Rays 9/14/14 Lineup, Etc

Rays 9/14/14 Lineup: Zobrist CF Guyer LF Longoria DH Myers RF Escobar SS Forsythe 2B Loney 1B Rodriguez 3B Casali C Colome RHP Noteworthiness Don’t forget to check out our series preview. If you already have, make it a two’fer. Derek Jeter enters the Trop in the throes of an 0-24 streak at the plate …

Looking Backward While Moving Forward: Rays Fall to Blue Jays 6-3, Expected Roster Moves, Etc

After facing RA Dickey 10 times over the last three seasons, while averaging just 2.4 runs per game in each of those starts, one thing has become certain: if you’re lucky enough to take a lead against the knuckleballer, then you’d better try your damnedest to hold it. The Rays did both Saturday. They were able to take a lead against Dickey, yet they gave it up in one fateful — error filled — inning. Despite a game tying sixth inning solo shot to left off the bat of Evan Longoria (his 21st homer of the year), the typically dependable Brad Boxberger gave up three runs an inning later, giving Toronto a 6-3 lead they wouldn’t relinquish. We in the blogosphere have deemed this the stereotypical (and clichéd) Rays loss.