TNWM: Rays vs Yankees — yet another grudge match … I mean series preview

After winning four of five games on their most recent homestand, including a weekend sweep of the Phillies, the Tampa Bay Rays will start a four-game set against the New York Yankees on Memorial Day in the Bronx. The Yankees are coming off a sweep of their own, albeit a sweep by the Tigers.


On Wednesday, the Tampa Bay Rays clinched the AL East title for the first time since 2010 — and the third time in franchise history — behind an 8-5 victory over the New York Mets. The Rays aren’t done yet though, over the next three games they will attempt to lock up the number one …

Looking Backward While Moving Forward: From Last to First

Think back to the middle of June. The Rays were a part of an ultra-competitive AL East which found the Red Sox, Orioles, and Yankees in first, second, and third. Sitting in last place, most knew that Tampa Bay would eventually move up in the standings. Fast forward to last night, the Rays were finally able to claim sole possession of first place following a 10-6 win over CC Sabathia and the New York Yankees.