Tailgating

  • Tailgating ALDS Game 1: Matt Moore Vs. Jon Lester

    Tailgating ALDS Game 1: Matt Moore Vs. Jon Lester

    October 4, 2013 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… It is raining in Boston, so there will be no batting practice and the game may not start on time…Jon Lester will start for the Red Sox today and that means Sean Rodriguez is in the lineup for game 1 and James Loney is batting 8th…The […]

     
  • Tailgating The AL Wild Card: Breaking Down The Pitching Match-Ups

    Tailgating The AL Wild Card: Breaking Down The Pitching Match-Ups

    October 2, 2013 at 4:05 pm 2 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… The Rays won the season series against the Indians 4-2 and have won their last 8 games against teams with a winning record…The Indians won their last 10 games of the regular season, playing three of the worst teams in baseball, the Twins, the Astros, and […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 163: Desmond Jennings Returns For The Most Important Game Of The Season

    Tailgating Game 163: Desmond Jennings Returns For The Most Important Game Of The Season

    September 30, 2013 at 4:26 pm 12 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Wil Myers is in the lineup tonight. That’s the minor surprise. The bigger surprise is that Desmond Jennings is back in center field and leading off…The Rays have also promoted outfielder Kevin Kiermaier from triple-A and placed Jesse Crain back on the 60-day disabled list. Kiermaier hit […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 162: Evan Longoria Is Mr. 162

    Tailgating Game 162: Evan Longoria Is Mr. 162

    September 29, 2013 at 9:49 am 3 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… The Rays are 12-5 in their last 17 games. At this point, all you can do is tip your cap to the Indians who have gone 14-2 over the same stretch. And yes, they played the White Sox, the Royals, the Astros, and the Twins. But […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 160: No Wil Myers And Playoff Scenarios

    September 27, 2013 at 3:33 pm 1 comment

    Playing A Little Pepper… It happened. With RA Dickey on the mound, Wil Myers is not in the lineup *head hits desk*…Major League Baseball today announced that if the Rays, Indians, and Rangers finish in a 3-way tie, the Rays would play on Monday in Cleveland. The winner of that […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 159: Rays Can Clinch A Wild Card Tie Tonight

    Tailgating Game 159: Rays Can Clinch A Wild Card Tie Tonight

    September 26, 2013 at 3:08 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… The Rays’ magic number is 3. However, a win tonight and a Rangers loss and the Rays would clinch at least a tie for the second Wild Card spot…The AL Wild Card game is scheduled for next Wednesday. If the Rays finish in the top Wild […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 158: Tonight Will Be The 144th Different Lineup Used By The Rays

    Tailgating Game 158: Tonight Will Be The 144th Different Lineup Used By The Rays

    September 25, 2013 at 4:06 pm 3 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… David Price makes his final regular season start tonight. His next start will either be the Wild Card game or a play-in game (which technically would be a regular season start for records purposes). In 14.0 innings this season against the Yankees (2 starts), Price has […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 157: Chasing 90 Wins

    Tailgating Game 157: Chasing 90 Wins

    September 24, 2013 at 3:42 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… If the Rays win at least 3 of their final 6 games, they will win 90 games for the fifth time in six seasons. That would be the most since 2008…If Wil Myers hits a home run in this series he would be just the second […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 156: Jesse Crain Era Has Started, Will Be Short

    Tailgating Game 156: Jesse Crain Era Has Started, Will Be Short

    September 23, 2013 at 1:40 pm 1 comment

    Playing A Little Pepper… Jesse Crain has been activated as expected…Tim Beckham will make his first start and will play second base today. Ben Zobrist will start in the outfield for the first time in 40 games…Desmond Jennings has a “mild left hamstring strain.” He is day-to-day…The Rays won’t face […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 155: Rays Make A Flurry Of Roster Moves And Enny Romero Will Make His Big League Debut

    Tailgating Game 155: Rays Make A Flurry Of Roster Moves And Enny Romero Will Make His Big League Debut

    September 22, 2013 at 9:44 am 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… The Rays’ magic number is now 8…Several roster moves to get everybody caught up. In addition to Jeff Beliveau, who was called up on Saturday to help in the bullpen, Enny Romero has been promoted today and will start. This will be the big league debut for the […]