Tailgating

  • Tailgating Game 130: Wil Myers Is Back At DH Tonight

    Tailgating Game 130: Wil Myers Is Back At DH Tonight

    August 27, 2013 at 3:28 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… The Rays will play their next 13 games against the AL West, starting with 3 at home against the Angels and then 10-straight on the West Coast…The Rays have won 20 of their last 26 at home…The Angels are 58-71. The Rays are 37-13 against teams […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 129: An Afternoon Tilt In Kansas City

    Tailgating Game 129: An Afternoon Tilt In Kansas City

    August 26, 2013 at 1:15 pm 2 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… The Rays are playing in Kansas City today as a makeup for a game that was snowed out on May 2nd. The weather is a little nicer today. Game Graph… [Will be up at game time] Source: FanGraphs Lineup… David DeJesus, CF Ben Zobrist, 2B Evan […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 126: Will Luke Scott Have A Job When He Returns?

    August 23, 2013 at 4:41 pm 9 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Look for David DeJesus to play most days against righties, mostly in left field. That means Matt Joyce will probably see a lot of time at DH down the stretch. Adding DeJesus also makes me wonder how serious Luke Scott’s injury really is. If he does come back, he might […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 125: Rays Have An 83.2% Chance Of Making The Playoffs

    Tailgating Game 125: Rays Have An 83.2% Chance Of Making The Playoffs

    August 21, 2013 at 4:10 pm 3 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Here is an update on the Rays’ playoff probabilities (via CoolStandings.com). The big number is the red line, which shows that the Rays have an 83.2% chance of making the playoffs. But almost as important is the light blue line which shows the chances of winning […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 124: A Day With No Pepper Is A Sad Day

    Tailgating Game 124: A Day With No Pepper Is A Sad Day

    August 20, 2013 at 6:00 pm 0 comments

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

     
  • Tailgating Game 123: The Return Of Flash

    Tailgating Game 123: The Return Of Flash

    August 19, 2013 at 4:04 pm 2 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… The Rays have activated Desmond Jennings as expected. Brandon Gomes was option down to triple-A. Flash is in the lineup tonight and leading off…The Rays have now 18 of their last 27 1-run games, a sign a strong bullpen…Jose Lobaton became the first catcher since 1917 […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 121: Brandon Gomes Returns As Luke Scott Gets A 2-Week Vacation

    Tailgating Game 121: Brandon Gomes Returns As Luke Scott Gets A 2-Week Vacation

    August 17, 2013 at 3:53 pm 3 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… The Rays have activated Brandon Gomes from the disabled list. He hasn’t pitched in a game for the Rays since May 7. To make room on the roster, Luke Scott was placed on the disabled list with lower back spasms. To make room on the 40-man […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 120: Celebrating 25 Years Of ‘Bull Durham’

    Tailgating Game 120: Celebrating 25 Years Of ‘Bull Durham’

    August 16, 2013 at 5:32 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Kyle Farnsworth has signed with the Pirates…Wil Myers is DHing tonight…The Bull Durham racers for the Durham Bulls will be at The Trop tonight to celebrate the anniversary of the release of the movie “Bull Durham.” Don’t bet on Nuke, he’s never won a race. Game […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 119: Rays Cut Ryan Roberts, Replace Him With A Huge-A$$ Snake

    Tailgating Game 119: Rays Cut Ryan Roberts, Replace Him With A Huge-A$$ Snake

    August 15, 2013 at 4:19 pm 2 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… The Rays cut Ryan Roberts to make room for Alex Cobb on the roster. Roberts was designated for assignment, so if he clears waivers, he could still accept an assignment to triple-A and possibly return in September…Joe Maddon invited a huge-a$$ snake into the locker room […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 118: Matt Moore Is Closer To Returning

    August 14, 2013 at 4:17 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Matt Moore had a bullpen session today. It reportedly went well although there is still no official date for his return. However, there is speculation that it could be this weekend…David Price is back on the mound. Hopefully the bullpen won’t eff it up…Ben Zobrist is […]