Last night’s outing against the Minnesota Twins looked good on the surface as Jake Odorizzi struck out five of the first six batters he faced. Mixed into those strikeouts was a harbinger of what was to come for Odorizzi later in the game.
For the second time this season, David Price pitched into the ninth inning. However, unlike his start in Cincinnati where he left after 8 1/3 innings, the left-hander was able to finish what he started against the Twins. Though he allowed three runs on a pair of home runs, Price was rather dominant throughout the […]
The Rays have optioned C.J. Riefenhauser to Durham and activated Juan Carlos Oviedo from the 15-day disabled list.
Prior to Saturday’s game, Mike Axisa of RiverAveBlues.com and CBS’s Eye on Baseball noted the Yankees lineup featured eight left-handed batters (including switch-hitters) and one right-hander. Entering the contest, Rays’ starter Chris Archer had a career OPS against of .789 versus lefties and .496 versus righties (another hat tip to Axisa). Yankees’ manager Joe Girardi […]
How did the Rays score 11 runs on Friday night after scoring a combined 10 runs over the past week? The answer was pretty simple according to Tampa Bay hitting coach Derek Shelton: “We didn’t swing at bad pitches.” Sounds easy enough, but when you are in a team-wide slump the easiest things can also […]
Although Brad Boxberger was optioned after Friday’s game (with a corresponding move to come), the 25-year-old impressed during his brief stay in St. Petersburg.
The Rays’ offense in 2014 is off to a poor start. Some may say this is the case every year, or every April, but this start is reminiscent of the painfully slow start the team got off to in 2011. Through the first 15 games, this is how the 2014 offense compares to that 2011 […]
Matt Moore will undergo Tommy John surgery, according to the team’s official site. The usual recovery period from the operation takes 12 months. There are exceptions, however, where a pitcher needs more time before getting back on the mound. That means the earliest you can expect to see Moore back on the mound is mid-April […]