Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Tuesday’s Rays-Indians game

RHP Tyler Glasnow seemed confident that his brutally bad last outing, when he didn't survive the first in Toronto, was just one of those nights that happen sometimes. And he certainly proved that to be true with a solid seven innings on Tuesday.

Manager Kevin Cash didn't really get to put on much of a show, but he did enough to get ejected in contesting a balk call in the eighth inning, his first tossing of the season. Cash knew he wasn't supposed to argue that call but sometimes it is worth it to make a point.

The Rays talked about having a presence in their lineup in acquiring OF Tommy Pham, and a little bit when discussing DH Ji-Man Choi. But as they plan for next season, with money to spend, they can see what real presence is like with Edwin Encarnacion in the Indians order.

Comments
Blake Snell goes for a Rays’ rarity, his 20th win Tuesday

Blake Snell goes for a Rays’ rarity, his 20th win Tuesday

ARLINGTON, Texas — Blake Snell is still focused on smaller numbers that can have a larger impact, specifically the 61/2 games his Rays are behind the A's for the final American League playoff spot after  a 3-0 victory over the Rangers on M...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Rays journal: Tyler Glasnow strong in victory over Rangers

Rays journal: Tyler Glasnow strong in victory over Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas — RHP Tyler Glasnow finally got his first win as a Ray Monday night.And he flirted with — or at least winked at — a no-hitter along the way.With six solid innings (and only two infield hits allowed) by Glasnow, a te...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Monday’s Rays-Rangers game

Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Monday’s Rays-Rangers game

RHP Tyler Glasnow is obviously still a work in progress, and prone to the occasional blow up. But his first six innings on Monday were another impressive glimpse at the potential he has to be a dominating starter, which is exactly what the Rays had i...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Cardinals Kolten Wong rips Rays for not calling up brother Kean, says they are “bad organization”

Cardinals Kolten Wong rips Rays for not calling up brother Kean, says they are “bad organization”

Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong ripped the Rays for not calling up his younger brother, Kean, from Triple-A, saying he was passed over repeatedly."He's just in a bad organization which doesn't give chances to guys who deserve chances. That's tough for him. ...
Published: 09/17/18
For starters: Rays at Rangers, with a left-leaning lineup

For starters: Rays at Rangers, with a left-leaning lineup

UPDATE, 6:36: Cash said it's surprising Glasnow doesn't have a win given that he's pitched so well for the most part. … Cash said it just day off for Duffy, who will be back in the lineup on Tuesday. … TV man Dewayne Staats is expected to...
Published: 09/17/18
Rays journal: Team playing like it has ‘nothing to lose’

Rays journal: Team playing like it has ‘nothing to lose’

ST. PETERSBURG — The unnecessarily dramatic ending aside, the Rays felt pretty good about what transpired Sunday in securing a 5-4 victory and a series win over the previously red-hot A's."It showed me that we got a really good team here,'' roo...
Published: 09/16/18
Winning record gives Rays something to hold onto

Winning record gives Rays something to hold onto

ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays, barring a total collapse by the A's or Yankees, are not going to post enough victories to make it into the playoffs.But after hanging on to the beat the A's again Sunday, 5-4, they insured that for the first time sinc...
Published: 09/16/18
Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Sunday’s Rays-A’s game

Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Sunday’s Rays-A’s game

As impressive as Willy Adames' 420-foot homer was, making it more so was it came in the at-bat after his base­running blunder, getting doubled off second on Jesus Sucre's bases-loaded liner. All players make mistakes; good ones move on quickly.A...
Published: 09/16/18
Rays hang on to beat A’s 5-4, guarantee a winning season

Rays hang on to beat A’s 5-4, guarantee a winning season

ST. PETERSBURG – The Rays, barring something really extraordinary, are not going to log enough victories to make it into the playoffs this year.But by hanging on Sunday to beat the A's for a second straight day, 5-4 this time, they made it offi...
Published: 09/16/18
Jake Bauers’ blast leads Rays rebound

Jake Bauers’ blast leads Rays rebound

ST. PETERSBURG — Saturday was about frustration.The Rays woke up feeling down, knowing that losing Friday's game, and the chance to sweep the A's, had pretty much ended their long shot hopes of actually getting into the race for the final Ameri...
Published: 09/15/18
Updated: 09/16/18