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One pitch away: Carrasco loses no-hitter in bottom of the 9th

One. Pitch. That’s how close Indians righthander Carlos Carrasco was to no-hitting the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field Wednesday night. WFNY will have a full game recap tomorrow morning, but here’s the quick and dirty of what happened. Carrasco was perfect through six innings. He struck out 10, including two hitters in the each of the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth innings...
Via Waiting For Next Year
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

New home for Tampa Bay Rays?

Baseball is evolving, and over the past ten years many franchises have constructed brand new, state of the arc venues for their teams to play in. With fans having more and more reasons to just sit on their couch and watch the game on big flat screen televisions, teams are looking to draw fans in to stadiums by bringing the best new technology, food options, unobstructed views of...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays players were abundant in Port Charlotte for rehab assignments on Tuesday night

The Charlotte Stone Crabs, the Single-A Advanced affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, had the benefit of extensive major league experience in their lineup on Tuesday night. James Loney, Andrew Bellatti and John Jaso all started for Charlotte as part of their minor league rehab assignments when the team hosted the Clearwater Threshers at Charlotte Sports Park. Loney began his rehab assignment...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Despite 2015 Success, Rays Still Not Seeing Consistent Ticket Activity

The 2015 MLB season hasn’t been all roses for the Tampa Bay Rays, but fans can’t ask for much more than a shot at first place in the AL East as July welcomes us all into the heart of summer. The Rays boast a solid 42-35 record going into July, as they’ve done a terrific job on the road and have won games with a solid balance of timely offense and really stingy pitching. Fans...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rays sign 2015 first-round pick Garrett Whitley

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays have signed outfielder Garrett Whitley, their first-round selection from the 2015 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft and the No. 13 pick overall. He will join the Gulf Coast League Rays. Whitley, 18, was the sixth high school outfielder taken by the Rays with their first overall selection (Josh Sale, 2010; Delmon Young, 2003;...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Friedman missed out on Liberatore in Tampa, not in Los Angeles

Dodger reliever Adam Liberatore never got a chance to get called up with his former team, the Tampa Bay Rays, but it wasn’t like he didn’t get noticed. Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman, former executive vice president of baseball operations for the Rays, noticed and made sure to take him away from the Rays when he joined the Dodgers. Per the Orange County...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rays Pitcher Throws Wild Pitch on Intentional Walk, Run Scores

Last night in the Rays-Indians game, Ronald Belisario threw a wild pitch on an intentional walk allowing the runner to score from third. The Indians led 3-1 in the top of the ninth. Francisco Lindor had just doubled, moving Jason Kipnis over to third. So the Rays try to load the bases with 1 out [&hellip The post Rays Pitcher Throws Wild Pitch on Intentional Walk, Run Scores...
Via No Coast Bias
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rays Ronald Belisario threw a run scoring wild pitch on an intentional walk

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Ronald Belisario threw a run scoring wild pitch on an intentional walk against the Cleveland Indians last night.Just a bit high.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays OF Grady Sizemore Ends Cody Anderson's Perfect Game Bid With Home Run

Indians starting pitcher Cody Anderson has gotten his career off to a pretty good start. His first start was June 21 when he threw 7 2/3 shut out innings. He got his second start Monday night and came within striking distance of pitching immortality--the perfect game. However, thanks to a former Indian. Grady Sizemore, his shot at perfction was broken up in the seventh inning.Sizemore...
Via FatManWriting
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays call up Grady Sizemore

The Rays in an attempt to boost their lineup, called up Grady Sizemore to play DH and to specifically get at bats against right handed pitching. Grady Sizemore is a player who has been derailed by injuries during his span with the Cleveland Indians and the Rays are hoping he can add a little life to their offense. The Rays purchased his 1 year, $2 million dollar contract from...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers add Alexi Casilla from Rays for PTBNL or cash considerations

In an effort to add some minor league depth in the infield the Tigers made a move today to acquire 30-year old Alexi Casilla from the Tampa Bay Rays for a player to be named later or cash considerations. The Tigers have acquired infielder Alexi Casilla from the Rays for a player to be named later. — anthony fenech (@anthonyfenech) June 29, 2015 The switch hitting Casilla is...
Via The Majors Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays trade infielder Alexi Casilla to the Detroit Tigers

On Monday, the Tampa Bay Rays traded nine-year veteran infielder Alexi Casilla to the Detroit Tigers for a player to be named later or cash considerations. The news of the transaction was reported via Twitter by Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press. According to Fenech, the move was made by the Tigers in order to boost its organizational depth in the middle infield. Casilla has...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rays Hit the Jackpot with Cash

