Saturday, June 16, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Meet Tampa Bay Rays' Joe Maddon

What does Joe Maddon like most about the RV lifestyle? What does he think of being the subject of so many team giveaways -- glasses, a gnome, now a Mr. Potato Head? How does he do answering questions so early in the morning? Watch our video profile of the Rays skipper and find out.

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Rays owner Stuart Sternberg frustrated, but optimistic

Rays owner Stuart Sternberg frustrated, but optimistic

NEW YORK — So what does the boss — lowercase, of course, around here — think of this up-and-down, hot-and-cold Rays season so far? Appropriately, a variety of things.In a 30-minute chat with the Tampa Bay Times before Friday's 5-0 l...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Rays journal: Nathan Eovaldi pitches well against his ex-team but gets no help

Rays journal: Nathan Eovaldi pitches well against his ex-team but gets no help

NEW YORK — RHP Nathan Eovaldi made an impressive return to Yankee Stadium on Friday to face his high-powered former teammates.It's too bad he didn't get any help from his current mates, in what ended up a 5-0 Rays loss.Eovaldi was in command an...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Rays-Yankees

Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Rays-Yankees

Give RHP Nathan Eovaldi credit for not letting emotions get in the way in his return to Yankee Stadium. He said he planned to treat it as all business, despite memories and friendships and he did just that, working impressively into the eighth.The Ra...
Updated: 6 hours ago
For starters: Rays at Yankees, with Eovaldi back on a familiar mound

For starters: Rays at Yankees, with Eovaldi back on a familiar mound

Coming off Thursday's 4-3 loss, the Rays will face the Yankees again tonight, and they are starting a pitcher quite familiar with the Yankee Stadium mound, RHP Nathan Eovaldi.Having spent 2015 and 2016 with the Yankees until sustaining the elbow inju...
Published: 06/15/18
The golden age of baseball movies dawned 30 years ago this week

The golden age of baseball movies dawned 30 years ago this week

"Walt Whitman once said, 'I see great things in baseball. It's our game, the America game. It will repair our losses and be a blessing to us.' You can look it up.'' – Annie SavoyThirty years ago this week — June 15, 1988 — the ...
Published: 06/15/18
How the Yankees granted an 87-year-old Seminole man’s Wish of a Lifetime

How the Yankees granted an 87-year-old Seminole man’s Wish of a Lifetime

  ELMHURST, N.Y. — Walking back into the brick building where his firefighting career began on Sunday, June 16, 1957 — "61 years ago, if you want to do the math'' — Sal Reale knew Thursday exactly what had changed, noting the reloc...
Published: 06/14/18
Updated: 06/15/18
Rays drop another one-run game, 4-3 to Yankees

Rays drop another one-run game, 4-3 to Yankees

NEW YORK — After the struggles he had against the Yankees on Thursday, Rays lefty Blake Snell was planning for a late night.Not out on the town trying to forget about it, mind you.Sitting in his room with his iPad watching video to lament and l...
Published: 06/14/18
Updated: 06/15/18
Rays journal: Nathan Eovaldi eager to face his former Yankees team on Friday

Rays journal: Nathan Eovaldi eager to face his former Yankees team on Friday

NEW YORK — Having spent the 2015-16 seasons with the Yankees, Nathan Eovaldi spent time before Thursday's game visiting with some of his former teammates.But by the time the Rays right-hander takes the mound against them Friday night, he said t...
Published: 06/14/18
Marc Topkin’s takeways from Thursday’s Rays-Yankees game

Marc Topkin’s takeways from Thursday’s Rays-Yankees game

By some standards, LHP Blake Snell didn't do that badly Thursday, allowing four runs over five innings, three on one swing. But how he got into the mess was walking four and throwing barely half his pitches for strikes (57 of 105).OF Carlos Gomez is ...
Published: 06/14/18
For starters: Rays at Yankees, looking to keep rolling

For starters: Rays at Yankees, looking to keep rolling

Coming off a three-game sweep of the Blue Jays and with wins in four of their last five games, the Rays open a daunting 16-game stretch of their schedule tonight in New York against the majors-best Yankees.The Rays will have their top starter, LHP Bl...
Published: 06/14/18