Tailgating

  • 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 […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 153: The Final 10 Games

    Tailgating Game 153: The Final 10 Games

    September 20, 2013 at 3:37 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Evan Longoria was voted the Rays’ MVP by the local chapter of the BBWAA. Wil Myers was named Rookie of the Year…Tim Beckham is just the 11th #1 draft pick to get a base hit in his first big league at bat. Of those, four are pitchers, […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 152: Wil Myers Got A $14 Haircut

    Tailgating Game 152: Wil Myers Got A $14 Haircut

    September 19, 2013 at 5:33 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Wil Myers got a haircut.  According to Marc Topkin, Myers told David Price he paid $14 for it. Price says it was $14 too much…However, Wil Myers is not in the lineup tonight against Yu Darvish…The Nationals today announced that they received minor Matthew Spann, a […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 151: Tim Beckham’s Debut Put On Hold

    Tailgating Game 151: Tim Beckham’s Debut Put On Hold

    September 18, 2013 at 4:18 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Tim Beckham is not in the lineup tonight, which is not surprising even though Joe Maddon likes to get new guys into games as soon as possible. The games now are just too important. It will be interesting to see if Maddon tries to get Beckham […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 150: Joe Maddon Has Used A Lot Of Lineups, But It’s Not Even Close To Last Year

    Tailgating Game 150: Joe Maddon Has Used A Lot Of Lineups, But It’s Not Even Close To Last Year

    September 17, 2013 at 4:23 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… The Rays will play an exhibition game in Montgomery next spring…Reminder: tonight’s triple-A championship game with the Durham Bulls will be on national TV (NBC Sports Network, 7pm)…The Rays have used 135 different lineups this season. That is a lot, but it is just the third-most […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 146: Jesse Crain Is Getting Closer To His Rays Debut

    Tailgating Game 146: Jesse Crain Is Getting Closer To His Rays Debut

    September 13, 2013 at 4:58 pm 2 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Jose Molina is back with the team and in the lineup for tonight’s game…Kelly Johnson is in the lineup for just the third time in the last 12 games…Jesse Crain had another bullpen session. He will face hitters on Monday and if all goes well he […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 145: It Is Going To Be A Long Night For The Rays

    Tailgating Game 145: It Is Going To Be A Long Night For The Rays

    September 12, 2013 at 4:35 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Olympic silver medal beach volleyballer Jennifer Kessy is throwing out the first pitch tonight…Jose Molina is not with the team. He is away dealing with a family matter. It is unclear when he will return…The September 21st game (Saturday) against the Orioles has been moved to […]