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 […]
For the third time in as many seasons Rays’ pitcher Alex Cobb finds himself on the disabled list. Luckily for all parties involved none of the ailments have included his right arm. Cobb’s latest injury – an oblique – comes on the heels of 15 1/3 scoreless innings streak over his last two-plus starts. Left-handed […]
A week ago David Price did not look like David Price. Flu-like symptoms before his start against the Rangers nearly caused him to miss his second start of the season. The lefty battled the ailment to go six innings, strike out six and keep his team in the game, but four runs on nine hits […]
In the eighth inning of a scoreless game, Rays’ manager Joe Maddon made what looked like curious move to some. With runners on first and second and two outs, left-handed pitcher Jake McGee on the mound and left-handed hitter Alex Gordon strolling up to the plate, Maddon made his way to the mound and motioned […]
The Rays have placed Matt Moore on the 15-day disabled list and recalled Jeff Beliveau from Durham, according to Jayson Stark of ESPN.com. Moore, of course, left Monday night’s game with an elbow injury. The severity may be unknown – even after an MRI – but the threat of which was enough for the Rays […]