Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • 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 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing The Starting Pitching Without David Price And Yunel Escobar Claimed By The A’s

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing The Starting Pitching Without David Price And Yunel Escobar Claimed By The A’s

    August 25, 2014 at 8:22 am 19 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 2, Jays 1 (10; boxscore) THE GOOD: The starting pitchers keep rolling. Since trading David Price, the starting pitchers have a combined ERA of 2.28 […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 130: More On Rays Protesting Saturday’s Loss

    Tailgating Game 130: More On Rays Protesting Saturday’s Loss

    August 24, 2014 at 11:10 am 2 comments

    Lineup (click for larger version)… Playing A Little Pepper… If you missed yesterday’s post, we had a full rundown of the Rays protesting yesterday’s loss, why the Rays will probably lose the protest, and what happens if they actually win the protest…There have been 10 protests in the last 10 […]

     
  • Rays Protest Loss To Jays But Will Probably Lose That Also Because Of A Poorly-Written Rule

    Rays Protest Loss To Jays But Will Probably Lose That Also Because Of A Poorly-Written Rule

    August 23, 2014 at 7:01 pm 6 comments

    The Rays lost to the Blue Jays 5-4 in 10 innings on Saturday afternoon. But it was happened in the fourth inning that led to the Rays officially protesting the game and has Joe Maddon thinking the Rays deserve a do-over. With Yunel Escobar at the plate, Mark Buehrle tried […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 129: This Drew Smyly Kid Is Pretty Good

    Tailgating Game 129: This Drew Smyly Kid Is Pretty Good

    August 23, 2014 at 10:52 am 5 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… So I declared the season over on Wednesday. In the two games since, Rays pitchers have allowed just 6 hits and 2 walks in 18 innings with 12 strikeouts and NO RUNS allowed. Maybe the reverse-jinx is in full effect. Unfortunately, the Rays are still 6.5 […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 128: Yesterday’s Win Was Very Weird

    Tailgating Game 128: Yesterday’s Win Was Very Weird

    August 22, 2014 at 3:03 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Some weird facts about yesterday’s game: The Rays became the first team since 1906 to win a game with fewer than 2 hits and have no walks or home runs. It was also the first win in the team history in which they had just 1 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Alex Cobb’s Best, Joe Maddon’s Big Move, And

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Alex Cobb’s Best, Joe Maddon’s Big Move, And

    August 22, 2014 at 8:20 am 15 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 1, Tigers 0 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Alex Cobb’s changeup in the 7th inning. Cobb was sensational, striking out 6 and allowing just 2 hits in […]

     
  • Somebody Thinks The Rays Are Moving To Montreal

    Somebody Thinks The Rays Are Moving To Montreal

    August 21, 2014 at 12:32 pm 21 comments

    Lynn G. Henning, a writer who covers the Detroit Tigers had a conversation with somebody prior to the first game of this series against the Rays. That person thinks the Rays have already closed the door on the Tampa Bay area and will eventually move to Montreal. Pre-game conversation with […]

     
  • Did Dewayne propose to BA last night? I hope BA said 'yes!'

    Tailgating Game 127: A Unique Ballpark Proposal?

    August 21, 2014 at 10:04 am 5 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… David Price will start for the Tigers today…David DeJesus played a rehab game with Charlotte last night and went 1-4 as the DH. Ryan Hanigan will start his rehab assignment tomorrow, also with Charlotte…Tomorrow the Rays will start a stretch of 26 straight games against the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing The Death Of The 2014 Season

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing The Death Of The 2014 Season

    August 21, 2014 at 8:30 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. Tigers 6, RAYS 0 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Broadcasting from the Porch. Sun Sports should do this more often. THE BAD: Too many games and too many teams. […]