The New What Next: Rays vs. Tigers — the Gauntlet Continues

The Tampa Bay Rays’ 11-game road gauntlet has gone well so far, and they’ll attempt to continue their success this weekend, when they head to Detroit for a four game wrap around series against the Tigers. For the Rays, they are currently 6-1 on the road, coming off a huge three-game sweep of the New York Yankees. Tampa Bay has found a way to remain relevant, thanks in large part to a productive offense that has averaged just under five runs per game (over the last 14-days).

The New What Next: Rays vs. Astros, Part Two — A Series Preview of Sorts

The Tampa Bay Rays will welcome the Houston Astros into the friendly confines of the Big Top, a mere four days after they last faced them at Minute Maid Park. The Rays are in slightly better shape than they were last week when they first took on the Astros. Tampa Bay has won three out of their last six, averaging just under four runs per game in that span. Still, the last two games were winnable, and therefore left a lot to be desired.

Looking Backward While Moving Forward: Rays Fall to Blue Jays, 10-5

Despite scoring five runs on ten hits — including three home runs by David DeJesus, Desmond Jennings, and James Loney — the Tampa Bay Rays dropped the first game of their current three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays by a score of 10-5. Simply put, Erik Bedard couldn’t string together another good outing and the Blue Jays made him pay, tagging the lefty for eight runs on 12 hits. With a pitching duel between Alex Cobb and Mark Buehrle slated for Tuesday evening, Tampa Bay really needed to win this game — yet they failed to do so after running into the home run hitting buzz-saw that is the Blue Jays.

Rays 5/26/14 Starting Lineup, Guyer to the DL, Colome Recalled

Rays 5/26/14 Starting Lineup DeJesus DH Longoria 3B Joyce LF Jennings CF Loney 1B Myers RF Figueroa 2B Escobar SS Hanigan C Bedard LHP Noteworthiness The Rays have placed Brandon Guyer on the 15-day DL (left thumb fracture), and corresponded by recalling RHP Alex Colome who was recently activated from a 50-game suspension. The Rays …

Looking Backward While Moving Forward: The “Hey, At Least Bedard Was Good,” Edition

A rare sixth inning error by James Loney, and a blown save by the tandem of Grant Balfour and Brad Boxberger, sunk the Rays’ battleship Thursday night. Tampa Bay fell to the Angels by a score of 6-5 in the tough, Mike Trout inducing, walk-off loss. Look at the bright side: at least the Rays sixth starter was good.