Condensed Game: Yandy Díaz smacked a leadoff homer as Mike Zunino hit a two-run home run in the Rays’ 5-2 victory over the Tigers
Posted: September 17, 2021, 2:30 am
ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays considered several options to fill Friday’s open spot in their rotation, including promoting top prospect Shane Baz, before deciding to adjust from the group they had. So Luis Patino, who was slated to start Saturday against the Tigers, will move up to Friday and pitch with the standard four days’ rest since his last outing, Sunday at Detroit. Ryan Yarbrough, who at …
Posted: September 17, 2021, 1:02 am
The Rays are back at Tropicana Field today to open the final homestand of the regular season, a 10-game run against the Tigers, Blue Jays and Marlins. Louis Head will be the opener for the Rays tonight, with lefty Dietrich Enns slated to work the bulk of the innings. Lefty Tyler Alexander will start for the Tigers. After not initially announcing a starter for Friday’s game, the Rays opted to …
Posted: September 16, 2021, 8:03 pm
Baseball fans have until Oct. 3 to cast their vote for one of the 30 Major League Baseball club nominees for the distinguished award. ST. PETERSBURG, FL — Ryan Yarbrough has been named the Tampa Bay Rays 2021 Major League Baseball nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award, the most prestigious individual award for major league players, a Rays news release said.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 1:03 pm
Detroit Tigers (70-76, third in the AL Central) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (90-56, first in the AL East) St. Petersburg, Florida; Thursday, 7:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Tigers: Tyler Alexander (2-2, 4.09 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 71 strikeouts) Rays: Louis Head (1-0, 2.67 ERA, . WHIP, 27 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rays -212, Tigers +178; over/under is 8 1/2 runs BOTTOM LINE: Tampa Bay and Detroit will play on Thursday.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 7:49 am
That’s forced the Rays to dip into their reservoir of pitchers in Triple-A with Enns getting the call today just a year after pitching in an independent league. My mindset is that I’ve been given (this start) and let’s attack that,” Enns said. In the situation that I’ve been in, you never know when you can get sent down or stay.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 3:43 am
Chris Archer had further evaluation Tuesday on his troublesome left hip, but the Rays still don’t know when, or if, the veteran right-hander will pitch again this season. Archer was examined by team orthopedist Dr. Koco Eaton in St. Petersburg but plans to solicit opinions from other doctors before deciding on a plan. And with only 2 ½ weeks left in the regular season, that could mean he …
Posted: September 14, 2021, 9:46 pm
The bats have been rightfully praised throughout Toronto’s recent surge, but what Alek Manoah has been doing on the mound can’t be overlooked.
Posted: September 14, 2021, 8:02 pm
ST. PETERSBURG — The end was near for Michael Wacha. You could see it in his numbers, you could feel it in the air. The Rays had too much depth, too much at stake, too much creativity to keep him in the rotation much longer. Rich Hill had been traded, Tyler Glasnow had been lost to surgery, Chris Archer was in limbo and Josh Fleming had been sent to the minors. Virtually the entire rotation …
Posted: September 14, 2021, 4:32 pm
DETROIT — You could look at the way the Rays have repeatedly called up, sent down and basically jerked around reliever Louis Head this season and think it’s ridiculously unfair. Eleven times the right-hander has been called up from the minors, and 10 times — for now — he has been sent back down, usually in less than a week, despite pitching well. Or you could look at it the way Head does. …
Posted: September 14, 2021, 9:00 am