Joe Girardi Says Rays Pitchers Aren't Good Enough To Safely Pitch Inside

The race for third place in the AL East is a snippy one, with the Ray's honoring Derek Jeter before last night's game, then clipping him with a fastball in on the hands. Afterward Joe Girardi blasted the Rays for hitting so many Yankees batters recently, but with a twist: instead of accusing them of doing it… » 9/17/14 3:30pm 9/17/14 3:30pm

Rays Gift Derek Jeter A Kayak, Fastball To The Hand; Benches Clear

Derek Jeter received a lot of gifts today. Before the game, the Tampa Bay Rays gave him a $16,000 donation to his foundation, a Don Zimmer jersey, and a pinstriped kayak. And in the eighth inning, Steven Geltz gave him a fastball to the elbow hand. You know, something to remember the Trop by. » 9/17/14 1:20am 9/17/14 1:20am

The Orioles Dominated The Rays Offensively And Defensively

In the third inning, Nick Markakis and Steve Pearce hit back-to-back home runs. In the fifth inning, Delmon Young, J.J. Hardy, and Chris Davis went back-to-back-to-back. Then, with a 9-1 lead, Adam Jones went and stole a home run from Evan Longoria and doubled-up Matt Joyce trying to tag up to second base. » 8/25/14 10:25pm 8/25/14 10:25pm

Rays Play Game Under Protest After Late Challenge Overturns Safe Call

The Tampa Bay Rays played today's 5-4 loss to the Blue Jays under protest after a replay challenge in the fourth inning ruled Wil Myers was picked off first base. Myers was initially ruled safe, but after pitcher Mark Buehrle had stepped on the rubber and Yunel Escobar was in the batter's box, the Blue Jays challenged… » 8/23/14 6:15pm 8/23/14 6:15pm

A's Fans Rage One Last Time For Former Closer Grant Balfour

A cool thing happened in the bottom of the tenth inning of last night's extra-innings tilt between the Rays and Athletics. Grant Balfour, who spent three seasons becoming an Oakland fan favorite as the A's hard-throwing bullpen goon, came on to pitch for the Rays against his old squad. Even with the score tied 2-2 in… » 8/05/14 10:41am 8/05/14 10:41am

Matt Joyce Hits Ball Back Into Pitching Machine; Machine Fires It Again

Your latest baseball oddity comes courtesy of Matt Joyce. During Thursday's batting practice, the Rays designated hitter fouled a ball that bounced off the top of the cage and right back into the pitching machine's loading slot. The machine then zipped another strike before Joyce realized what had happened. » 6/20/14 1:33am 6/20/14 1:33am