Looking Backward While Moving Forward: Rays Blank the Indians…Again

The Rays shutout the Cleveland Indians for the second consecutive day by a score of 6-0 in front of a loud 32,217 attendees at Tropicana Field Saturday. Alex Cobb pitched an impressive outing, pitching into the eighth inning while allowing only four hits. The Rays recorded back-to-back shutouts for the just the second time since 2008 and …

Looking Backward While Looking Forward: Rays Take the Tribe 4-0

The Tampa Bay Rays took the first game of a three game set against the Cleveland Indians by a score of 4-0 Friday night at Tropicana Field. There was a lot to like Friday, which I’ve culled together below. Pitching, pitching, pitching. The Rays pitchers, led by the young lefty Matt Moore, looked outstanding Friday …

…So, We’re Trying to Put Together Some Viewing Parties, and We Need Your Input, Niemann Goes on the DL, Starting Lineup, and More

As the title suggests, we’d love to put together some X-Rays Spex Rays game viewing parties/group meet-ups. The only problem; we haven’t a clue of any locations that you, dear reader, frequent — ones that would be hospitable to such activities. That’s where you come in! What spots do you frequent around the Bay Area? …

Looking Backward While Moving Forward: The “First Win of the Season” Edition

The Rays won their first game of this young 2013 season by a score of 8-7 over the Baltimore Orioles, thanks to Matt Joyce’s walk-off homer in the ninth inning — the first walk-off homer career. And though Jeremy Hellickson didn’t have his best stuff to start the game, having given up a three run homer …

Looking Backward While Moving Forward: Opening Day 2013 Among Other Things

The Orioles beat the Rays by a score of 7-4, taking the first game of a three game set to open the 2013 season. The Rays had their ace David Price on the mound, toeing the rubber opposite of Jason Hammel in front of a sold out crowd at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. It …