Archive for June 9th, 2014

  • Grant Balfour Is No Longer The Rays’ Closer

    Grant Balfour Is No Longer The Rays’ Closer

    June 9, 2014 at 10:56 am 28 comments

    Earlier today we talked about the struggles of Grant Balfour this season and now Joe Maddon has announced that Balfour is no longer the closer and the team will instead use a bullpen-by-committee. Maddon added that he wants Balfour to regain his confidence. The irony of this move is that […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 65: Rays (24-40) Vs Mariners (33-29)

    Tailgating Game 65: Rays (24-40) Vs Mariners (33-29)

    June 9, 2014 at 10:20 am 1 comment

    Playing A Little Pepper… Jeremy Hellickson will throw a bullpen session today and then start for Durham Bulls on Wednesday. As of now, Hellickson is still scheduled to return to the Rays on June 27 for the double-header against the Orioles. Game Graph… [Will be up at game time] Source: […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Grant Balfour’s Rare Struggle And Attendance That Is Going To Get Worse

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Grant Balfour’s Rare Struggle And Attendance That Is Going To Get Worse

    June 9, 2014 at 7:30 am 14 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Mariners 5, RAYS 0 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Chris Archer. In his last 5 starts (31 innings), Archer has allowed just 3 earned runs. He has also […]