Tailgating

  • 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 […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 144: David Price Is Dominating In A Way Rarely Seen

    Tailgating Game 144: David Price Is Dominating In A Way Rarely Seen

    September 11, 2013 at 6:42 pm 5 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Tonight’s game will also be on ESPN…The Rays are hitless in their last 10 at bats with the bases loaded and have just 2 hits in their last 20 at bats with the bases full, with a whopping 7 double-plays. The Rays have also hit into […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 143: Breaking Down The Final 20 Games

    Tailgating Game 143: Breaking Down The Final 20 Games

    September 10, 2013 at 3:47 pm 3 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… The Rays have just six series remaining in the 2013 season. Four of those series are against playoff teams (Red Sox, Rangers) or teams still in contention (Yankees, Orioles). The Rays do have 11 of the next 14 at The Trop before finishing with a 6-game […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 140: Programming Updates

    Tailgating Game 140: Programming Updates

    September 6, 2013 at 8:12 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Programming update. My oldest is turning four this weekend and we are taking a little vacation until Monday evening. So updates until then will be limited. Hard to believe it has been four years. It seems like just yesterday that I posted THIS PICTURE. Anyway, the […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 139

    September 5, 2013 at 9:06 pm 1 comment

    Playing A Little Pepper… No pepper tonight Game Graph… [Will be up at game time] Source: FanGraphs Lineup… David DeJesus, CF Ben Zobrist, 2B Evan Longoria, 3B Matt Joyce, LF James Loney, 1B Wil Myers, RF Kelly Johnson, DH Jose Molina, C Yunel Escobar, SS David Price, SP