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'Outstanding' Archer unlucky not to win

Chris Archer did what aces are supposed to do on Sunday, coming through with a big-time bounce-back performance that should have brought a win.
Via Rays.com
44 minutes ago

Chris Archer shines, Rays can't provide run support

Via FOX Sports
1 hour ago

Archer dazzles, but Rays fall late

It took Toronto until the eighth inning of their final game in April, but a rally led by Russell Martin and Jose Bautista gave the Blue Jays a 3-1 win over Tampa Bay on Sunday and their first back-to-back wins of the 2017 season.
Via Rays.com
2 hours ago

Souza sits, but feels lucky hand not broken

Steven Souza, Jr. wasn't in the lineup Sunday, but Souza and the Rays believe they were lucky where the right fielder's left hand is concerned.
Via Rays.com
5 hours ago

Rays vs Jays Preview: At .500 or under .500 for April?

That is the question The Rays and Jays have split the first two games of their three-game set, leaving Sunday’s showdown as the rubber match. As Adam noted in yesterday’s preview, a win for the Rays would deliver them their first road series win of the season. A win would also bring the team back up to .500, the running goal for April in what was bound to be a tough month for...
Via DRaysBay
6 hours ago

Patrick Leonard Dominating with Durham Bulls

Remember Patrick Leonard, the young third base prospect the Tampa Bay Rays received as part of their trade of James Shields and Wade Davis? Well, right now, he is crushing the ball for the Durham Bulls. Back when the Tampa Bay Rays acquired Patrick Leonard from the Kansas City Royals, he was an afterthought. Included […] Patrick Leonard Dominating with Durham Bulls - Rays Colored...
Via Rays Colored Glasses
9 hours ago

LBWMF: Rays fall to Blue Jays, 4-1; Souza Jr. injured

Steven Souza Jr., photographed before Saturday’s contest, left the ball-game after being hit by a Joe Biagini pitch in the seventh inning. (Photo Credit: Tampa Bay Rays) Matt Andriese posted his longest start of the season, yet Toronto beat the offensively strapped Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday afternoon, 4–1. Not only did they lose, but they lost one of their top players after...
Via X-Rays Spex
9 hours ago

Rays Game MVP Recap: Week 4

Aust-win Pruitt has himself a week There were some tough losses in week 4, but the Rays still added two to the win column, due in large part to the near flawless efforts of the long relievers in the bullpen. A combined 14.0 scoreless innings pitched from Austin Pruitt, Erasmo Ramirez and Chase Whitley kept every game close, but only one can be the MVP per game. Here’s who you voted...
Via DRaysBay
11 hours ago

Rays prospects and minor leagues: Red Scare rising

Joe McCarthy is rounding into form for the Biscuits Joe McCarthy got off to a slow start for Montgomery. It took him four games to get his first hit of the season and 10 to get his first multi-hit game. As April nears a close, he has hits in 12 of his last 13. Before that stretch, he was batting .111/.273/.167. His line is now .290/.364/.391. Triple-A Durham Bulls (16-6) Johnny...
Via DRaysBay
11 hours ago

LBWMF: Rays come from behind once again, beat Jays 7-4

The Tampa Bay Rays notched their eight come-from-behind win Last night in Toronto. (Photo Credit: Tampa Bay Rays) After notching their eighth come-from-behind win last night, the Tampa Bay Rays will try to win a road series in Toronto on Saturday afternoon. With a win, the Rays would climb above the .500 mark, guaranteeing them at least a .500 first month of the season. Blake...
Via X-Rays Spex
1 day ago

Rays 4/28/17 starting lineup, Duffy update, and defensive runs saved

The Tampa Bay Rays are back in action tonight at the Rogers Centre, in Toronto. (Photo Credit: Tampa Bay Rays) The Tampa Bay Rays are back in action tonight at the Rogers Centre, in Toronto, where they will butt heads with the Blue Jays. Rays 4/28/17 Starting Lineup Dickerson DH Kiermaier CF Longoria 3B Miller 2B Souza RF Morrison 1B ...
Via X-Rays Spex
2 days ago

