Looking Backward While Moving Forward: A Kerfuffle and A Win in Chicago, Onward to Kansas City

The Rays walked away from Chicago Sunday having given David Price his first victory of the season, while also salvaging the last two games of their previous four game set following an 8-3 win against the White Sox.

Looking Backward While Moving Forward: The “We Should Have Won That Game” Edition

Hellickson got beat (relatively speaking, duh) by a team that’s averaged under two-runs per game in their previous six games. In the end, he posted a spotty 6 IP/5 H/5 R/5 ER/4 BB/8 K/1 HR slash line on 111 pitches (68 for strikes). Then again, Helly could have given up just three-runs and it really wouldn’t have mattered, especially when the offense could only muster two runs on five hits and four walks. 1-for-6 wRISP while stranding six on the bags? Yeesh.

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 …

The New What Next: Rays vs. Jays 3/1/13 (Lineup Included), and Other Random Random Bits of Ephemera

The Rays are in the Bay Area today to take on their AL East rivals, the Toronto Blue Jays. Tampa Bay will attempt to bounce back from a very ugly loss at the hands of the Detroit Tigers. Left hander Matt Moore, by all accounts, didn’t look very good in his outing. Moore lasted 1-1/3 …

Of Spring Training and Other Random Bits of Ephemera (Part One)

Can you feel that extra spring in the collective steps of every MLB baseball fan? Yes friends, baseball is back and we couldn’t be happier! The Rays pitchers and catchers have found their way down to Port Charlotte, while the position players aren’t far behind. The Rays had another active off-season, and we’ll discuss that …