If you had told me in March that the Tampa Bay Rays would be tied for first place come June 29th, I would have laughed in your face. I also probably would never respect your baseball opinion ever again. Back in March, I would have told you the AL East Standings would go as follows: Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays. But it’s...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Former All-Star Grady Sizemore back in big leagues with Rays

  The Tampa Bay Rays have purchased the contract of three-time All-Star Grady Sizemore from Class A Charlotte. Sizemore, released by Philadelphia on June 1, signed with the Rays two weeks later. He spent the past week playing for Charlotte. The 32-year old outfielder joined the Rays on Sunday and was the designated hitter against Boston. He has a .265 batting average in 10 major...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays Recall Former Red Sox Grady Sizemore For Series Finale Vs. Boston

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays have purchased the contract of three-time All-Star Grady Sizemore from the Class-A Charlotte Stone Crabs. Sizemore, released by the Philadelphia Phillies on June 1, signed with the Rays two weeks later. He spent the past week playing for Charlotte. The 32-year-old outfielder joined the Rays on Sunday for their series finale against his...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays buoyed by Matt Moore’s return

There’s nothing better than getting a top-flight pitcher back from a long-term injury.  Well, unless you’re the Tampa Bay Rays and you’re already in first place in your division without him. The Rays, who began Saturday with a slender lead in the American League East over the New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays, are welcoming the return of Matt Moore...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Take A Game in Extras From The Rays

The Red Sox headed into Tropicana Field to face off in a series against the Rays.  The Sox had Rick Porcello on the mound vs. Alex Colome for the Rays.  The Sox went out to an early lead, but the Rays tied the game and it stayed that way until the game with to extras.  The Sox were able to grab the go ahead run in the 10th and get the victory. The Sox got on the scoreboard first...
Via Fenway West
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Resurgent Tampa Bay Rays

We shouldn’t be surprised anymore when the Tampa Bay Rays perform well. Since dropping the Devil Rays moniker after the 2007 season they went on to make the playoffs four of the next seven years. Despite the loss of manager Joe Maddon and Andrew Friedman—head of baseball operations since November 2005—in the same offseason, we’re almost halfway through the 2015 campaign...
Via The Sports Post
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Two top Rays prospects to play in Futures Game

The Futures Game rosters have been announced with two Tampa Bay Rays prospects being chosen: 3B Richie Shaffer and LHP Blake Snell.Shaffer is hitting .309 with 9 home runs and 18 RBI in 23 games for the Triple-A Durham Bulls. According to MLB.com, the former 2012 first-round pick is the 19th overall prospect for the Rays.Snell, the ninth overall prospect for the Rays, is 7-2 with...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rays are winning and they’re not going to stop

Last year and this past winter saw the Tampa Bay Rays trade away David Price, Ben Zobrist, and Wil Myers. These moves were not widely lauded and most thought there wasn’t a chance the Rays could compete this year. As of the morning of June 24th, the Rays are first in the AL East with a 41-32 record (3rd best in AL, 7th best in MLB). This has prompted me to ask two questions...
Via The Outside Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Young Rays fan stops homer ball from drilling little girl with nifty grab (vid)

A young Tampa Bay Rays spared a little girl from possibly a serious injury when he stuck out his glove and snagged a home run ball mere moments before it likely would have drilled her. It occurred during the eighth inning of Tampa’s 4-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays at Tropicana Field on Rays...Read More The post Young Rays fan stops homer ball from drilling little girl with...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Fister loses wedding ring on pitch, finds it in the dirt on mound (video)

Washington Nationals pitcher Doug Fister experienced a potentially troubling mishap at the conclusion of the top of 1st inning in his start against the Tampa Bay Rays when his wedding ring fell off his finger during the delivery of a pitch. After striking out Evan Longoria to end the inning, Fister immediately began picking around...Read More The post Doug Fister loses wedding ring...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Souza’s Bunt Turns Into Improbable ‘Little League Homer’ (Video)

The longest home run in Major League Baseball this year traveled 484 feet. Steven Souza’s “homer” Wednesday night made it about 40. The Tampa Bay Rays outfielder came to bat in the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals with a runner on first and a steady rain falling. Rather than try to drive a two-run homer over the fence, Souza opted to lay down a bunt to the...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rays score on 'Little League home run'

Click another page, baseball truthers. This description isn’t for you. Steven Souza Jr. laid down a bunt, but the Washington Nationals couldn’t complete the easy out at first base—nor could they control what happened next: a successful “little-league” home run. bunt "home run" ¯_(ツ)_/¯ pic.twitter.com/eldvlABPRC — Danny (@recordsANDradio) June 18, 2015  ...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Chris Archer catches fan's kiss, throws it away

Chris Archer has become one of the best pitchers in the MLB, but the Tampa Bay Rays' ace is also dynamite with the fans.
Via Gamedayr
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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