Bay Rays handed out Opening Day tickets for life to the babies born on March 31st at St. Peterburg’s Bayfront Baby Place.  The team sent reliever Heath Bell and infielder Sean Rodriguez to the hospital to meet and greet the mothers who gave birth and to personally deliver tickets to the babies.  Mothers were also given a Rays gift basket.  Eight...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Happy Birthday! Opening Day newborns get Rays home opener tickets for life

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. --€“ Die-hard fans? Try fans from birth. Twelve newborns could become Tampa Bay Rays fans for life. Rays reliever Heath Bell and utility player Sean Rodriguez presented vouchers Tuesday to 12 infants born at Bayfront Baby Place on Opening Day, granting the kids four tickets to all future Rays home openers. The event was part of the "Rays Fan for Life"...
Via Fox Sports Florida
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Wil Myers leads homer barrage as Rays top Orioles

Wil Myers, Sean Rodriguez and Jayson Nix homered, and the Tampa Bay Rays scored six runs on 10 hits against Wei-Yin Chin in a 7-4 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday.
Via FOXSports.com
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays hit 3 HRs in 7-4 win over Orioles

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) Wil Myers, Sean Rodriguez and Jayson Nix homered, and the Tampa Bay Rays scored six runs on 10 hits against Wei-Yin Chin in a 7-4 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday.
Via FOXSports.com
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Wandy enjoys pain-free outing in spring debut

The defense behind him was sloppy, but Pirates left-hander Wandy Rodriguez looked sharp Saturday in his spring training debut. Rodriguez worked the first inning, did not allow a hit and got two strikeouts. The Tampa Bay Rays got an unearned run off him, thanks to two errors, and tied the Pirates, 2-2, in 10 innings. Rodriguez, 35, missed the final four months last season because...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays agree to terms with six arbitration-eligible players

After agreeing to a 1-year, $14 million deal with pitcher David Price on Thursday, the Tampa Bay Rays came to terms Friday with their six remaining arbitration-eligible players. Those players include right-hander Jeremy Hellickson, outfielder Matt Joyce, catcher Jose Lobaton, infielder/outfielder Sean Rodriguez and relievers Jake McGee and Cesar Ramos. Hellickson will make $3.625...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Where Could Nelson Cruz Even Fit?

A few things to know about Nelson Cruz: Cruz is 33 years old He’s coming off a PED suspension The last three years, he’s been worth the same WAR as Sean Rodriguez and John Buck He’s a free agent seeking four or five years and about $15 million per Cruz’s contract wishes are memorable, in […]
Via Fangraphs
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Crunch Rays: There Is No Off Switch for the Ass-Kicking Machine

Coming into game one of the ALDS between the Red Sox and Rays, there were a lot of questions: Would the Rays, running on pure adrenaline, be better positioned? Would the Sox offense be neutralized by Tampa Bay’s tough pitching? And has Mike Napoli showered since the AL East clinching celebration? For the first three innings, I really didn’t know what to think. Jon Lester was...
Via Surviving Grady
October 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Rays ALDS Game One: The Defense Rests

Going into today’s Red Sox-Rays game, plate discipline and the strike zone figured to play prominent roles. They did, to a certain degree. Defense — or lack thereof — played a bigger one. As FanGraphs readers know, Red Sox and Rays hitters are patient at the plate. No team in either league swung at a lower percentage of pitches out of the strike zone than Tampa Bay. Their 0...
Via Fangraphs
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox’ Relentless Offense Delivers Knockout Blow in Game 1 After Major Miscue Backs Rays Into Corner

BOSTON — The Rays gave the Red Sox an inch. Boston took a mile. The Red Sox found themselves in a 2-0 hole Friday after Sean Rodriguez and Ben Zobrist smacked a pair of solo homers off Jon Lester. A strange play in the fourth inning opened the door for the Red Sox’ offense, though, and Boston kept its foot on the gas en route to a 12-2 blowout victory in Game 1 of the ALDS. Matt...
Via NESN.com
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox 12, Rays 2: Postgame takeaways & observations

The Tampa Bay Rays' road show hit a speed bump Friday at Fenway Park. Playing their ninth consecutive game away from Tropicana Field, the Rays ran into stellar pitching from left-hander Jon Lester in the Boston Red Sox's 12-2 victory in Game 1 of this American League Division Series. The eighth-year veteran only allowed two runs and three hits in 7 23 innings (seven strikeouts...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox 12, Rays 2: Postgame takeaways & observations

The Tampa Bay Rays' road show hit a speed bump Friday at Fenway Park. Playing their ninth consecutive game away from Tropicana Field, the Rays ran into stellar pitching from left-hander Jon Lester in the Boston Red Sox's 12-2 victory in Game 1 of this American League Division Series. The eighth-year veteran only allowed two runs and three hits in 7 23 innings (seven strikeouts...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

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