Tailgating

  • Tailgating Game 130: More On Rays Protesting Saturday’s Loss

    Tailgating Game 130: More On Rays Protesting Saturday’s Loss

    August 24, 2014 at 11:10 am 2 comments

    Lineup (click for larger version)… Playing A Little Pepper… If you missed yesterday’s post, we had a full rundown of the Rays protesting yesterday’s loss, why the Rays will probably lose the protest, and what happens if they actually win the protest…There have been 10 protests in the last 10 […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 129: This Drew Smyly Kid Is Pretty Good

    Tailgating Game 129: This Drew Smyly Kid Is Pretty Good

    August 23, 2014 at 10:52 am 5 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… So I declared the season over on Wednesday. In the two games since, Rays pitchers have allowed just 6 hits and 2 walks in 18 innings with 12 strikeouts and NO RUNS allowed. Maybe the reverse-jinx is in full effect. Unfortunately, the Rays are still 6.5 […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 128: Yesterday’s Win Was Very Weird

    Tailgating Game 128: Yesterday’s Win Was Very Weird

    August 22, 2014 at 3:03 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Some weird facts about yesterday’s game: The Rays became the first team since 1906 to win a game with fewer than 2 hits and have no walks or home runs. It was also the first win in the team history in which they had just 1 […]

     
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    Tailgating Game 127: A Unique Ballpark Proposal?

    August 21, 2014 at 10:04 am 5 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… David Price will start for the Tigers today…David DeJesus played a rehab game with Charlotte last night and went 1-4 as the DH. Ryan Hanigan will start his rehab assignment tomorrow, also with Charlotte…Tomorrow the Rays will start a stretch of 26 straight games against the […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 126: Wil Myers Has Been Activated

    Tailgating Game 126: Wil Myers Has Been Activated

    August 20, 2014 at 3:39 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Wil Myers has been activated from the disabled list and is in the lineup tonight as the DH. To make room on the roster, Vince Belnome was demoted to Durham and Jerry Sands was moved to the 60-day DL (Myers was on the 60-day DL, so […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 125: Wil Myers Not Ready To Be Activated

    Tailgating Game 125: Wil Myers Not Ready To Be Activated

    August 19, 2014 at 3:45 pm 7 comments

    .@sweetswingin20 dropped in for @DAVIDprice14 presser to ask how he planned to attack #Rays hitters: pic.twitter.com/tH5oS4CI38 — Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) August 19, 2014 Playing A Little Pepper… Wil Myers has not been activated as hoped and is in the lineup tonight for the Durham Bulls. What makes this decision […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 124: Newspaper Headlines Rip Joe Maddon

    Tailgating Game 124: Newspaper Headlines Rip Joe Maddon

    August 17, 2014 at 11:22 am 11 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Do a Google search for “Joe Maddon rips Rays fans” and you will get a million hits today. I’ve been critical of the Rays criticizing the fans in the past, but saying Maddon “ripped” the fans is a bit of a stretch. Here is the quote: […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 122: Rays Look To Complete A Historic Comeback

    Tailgating Game 122: Rays Look To Complete A Historic Comeback

    August 15, 2014 at 4:00 pm 9 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Desmond Jennings is back in the lineup, missing the last 2 games because of a sore shoulder…The Rays would love a sweep of the Yankees, but can live with winning 2 out of 3. What they cannot do is lose this series…If the Rays win tonight, […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 121: Rays (59-61) At Rangers (47-73)

    Tailgating Game 121: Rays (59-61) At Rangers (47-73)

    August 14, 2014 at 5:34 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… no pepper tonight Game Graph… [Will be up at game time] Source: FanGraphs Lineup… Brandon Guyer, LF Flash Jennings, RF Evan Longoria, 3B James Loney, 1B Sean Rodriguez, 3B Yunel Escobar, SS Logan Forsythe, 2B Jose Molina, C Kevin Kiermaier, CF Jake Odorizzi, SP   Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Tailgating Game 120 : Brandon Gomes Promoted

    Tailgating Game 120 : Brandon Gomes Promoted

    August 13, 2014 at 5:17 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… With the bullpen being forced to throw 7.2 innings during last night’s 14-inning marathon, the Rays have promoted Brandon Gomes. He will take the spot of Cole Figueroa who was demoted back to Durham. Figueroa had played in just 11 games since the All-Star break. He […]