Tailgating

  • Tailgating Game 98: Rays (44-53) At Twins (44-50)

    Tailgating Game 98: Rays (44-53) At Twins (44-50)

    July 18, 2014 at 7:01 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Ryan Hanigan has been placed on the DL with an oblique injury, retroactive to July 9, so there is a good chance he will be on the DL for only a week. Curt Casali (above with Vanderbilt) has been promoted and is in the starting lineup […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 97: Rays Won’t Have Any Players In All-Star Game

    Tailgating Game 97: Rays Won’t Have Any Players In All-Star Game

    July 13, 2014 at 12:05 pm 4 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… The Rays will not have any players represented on the American League All-Star game roster as David Price has been removed and replaced by former Rays closer Fernando Rodney. Price is scheduled to start today’s game after being moved back a day due to an illness. […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 96: Grant Balfour Has Turned Out To Be A Huge Mistake

    Tailgating Game 96: Grant Balfour Has Turned Out To Be A Huge Mistake

    July 12, 2014 at 1:51 pm 8 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… David Price has been scratched from today’s start with some sort of illness. Jake Odorizzi will be moved up and will now pitch on normal rest. Price is listed as Sunday’s starter. If Price cannot go, Erik Bedard will likely fill in…After last night’s loss, the […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 95: Rays (42-52) Vs Blue Jays (48-45)

    Tailgating Game 95: Rays (42-52) Vs Blue Jays (48-45)

    July 11, 2014 at 4:13 pm 3 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Yunel Escobar has been activated. Jake McGee goes on the maternity list after the birth of his first child. The Rays already had an extra arm in the bullpen, so that group is now back to normal strength…David DeJesus needs 2-3 more weeks for his bone […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 94: Rays (42-51) Vs Royals (46-43)

    July 9, 2014 at 6:05 pm 1 comment

    Playing A Little Pepper… No pepper tonight. Game Graph… [Will be up at game time] Source: FanGraphs Lineup… Flash Jennings, CF Ben Zobrist, SS Matt Joyce, DH Evan Longoria, 3B James Loney, 1B Brandon Guyer, LF Sean Rodriguez, 2B Jose Molina, C Kevin Kiermaier, RF Alex Cobb, SP  

     
  • Tailgating Game 93: Kevin Kiermaier Is Already One Of The Best Defensive Players In Baseball

    Tailgating Game 93: Kevin Kiermaier Is Already One Of The Best Defensive Players In Baseball

    July 8, 2014 at 4:47 pm 2 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Last night’s “overboogie” performance notwithstanding, Kevin Kiermaier has proven to be very good defensively. How good? He has already saved 9 runs defensively, tied for the 15th-most in baseball this season. Not bad considering he has played in less than half of the Rays’ games so […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 92: The Latest On David Price And The Trade Market

    Tailgating Game 92: The Latest On David Price And The Trade Market

    July 7, 2014 at 4:46 pm 3 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… The Rays are now 41-50, 8.5 games behind the Orioles. They are also a half-game ahead of the Red Sox and are not in last place for the first time since May 27. However, an important point to keep in mind: The Rays are still 10 […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 91: Rays On Pace For Worst Attendance In Baseball Since 2008

    Tailgating Game 91: Rays On Pace For Worst Attendance In Baseball Since 2008

    July 6, 2014 at 10:00 am 5 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… The Rays now have the lowest average attendance in baseball, with just 17,029 tickets distributed per game. That would be the worst average attendance in baseball since 2008 when the Marlins averaged 16,688. It would also be the lowest attendance for the Rays since 2006 when […]

     
  • Tailgating: The Rays Are Playing Better But Not Well Enough To Keep David Price

    Tailgating: The Rays Are Playing Better But Not Well Enough To Keep David Price

    July 5, 2014 at 1:17 pm 9 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… The latest from the Rays is that they are less likely to trade David Price as long as the team continues to play well. The problem is, as well as the Rays are playing, it is probably still not good enough. Right now, the Rays are […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 88: Rays (38-49) At Tigers (47-34)

    Tailgating Game 88: Rays (38-49) At Tigers (47-34)

    July 3, 2014 at 3:25 pm 3 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Vince Belnome is now officially on the roster and in the lineup tonight for his big league debut. Jeff Beliveau has been optioned to Durham. Cesar Ramos will leave on paternity Saturday. There is a chance Beliveau won’t even leave team and will be recalled on […]