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Pepiot shuts down Angels in victory

April 19, 2024 general

Friday, 4 a.m. A few more of these, and perhaps the fans of the Tampa Bay Rays won’t miss Tyler Glasnow quite so much. Ryan Pepiot, who came to the Rays in the Glasnow shed-his-salary trade, was masterful Thursday in a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. Pepiot went six innings and gave up […]

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Fairbanks struggles as closer again

April 18, 2024 general

Thursday, 4 a.m. He cannot shut the door. He cannot turn out the lights. He cannot nail the coffin. Oh, the struggles of Pete Fairbanks continue. The Tampa Bay Rays, it seemed, had done it again. They had taken another lead on the bat of Amed Rosario — who hit a go-ahead two-run homer in […]

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Kucherov hits 100 as Bolts win finale

April 18, 2024 general

SThursday, 3 a.m. Nikita Kucherov continued to direct the orchestra Thursday night. He leads, and everyone else follows. Kucherov became the fifth man in the history of the NHL to compile 100 assists in a season in the Bolts’ 6-4 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. It was the team’s final regular season game. They […]

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Rays beat Angels in 13th inning

April 17, 2024 general

Wednesday, 4 a.m. The game went on for most of the night. The game-winner? It went about 60 feet. The Tampa Bay Rays managed to pull out a 7-6, 13-inning marathon against the Los Angeles Angels Tuesday night. Four times, they came from behind until a slow chopper to third by Amed Rosario drove in […]

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Sliding Bolts lose another game

April 16, 2024 general

Tuesday, 4 a.m. Now that the NHL playoffs are almost here, the Tampa Bay Lightning doesn’t seem interested anymore. The Bolts lost their third game of their last four Monday night, losing 4-2 to an out-of-it Buffalo team. The Bolts had caught fire after the trade deadline, but recently, they have lacked fire and efficiency. […]

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Bullpen falters in Rays’ loss to Angels

April 16, 2024 general

Tuesday, 3 a.m. If you think about it, Mike Trout is a better baseball player than Phil Maton. So why wouldn’t Trout own him? Trout flexed his muscles in the eighth inning Monday night, launching a two-run homer to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 7-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Trout’s blast […]

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Pinto power lefts Rays over Giants

April 15, 2024 general

Monday, 4 p.m. Welcome home, Blake. Yeah, there were days like this, too. Two-time Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell, who won his first award while with the Rays, came back again Sunday. And, unlike his pitching performance against the Rays a year ago, it was not a friendly reunion. The Rays, clobbered a day […]

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Rays lose big to San Francisco

April 14, 2024 general

Sunday, 3 a.m. For a dozen innings, they were mortal. Ordinary. Then they were Giants. Tied 1-1 in the fourth — and after scoring just one run in the opener — San Francisco was simply trudging along. And the bottom fell out for the Tampa Bay Rays, who were walloped in sn 11-2 loss. The […]

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Have Bolts relaxed in stretch run?

April 14, 2024 general

Sunday, 4 a.m. Interesting thing, desperation. No one wants to have to feel it. Everyone uses it as fuel. Take the Tampa Bay Lightning, who have now lost three of four games since clinching the playoffs. Washington was simply a needier team on Saturday, scoring two third-period goals in a 4-2 victory. The Bolts are […]

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Rays shut down Giants with runners on

April 13, 2024 general

Saturday, 4 a.m. This is the way this Opener Strategy is supposed to work.  Different arms, different angles, different matchups. Keep the hitters on their heels. Keep them away from home plate. You know, like the Rays did Friday night when they slipped past San Francisco 2-1. Content beyond this point is for members only. […]

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