The Baltimore Orioles lost 2-0 to the Tampa Bay Rays tonight but Manny Machado made the heads-up baseball play of the night when he smartly read the spin on Evan Longoria’s foul ball and nabbed him at first.
Tigers center fielder JaCoby Jones, right fielder Tyler Collins, and second baseman Ian Kinsler watched a couple easy of fly balls drop between them in the first three innings of Wednesday’s 8-7 loss against Tampa Bay:
Michael Pineda, the former blue-chip prospect who still gives the occasional flash of brilliance, almost gave the Yankees a home opener for the ages today. What he gave them instead was still pretty damn good, though.
There’s no polite way to say this: These photos of Colby Rasmus are the worst thing I’ve ever seen.
It’s good to be Ben Zobrist. After leaving Tampa, where he put in nine productive seasons, he’s now a back-to-back World Series champion, helping bring championships to both the Royals and the Cubs, two midwestern teams with disparate, but notable droughts. Oh, and he delivered the decisive hit to make the Cubs World…
Dustin Pedroia scored an incredibly wacky run today, jumping around Rays catcher Luke Maile and eventually putting his nuts in Maile’s face to give the Red Sox their 11th straight win.
Chris Archer lost twice tonight, first to the Red Sox, then to his sweatshirt.
Yesterday, the San Francisco Giants traded third baseman Matt Duffy to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for starting pitcher Matt Moore. Unfortunately, Duffy’s extremely large cat, Skeeter, is not cut out for the sweltering Florida climate.
Fox Sports cameras afforded Rays infielder Steve Pearce no privacy during Tampa Bay’s typical loss tonight to the A’s. In Pearce’s defense, Rays players have struggled with that bathroom door in the past.
The Rays dedicated last night’s Pride Night in St. Petersburg to victims and survivors of the Pulse shooting in Orlando, and the team’s pledge to donate all proceeds to charity resulted in a paid attendance of 40,135—the most to attend a regular season game since the 2006 home opener.
Sometimes, baseballs get put out to pasture gently, getting tossed to a fan then spending the rest of their life on a shelf or something. However, not all baseballs are so lucky. Some meet much more violent ends, like this one that Corey Dickerson smashed the daylights out of.
Last night’s game in St. Petersburg featured a lengthy delay as a 63-year-old woman was stretchered out of the stadium after being struck in the eye by a foul ball that found its way through a gap in the safety netting.
The Tampa Bay Rays still have dumb catwalks at the top of their dumb stadium, and they still occasionally wreak havoc on high fly balls. During last night’s game against the Indians, one catwalk prevented shortstop Francisco Lindor from catching a foul ball with two outs in the ninth inning.
Baseball’s controversial new Chase Utley Rule was implemented for the first (update: second) time in a game tonight, and it could not have come at a more crucial juncture. Down by a run with the bases loaded and one out in the top of the ninth, Edwin Encarnacion slapped a grounder to third. Logan Forsythe tagged…
I wanted to be grouchy about MLB scheduling three games yesterday, because I’m one of those extremely cool guys who believes Opening Day should be on a Monday and every team should play. And yet, it was hard to be in a bad mood while watching 24-year-old Marcus Stroman dice up the Rays.
The Tampa Bay Rays got back from their historic trip to Cuba on Wednesday morning, and after a bit of a travel delay, returned to baseball as usual that evening. Last night, during the seventh inning of their game against the Pirates, an older fan reportedly ran onto the field in Bradenton, cursed at them in Spanish,…
Remember back in 2011 when Dan Johnson hit one of the most dramatic home runs of the century against the Yankees, to send the Tampa Bay Rays to the playoffs on the last day of the season? Here’s a refresher.
The Rays haven’t had a great season. They’ll finish with a losing record, even after they most likely beat the Blue Jays today. Remarkably, Tampa Bay went the first 161 games never hitting a grand slam, despite 142 plate appearances with the bases loaded. That changed today when Joey Butler went deep off of Mark…