Tailgating

  • Tailgating Game 101: Star Wars Night Is Coming Back To The Trop

    Tailgating Game 101: Star Wars Night Is Coming Back To The Trop

    July 23, 2013 at 4:39 pm 2 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Wil Myers is back in the lineup tonight…A win tonight and the Rays will be along in first place for the first time this season…The Rays are 18-2 in their last 20 games. They are just the 10th team since 1994 to win at least 18 […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 100: Updating The Race For 92 Wins

    Tailgating Game 100: Updating The Race For 92 Wins

    July 22, 2013 at 4:06 pm 1 comment

    Playing A Little Pepper… Here is an update of the quest to get to 22 games over .500, which would mean 92 wins and an almost certain playoff spot. How hot are the Rays right now? The Rays were just one game over .500 24 games ago and were about […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 97: A New-Look Lineup

    Tailgating Game 97: A New-Look Lineup

    July 19, 2013 at 2:56 pm 1 comment

    Playing A Little Pepper… Yunel Escobar is not ready to return to action after straining his hamstring in the final game before the break. Ben Zobrist will play shortstop tonight and Ryan Roberts will play second base…In other injury news, top prospect Taylor Guerrieri left his last start with “elbow […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 94: Putting Pre-Break Records In Proper Context

    Tailgating Game 94: Putting Pre-Break Records In Proper Context

    July 12, 2013 at 5:40 pm 2 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Public Service Announcement: Over the next few days, you will hear a lot of things around baseball such as “Miguel Cabrera is the first player to ever have 30 home runs and 90 RBI before the All-Star break” or “Matt Moore is the 6th youngest pitcher […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 93: A New-Look Lineup And A Local Blackout

    Tailgating Game 93: A New-Look Lineup And A Local Blackout

    July 11, 2013 at 9:49 am 5 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… No Desmond Jennings, Ben Zobrist, or Yunel Escobar in today’s lineup…Today’s game will not be on local television. Why? Sun Sports only has the broadcast rights to a certain number of games each year (typically ~155) so they have to decide which games to not broadcast. […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 91: What Alex Torres Is Doing Is Nuts

    Tailgating Game 91: What Alex Torres Is Doing Is Nuts

    July 10, 2013 at 4:11 pm 2 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Wil Myers is back in the lineup. Luke Scott is still in the 2-hole. Kelly Johnson is in the lineup because he matches up better than Matt Joyce with tonight’s pitcher. Joyce will be back in the lineup tomorrow…Tomorrow is the 8th annual Rays on the […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 91: No Myers And More Scott

    Tailgating Game 91: No Myers And More Scott

    July 9, 2013 at 4:38 pm 1 comment

    Playing A Little Pepper… Wil Myers is not in the lineup tonight. He called it a mental break and a chance to work on a flaw in his swing. Joe Maddon says it was more about getting Kelly Johnson into the lineup. Luke Scott is in the 2-hole for the second straight night. Evan […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 90: Flash Leading Off And No Support For Not-Fausto

    Tailgating Game 90: Flash Leading Off And No Support For Not-Fausto

    July 8, 2013 at 5:18 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Desmond Jennings is back at the leadoff spot tonight. He has reached base 3 or more times in 5 of the 7 games since moving back to the leadoff spot. He is hitting 12-29 with 4 stolen bases over that span…Luke Scott is batting second for […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 87: Big Stretch, Solid D, And A Red Flag To Watch

    Tailgating Game 87: Big Stretch, Solid D, And A Red Flag To Watch

    July 5, 2013 at 4:32 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… The Rays will finish the first half of the season with ten straight games at The Trop against the White Sox, Twins, and Astros, three teams that are a combined 101-149 and 39 games out of first place…Since a stretch of 7 straight games in which […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 84: A Suspension For Porcello, A Demotion For Roberts, And Another First-Rounder Signs

    Tailgating Game 84: A Suspension For Porcello, A Demotion For Roberts, And Another First-Rounder Signs

    July 2, 2013 at 6:06 pm 2 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello has been suspended six games for intentionally hitting Ben Zobrist…The Rays made it official today, activating David Price and demoting Ryan Roberts to triple-A Durham…The Rays also announced today that they have signed their second first-round pick, Ryne Stanek a right-handed pitcher from the University […]