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Rays give their bullpen a little breathing room

April 24, 2019 general

Tuesday, 4 a.m. Maybe, just maybe, the Tampa Bay Rays have figured out how to ease the stress on their overworked bullpen. It starts with Ryne Stanek, who opened his sixth game of the year for the Rays. He still hasn’t given up a run. It continues Jalen Beaks, who went 4 2/3 innings with […]

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Zunino’s memorable homer carries Rays

April 23, 2019 general

Tuesday,  4 a.m. Oh, baby. What a home run. The newest father on the Tampa Bay Rays hit one mother of a home run in the seventh inning of a tie game Monday night, allowing the Rays to end a four-game losing streak and earn a 6-3 win over the Kansas City Royals. Mike Zunino […]

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Swept! Rays’ bullpen takes another defeat

April 22, 2019 general

Monday, 4 a.m. Suddenly, the bullpen of the Tampa Bay Rays is struggling. And the Rays along with it. Tampa Bay’s bullpen lost again Sunday as the Rays were swept by the Boston Red Sox, a team that been struggling for most of the month. A sacrifice fly by Christian Vazquez off of Jose Alvarado […]

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Rays stage comeback, but lose in the end

April 21, 2019 general

Sunday, 4 a.m. Damn, Pham. For the second time in two nights, outfielder Tommy Pham was thrown out on the base paths Saturday night, foiling yet another comeback attempt by the Rays against Boston. The Red Sox beat the Rays, 6-5, after Tampa. Bay fought its way back from a 5-0 deficit to tie. Boston […]

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Random thoughts: Wishing Yzerman farewell.

April 21, 2019 general

Sunday, 3 a.m. This is how they felt in College Station back in 1957 when Bear went back home. This is how they felt at Duke in 1990 when Steve Spurrier went home to Florida. Stevie Y has taken his puck and gone home, because he likes it there better than he likes it here. […]

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Ask Gary: Dissecting the Lightning defeat

April 20, 2019 general

Each week, the readers take over GarySheltonsports.com and play Ask Gary. They send in a question, or a couple, on Thursday night or Friday morning and we all talk about the world of sports. Think of it as a radio show where you don’t have to be on hold. Join us and ask a question, […]

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Home runs lead Red Sox past Tampa Bay

April 20, 2019 general

Saturday, 3 a.m. Quick start? Slow start? It really doesn’t matter. The Boston Red Sox still act as if they own the American League East. The Red Sox, last season’s World Champions, entered Friday’s game last in the AL East. Still, they’re a team to beware of. They beat the first-place Tampa Bay Rays 6-4 […]

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Lightning suffer another post-season loss

April 20, 2019 general

Saturday, 2 a.m. Shocked, I tell you. I’m shocked. Steve Yzerman is going home to the Red Wings. Why, that’s stunning. Heck, we’ve only had seven months to get used to the idea. Think Yzerman had time to pack? The least surprising headline of the year happened Friday when Yzerman announced he was going to […]

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Rays drop one to Baltimore in extra innings

April 19, 2019 general

Thursday, 4 a.m. So what does it take for the Tampa Bay Rays to lose a baseball game? It takes a litany of bad plays. It takes a comeback that fell just short. It takes a reliever finally looking mortal. It takes a baserunning gaffe. It takes an ordinary night by Jalen Beeks. Also, it […]

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Rays have a blast as they beat Baltimore

April 18, 2019 general

Thursday, 4 a.m. Inside, there was a party going on. Someone was having fun. There was shouting, and there was clapping. Music spilled out of the room, as if often does for young men at play.  There was yelling, and every time a player would walk into the clubhouse, it would start all over again. […]

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