Archive for August, 2012

  • Tailgating With The Rays: Will Jeff Niemann Be Back In The Rotation Next Week?

    August 21, 2012 at 4:05 pm 2 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… When will Jeff Niemann be back and will he be in the rotation or the bullpen? Niemann is scheduled to make his final rehab start on Friday. That would mean he would be ready to start for the Rays on normal rest next Wednesday (the 29th). […]

     
  • It Is Not Easy To Catch A Baseball When Your Glove Has An Actual Hole In It [VIDEO]

    August 21, 2012 at 2:41 pm 0 comments

    If you missed it last night, or would just like to see it again, here is Jeff Keppinger trying to complete a double play against the Royals. There was only one problem: he didn’t catch the throw. But it wasn’t a case of dropping the throw. Rather, the ball just […]

     
  • One Year Ago On Rays Index

    August 21, 2012 at 1:00 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we watched Joe Maddon do his postgame press conference in a football helmet. VIDEO: Joe Maddon Does Postgame Press Conference In Football Helmet [Rays Index]

     
  • The Rays’ Playoff Hopes Are Surging [CHART]

    The Rays’ Playoff Hopes Are Surging [CHART]

    August 21, 2012 at 11:28 am 0 comments

    If you read “The Hangover” in the morning, you know that we occasionally reference the Rays’ playoff chances from CoolStandings.com. Basically, they look at how well a team is playing, as well as their remaining schedule, and simulate the remaining games millions of times to see how often that team makes […]

     
  • Sean Rodriguez Demoted To The Minors

    August 21, 2012 at 10:02 am 4 comments

    As expected, Sean Rodriguez has been optioned to triple-A to make room for Luke Scott who will be activated later today. Hot Rod should be back in 11 days when rosters expand, but the Rays have not confirmed that yet. Rodriguez is hitting just .215 with six home runs and […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss More Great Pitching, The Return Of Wolverine, And The Perfect Attendance Storm

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss More Great Pitching, The Return Of Wolverine, And The Perfect Attendance Storm

    August 21, 2012 at 8:57 am 10 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. RAYS 5, Royals (boxscore) THE GOOD: Jeremy Hellickson. Hellboy had a nice mix of pitches last night, getting 10 swing-and-misses on 4 different pitches, including 3 out […]

     
  • Here Are The Best Images From Last Night’s Game

    August 21, 2012 at 7:30 am 0 comments

    We’ve got a holy glove, Jeff Keppinger’s bladder problems, a big night for Sam Fuld, and how not to play right field. We’ve got the highlights you won’t see on SportsCenter… [imagebrowser id=112]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Broken Mitt Can’t Stop The Rays

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Broken Mitt Can’t Stop The Rays

    August 20, 2012 at 10:39 pm 3 comments

    Joe is back with his postgame thoughts…. When was the last time the Rays fielded a starting lineup without a guy hitting under .200 like they did tonight? There’s one for the stat geeks. Joe nearly had a heart attack looking at all those 2s. Eleven hits (five for extra […]

     
  • Tailgating With The Rays: No Longo, A Little Jimmy, And Avoiding Letdowns

    August 20, 2012 at 3:44 pm 2 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… After such an exhausting series against the Angels, how important is this series against the Royals? This series has the classic make-up of a letdown series. After playing so well in their 4-game sweep of the Angels, the Rays would seemingly have a bit of a […]

     
  • Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    August 20, 2012 at 1:00 pm 0 comments

    Two years ago on Rays Index it might have been Raymond’s finest moment as a mascot. Raymond Has No Patience For Rays Fans That Can’t Hold Their Liquor (Video) [Rays Index]