Snell pitches like he belongs in Cy Young debate

September 2, 2018 Baseball

Sunday, 1:30 a.m. It doesn’t matter if you believe that Rays’ ace Blake Snell is a viable Cy Young candidate. Evidently, his fastball believes it. And his curve. Also, his slider. And his change. And opposing hitters. Snell was excellent again Saturday night, allowing just one earned run in 6 2/3 innings as he won […]

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Review: Alou’s is a journey well worth sharing

April 24, 2018 Baseball

By Scott Myers Tuesday, 3 a.m. If you are a MLB baseball fan, then I strongly recommend to you the book – “Alou – My Baseball Journey”, written by Felipe Alou with Peter Kerasotis. I reflected briefly on what I knew about Felipe Alou right before I began reading the book.  I remembered that he […]

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Rays finally take offense in easy win over Twins

April 22, 2018 Baseball

Sunday, 3 a.m. Who are those guys? You know, the guys with the heavy lumber? The guys scattered all over the bases? The guys who keep crossing the plate? Could those be … the Tampa Bay Rays? Really? The Rays finally showed up with their bats Saturday evening, bashing the Twins in a 10-1 victory. […]

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Ask Gary: Have the Rays reinvented the wheel?

March 10, 2018 Baseball

Each week, the readers take over 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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Archer again logs 200 innings pitched

October 1, 2017 Baseball

Sunday, 2:30 a.m. For Chris Archer, there was enough frustration to go around. He didn’t win enough games. His team didn’t make the playoffs. There were too many stretches where he wasn’t the ace he was expected to be. In the end, however, Archer pitched 200 innings again. It’s something, at least. “Taking the ball […]

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Red Sox rally vs. Rays in ninth, explode in 15th

September 16, 2017 Baseball

Saturday, 2:45 a.m. This one is going to sting for a while. On the verge of what would have been one of their biggest victories, the Tampa Bay Rays blew a game against the Boston Red Sox that might last into the off-season. The Rays, ahead 5-2 going into the ninth with Alex Colome, who […]

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Colome closes his 40th as Rays overpower Royals

August 31, 2017 Baseball

Thursday, 2 a.m. He devours last chances. That’s his job. He slams doors. He nails coffin lids shut. He takes away hope. This is Alex Colome’s job. Pretty much, he smothers the other team’s last chance. Colome was at it again Wednesday night, closing his 40th game of the season in a 5-3 victory ovr […]

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Cold Rays are swept by Boston as funk continues

August 10, 2017 Baseball

Thursday, 3:30 a.m. Here’s a thought. Maybe it’s time for the Tampa Bay Rays to stop talking about the American League wild-card race. After all, the way they are playing, it’s hard to consider them to be a post-season team. The Rays lost their fourth out of five games Wednesday night, and it really didn’t […]

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Who would be the Rays’ MVP so far?

August 8, 2017 Baseball

Tuesday, 4 a.m. As we approach the three-quarter turn, the Tampa Bay Rays, somehow, still have a pulse. They are not a team for the ages. We can admit that. But on the nights when their hitting doesn’t disappear, and on the nights they run the bases with a bit of sense, and on the […]

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Souza smashes walk-off home run as Rays finally win

August 7, 2017 Baseball

Monday, 2 a.m. The RBI was three days in the making. But the moment took three years to develop. Steven Souza Jr., the unpredictable one, slammed a home run to left field in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday, providing the Rays with a walk-off win, 2-1, over the Milwaukee Brewers. It was only […]

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