Archive for August, 2014

  • Tailgating Game 137: First Round Of September Call-ups Announced

    Tailgating Game 137: First Round Of September Call-ups Announced

    August 31, 2014 at 11:49 am 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… In the first wave of September call-ups, the Rays will bring up Curt Casali and pitchers Steve Geltz and Brandon Gomes. David DeJesus will also be activated on Monday. There will be another round of call-ups after the Durham Bulls’ postseason run ends…Kelly Johnson has been […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 135: Rays Trying To Do Something Not Seen In The AL Since 1981

    Tailgating Game 135: Rays Trying To Do Something Not Seen In The AL Since 1981

    August 29, 2014 at 3:33 pm 1 comment

    Lineup… Playing a Little Pepper… The Rays have committed an error in 5 straight games for the first time since 2012…If Chris Archer allows fewer than 2 earned runs tonight, he would match the club record for 5 straight starts allowing 0 or 1 runs. He has not allowed a […]

     
  • Playing A Little Pepper: 9 Questions For The Rays

    Playing A Little Pepper: 9 Questions For The Rays

    August 29, 2014 at 12:34 pm 6 comments

    First Inning. Who will be the opening day shortstop for the Rays in 2015? Yunel Escobar. He’s got a contract. It’s relatively cheap. And the Rays don’t want Ben Zobrist to play shortstop everyday. If they did, they had plenty of other opportunities to do it. Now, 2016 is a […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 134: The Best Section To Catch Foul Balls At The Trop

    Tailgating Game 134: The Best Section To Catch Foul Balls At The Trop

    August 28, 2014 at 2:44 pm 0 comments

    Lineup… Playing A Little Pepper… Here is a handy little map put together by Time.com showing the best sections to sit in if you want to catch a foul ball at “Tropicana Park.” Game Graph… [Will be up at game time] Source: FanGraphs Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Another Big Start For Drew Smyly And Keeping Yunel Escobar

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Another Big Start For Drew Smyly And Keeping Yunel Escobar

    August 28, 2014 at 8:56 am 25 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 3, Orioles 1 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Drew Smyly. Since the Rays traded David Price to the Tigers for Drew Smyly and a bucket of balls, […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 133: Arizona Fall League Rosters Announced

    Tailgating Game 133: Arizona Fall League Rosters Announced

    August 27, 2014 at 3:50 pm 1 comment

    Lineup… Playing A Little Pepper… The Rays will 7 players to play for the Arizona Fall League including pitchers Zach Cooper (Class-A Charlotte), Matt Lollis (Double- A Montgomery), Colton Reavis (Charlotte), Jaime Schultz (Char- lotte), catchers Justin O’Conner (Montgomery) C Luke Maile, infielder Patrick Leonard (Charlotte), and outfielder Kes Carter […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Desmond Jennings’ New Muscle And Complete Lack Of Power Or Speed Or Defense

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Desmond Jennings’ New Muscle And Complete Lack Of Power Or Speed Or Defense

    August 27, 2014 at 8:01 am 27 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Orioles 4, RAYS 2 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Joe Maddon’s charity t-shirts. Should have brought this up earlier, but Joe Maddon is wearing a different t-shirt every […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 132: Rays’ Protest Denied By MLB

    Tailgating Game 132: Rays’ Protest Denied By MLB

    August 26, 2014 at 4:42 pm 0 comments

    Lineup… Playing A Little Pepper… Ryan Hanigan has been activated from the DL and Curt Casali has been sent to single-A Charlotte. The move for Casali is simple procedural since it will allow him to be promoted back to the Rays after Charlotte’s season ends on Sunday…The Rays’ protest of […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing An Ugly Loss And Another Division Title For The Durham Bulls

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing An Ugly Loss And Another Division Title For The Durham Bulls

    August 26, 2014 at 7:17 am 3 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 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Jose Molina. How bad was this game? The most valuable play in the game for the Rays, in terms of Win Probability […]

     
  • Tailgating Game : Kevin Kiermaier Battling A Stiff Neck

    Tailgating Game : Kevin Kiermaier Battling A Stiff Neck

    August 25, 2014 at 4:00 pm 0 comments

    Lineup… Playing A Little Pepper… An unusual lineup tonight for the Rays in the first game of this series versus the Orioles. Kevin Kiermaier is out with a sore neck according to Marc Topkin, the result of a collision during a slide in the Blue Jays series. Desmond Jennings is also […]