Tailgating

  • 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 […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 83: Longo Might Return Tonight And Luke’s ‘Big’ Brother

    Tailgating Game 83: Longo Might Return Tonight And Luke’s ‘Big’ Brother

    July 1, 2013 at 4:00 pm 4 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Evan Longoria says he pushing hard to avoid the DL and even thinks he might be able to pinch-hit tonight…And here is a picture of Luke Scott and his brother as they were being interviewed before today’s game. Keep in mind that Luke is 6-foot-0, 220 […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 80: David Price Will Return From The DL And Start Tuesday In Houston

    Tailgating Game 80: David Price Will Return From The DL And Start Tuesday In Houston

    June 28, 2013 at 3:55 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… David Price will come off the DL and start Tuesday in Houston. He could pitch on Monday, but Joe Maddon wants price to start the last Friday before the break and the first game after the break. Price hasn’t started a game for the Rays since […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 79: Wil Myers Clutch And Familiar Starting Pitching

    Tailgating Game 79: Wil Myers Clutch And Familiar Starting Pitching

    June 26, 2013 at 10:59 am 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Batters in front of Wil Myers have been intentionally walked three times already. He is 2-3 with a Grand Slam in those at bats…The Rays have now won 3 in a row and are 41-37, 4.5 games behind the Red Sox…Don’t look now, but the starting […]