This time, the rally holds up for Rays

April 7, 2024 general

Sunday, 4 a.m. This time, they not only came from behind, they stayed there. For the second straight night, the bats of the Tampa Bay Rays came to life to grab a late lead. The difference was that this time, the Rays kept the lead. The Rays scored five times in the eighth inning, and […]

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Bolts lose after digging deep hole

April 7, 2024 general

Sunday, 3 a.m. Maybe, after officially reaching the NHL playoffs, the Tampa Bay Lightning took a breath. Maybe their hot streak was bound to run out. Maybe the Pittsburg Penguins, still fighting for the post-season, were just a tad more desperate. Content beyond this point is for members only. Already a member? To view the […]

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Rays’ bullpen melts down in defeat

April 6, 2024 general

Saturday, 4 a.m. By itself, the way the Rays came from behind was magic. On the other hand, the way they fell from ahead was tragic. It happened in a heartbeat. One minute, the Rays had scored five runs in the ninth to put themselves into position to win. The next, the bullpen had blown […]

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Bolts stay hot with win over Montreal

April 5, 2024 general

Friday, 4 a.m. The question is no longer if the Tampa Bay Lightning will make the NHL playoffs. The question is how much damage they can do while they’re there. The scalding hot Lightning was at it again Thursday night, bashing the Montreal Canadiens 7-4 to sweep a back-to-back. The Bolts, horrible on the road […]

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Bolts win big road game against Leafs

April 4, 2024 general

Thursday, 4 a.m. The bigger the win, the less time there is to admire one’s accomplishments. That said, the members of the Tampa Bay Lightning  spent a lot of Wednesday night polishing their resumes. The Bolts won in one of their best performances, drubbing the Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-1. They had lost their previous four […]

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Rays can’t touch Eovaldi in defeat

April 4, 2024 general

T hursday, 4 a.m. Jose Caballero didn’t hit it  far enough. Yandy Diaz didn’t hit it deeply enough. Garrett Cleavinger didn’t shut the door firmly enough. For the Tampa Bay Rays, it was that kind of day. A lot of little things went the wrong way, allowing the Texas Rangers to capture a 4-1 victory […]

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Eflin strong in his second start for win

April 3, 2024 general

Wednesday, 4 a.m. On second look, Zack Eflin may be the ace of the Tampa Bay Rays after all. Eflin, who lost on Opening Day, came back to lead the Rays to a 5-2 victory over the Texas Rangers Tuesday night. Eflin, who struggled only one inning in his first start, came back with a […]

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Bolts’ hot streak ends in late loss

April 2, 2024 general

Tuesday, 4 a.m. Perhaps the Tampa Bay Lighting should have suspected it wasn’t their night when Anthony Cirelli’s first goal was disallowed for skating into the goaltender.. When it happened again — this time when the cameras couldn’t get a clear shot of the puck over the line — the Bolts should have called an […]

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Rays struggling to find right formula

April 2, 2024 general

Tuesday, 3 a.m. If there is a formula to success, this isn’t it. For the third time in five games, the Rays were humbled on Sunday night, losing a 9-3 decision to the World Champion Texas Rangers. Once again, the Rays had trouble throwing the baseball and hitting it. In their three losses this year, […]

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Jays clobber Rays to split series

April 1, 2024 general

Monday, 4 a.m. They didn’t pitch. They didn’t hit. They didn’t win, Any questions? The Tampa Bay Rays, winners of two in a row, ran face-first into the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday. Frankly, they didn’t look very good in a 9-2 loss. Content beyond this point is for members only. Already a member? To […]

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