Tailgating

  • Tailgating Game 24: Rays (10-13) At White Sox (12-12)

    Tailgating Game 24: Rays (10-13) At White Sox (12-12)

    April 26, 2014 at 5:14 pm 7 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Let’s just pretend last night’s game never happened. Among the things Joe Maddon is good at is being able to treat a game like last night, or being no-hit, just like a 6-2 loss that the Rays were never really in. I can’t recall if it […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 23: Rays (10-12) At White Sox (11-12)

    Tailgating Game 23: Rays (10-12) At White Sox (11-12)

    April 25, 2014 at 4:44 pm 5 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Tonight’s lineup (see below) is becoming the go-to lineup for Joe Maddon with the only change being Matt Joyce and David DeJesus alternating DH and left field…Rays starting pitchers have pitched 5 innings or less in 8 of last 10 games, the worst streak for the […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 22: Rays (10-11) Vs Twins (10-10)

    Tailgating Game 22: Rays (10-11) Vs Twins (10-10)

    April 24, 2014 at 10:40 am 11 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Ricky Nolasco will start for the Twins which could mean a big game for Matt Joyce. In his career, he is 3-6 with 2 home runs off of Nolasco. Interestingly, Logan Forsythe is not in the lineup, despite being 3-3 with a home run against Nolasco…The […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 21: Rays (10-10) Vs Twins (9-10)

    Tailgating Game 21: Rays (10-10) Vs Twins (9-10)

    April 23, 2014 at 5:50 pm 2 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Ben Zobrist will start in the outfield tonight for the second time this season. Logan Forsythe will start at second base. Forsythe has been questionable at best in the outfield and he will likely start playing more second base when Joe Maddon wants to get him […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 20: Rays (9-10) Vs Twins (9-9)

    Tailgating Game 20: Rays (9-10) Vs Twins (9-9)

    April 22, 2014 at 4:21 pm 3 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Juan Carlos Oviedo was activated from the DL after he arrived late to camp because of visa issues. Oviedo has not pitched in a regular season game since 2011…Hak-Ju Lee was activated from the triple-A disabled list…Kyle Gibson is on the mound tonight for the Twins. […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 18: Rays (8-9) Vs Yankees (10-7)

    Tailgating Game 18: Rays (8-9) Vs Yankees (10-7)

    April 19, 2014 at 4:57 pm 2 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… After last night’s game, Brad Boxberger was sent back to Durham and lefty CJ Riefenhauser was called up. Boxberger pitched 2 huge innings last night and may have been the biggest factor in the Rays’ comeback. The demotion was probably more about him pitching 3 innings in […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 17: Rays (7-9) Vs Yankees (10-6)

    Tailgating Game 17: Rays (7-9) Vs Yankees (10-6)

    April 18, 2014 at 2:59 pm 8 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… The Rays have dropped to 9th in the Power Rankings, but still have a 47.2% chance of making the playoffs…Erik Bedard will make his first start of the season for the Rays. He is also the seventh starting pitcher used by the Rays already…Matt Joyce is […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 16: Rays (7-8) Vs Yankees (9-6)

    Tailgating Game 16: Rays (7-8) Vs Yankees (9-6)

    April 17, 2014 at 3:14 pm 3 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… The Yankees have won 4 straight and now lead the AL East by a half-game. The Rays are 2 games back. The Yankees are 6-4 versus the East and the Rays are 2-4…The Rays will face CC Sabathia tonight. They are just 1-4 versus left-handed starters […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 15 (again): Rays (7-7) At Orioles (6-7)

    Tailgating Game 15 (again): Rays (7-7) At Orioles (6-7)

    April 16, 2014 at 9:22 am 8 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Don Zimmer will have surgery today to repair a leaky valve in his heart…With last night’s game being cancelled, Jake Odorizzi will get to keep his spot in the rotation as Brandon Gomes was scheduled to start last night. No makeup date has been determined yet…The […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 15: Rays (7-7) At Orioles (6-7)

    Tailgating Game 15: Rays (7-7) At Orioles (6-7)

    April 15, 2014 at 4:32 pm 3 comments

    [UPDATE] Game has been postponed. Buck Showalter told the media that a straight double-header for tomorrow is possible. Playing A Little Pepper… Tonight’s game will almost certainly be delayed and it looks like there is a good chance it will be canceled. THIS LINK has a GIF for a radar […]