In this edition of Rays Roundup: It's officially Godzilla time in St. Petersburg as Japanese star Hideki Matsui gets set to join Rays, a great pitching performance by Matt Moore is overshadowed by Chicago's Chris Sale, Jose Lobaton is back from the disabled list and Desmond Jennings continues to make progress in his recovery from a knee sprain. All of that and more inside.
May 29, 2012
In this edition of Rays Roundup: Carlos Pena and the Rays literally run into bad luck in Sunday's loss to the Braves, Jeff Keppinger has a right foot injury that has required him to wear a walking boot, Alex Cobb remains calm and confident in his 2012 debut and Matt Joyce his his third career grand slam. All of that plus the latest on all of the injured Rays inside.
May 21, 2012
Rays spring training camp has been filled with minor and fluke injuries and it is beginning to take it's toll on the club and their Opening Day plans. Also inside: Reid Brignac may be sidelined to start the season, the final bullpen spot seems to come down to Brandon Gomes or Burke Badenhop, prospect Matt Bush is arrested for DUI-related charges and Tim Beckham is edging closer to the majors.
March 25, 2012
Brian Lawrence gives up 10 hits in a Portland loss. San Antonio clinched the first half division title. The All-Stars were on display in Lake Elsinore and for Fort Wayne. Bo Davis has a solid debut and Chris Fetter takes the hill in an Emeralds loss. Jon Berger takes the loss in the desert, as the AZL Padres get shutout again. Juan Herrera pitches a gem in the DSL but the squad loses.
June 23, 2009
Josh Banks continues to perform admirably in Portland. Ernesto Frieri and Tim Stauffer completed the Missions seventh shutout. Ali Solis has become an RBI machine and Bryan Oland is money as the closer. Fort Wayne whittles their magic number to two with a strong Anthony Bass performance. The DSL Padres are pounded 12-1, as Rudi Andujar struggles yet again.
June 13, 2009
Sean Kazmar has a pair of hits and a pair of RBI while Matt Buschmann is sharp in a daytime affair. Five Storm players make the All-Star squad and Brad Chalk delivers a game-winner after another solid Jeremy McBryde outing. Kevin Hansen and Dan Robertson combine to knock in four. Rayner Contreras has a big day in the DSL and Esteban Javier looks sharp.
June 9, 2009
Jose Lobaton is past .200 for the first time all year. Mat Latos dominates over seven innings while Mike Baxter provides a dangerous stick. Jeremy Hefner has a bounce back outing while Logan Forsythe delivers clutch hits. Simon Castro and Eduardo Perez have tough outings.
May 29, 2009