Jake Odorizzi Set to Start on Monday for Rays

Jake Odorizzi is set to come off of the disabled list soon, as he is slated to start on Monday for the Tampa Bay Rays. When the Tampa Bay Rays placed Jake Odorizzi on the ten day disabled list with a strained hamstring, it was expected that he would return relatively soon. In fact, there […] Jake Odorizzi Set to Start on Monday for Rays - Rays Colored Glasses - Rays Colored Glasses...
Via Rays Colored Glasses
2 days ago

Tampa Bay Rays: Rasmus Having a Rough Time at AA-Montgomery

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Colby Rasmus is having a rough time at AA Montgomery, hitting just .071 (1-for-13) through four rehab games. Take it for what it is, but Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Colby Rasmus has looked completely over-matched by AA pitching this week in Montgomery.  Granted, he was facing the best pitching rotation in […] Tampa Bay Rays: Rasmus Having a Rough Time at...
Via Rays Colored Glasses
3 days ago

Rays' misplays result in Little League home run for Orioles

Orioles fans know how much their team relies on home runs for offensive production, but I don’t think anyone saw this coming. In the second inning of Wednesday’s game against the Rays, Baltimore right fielder Seth Smith hit a routine single to center fieldAt least it was routine until center fielder Kevin Kiermaier tried to snipe Ryan Flaherty at third, with his throw ending...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Archer gives up 3 HRs, Rays fall to Orioles

Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Logan Morrison curses out umpire CB Bucknor mid at-bat

The hits just keep on coming for umpire CB Bucknor.Bucknor was working home plate during the Tampa Bay Rays-Houston Astros game on Saturday and got loudly cursed out by Rays first baseman Logan Morrison in the sixth inning for a questionable high strike call.In the video, which can be seen here, Morrison can be heard cursing after a pitch that was up and in was called for a strike...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Kiermaier made arguably the catch of the year, and did so while sick

Tampa Bay Rays centerfielder Kevin Kiermaier went all “Jordan Flu Game” on James McCann and the Detroit Tigers on Friday night at Tropicana Field.In the top of the second, McCann crushed an Alex Cobb offering to deep right-center field, and was robbed of extra bases on a ridiculous leaping catch at the wall by Kiermaier. This would’ve been a dinger-robbing catch in many parks...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rays fan confused Ian Kinsler, Tigers by yelling ‘I got it!’

Very few fans have been showing up to Tampa Bay Rays games this season, but the ones who do are creating one heck of a home field advantage for their team.In their 8-7 loss to Tampa on Wednesday, the Detroit Tigers allowed two very catchable fly balls to fall between them in the outfield during the game’s first three innings. Both happened when second baseman Ian Kinsler ranged...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Job Posting: Tampa Bay Rays TrackMan Stringers/Operators

Position: Tampa Bay Rays TrackMan Stringers/Operators Location: Port Charlotte, Fla. Description: TrackMan Stringers/operators will be responsible for running the TrackMan system for Charlotte Stone Crabs’ home games they’re assigned in Port Charlotte, Fla. The number of games each stringer works varies by week. Stringer(s) will start as soon as possible. Responsibilities: ...
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Souza, Jr. Is Showing Signs of Coming Into His Own

Steven Souza, Jr. is showing signs he might be ready to break out. Fourteen games are far too few to make any determinations, but the numbers are promising. The Tampa Bay Rays slugger is slashing .320/.424/.520, and six of his 16 safeties have gone for extra bases. Every bit as notable is the fact that he’s drawn nine free passes, and fanned just 13 times, in 59 plate appearances...
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Logan Morrison on Thinking (But Not Too Much) About Hitting

Logan Morrison is older and wiser, and he’s off to a strong start this season with the Tampa Bay Rays. Over 46 plate appearances (including this morning’s game), the 29-year-old first baseman is slashing a healthy .302/.348/.535, with three round trippers. Thanks in part to a grand salami and a .350 batting average with runners on base, he’s tied for the team lead in RBI, with...
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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