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That's Amaury's News and Commentary podcast: Yankees look for more pitching to get past Rays; A's-O's series could feature close games; plus more Photo credit: @NewsdaySports. That's Amaury's News and Commentary podcast:. #1 The New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is actively going shopping looking for pitching. One of the strong prospects of winning in the postseason is good pitching.

The Yankees out-innovated the Rays by using just one pitcher for an entire game While the game was in itself thrilling, the real story of the night was how a starter who has been struggling with a less-than-stellar ERA for his past three games, managed to stuff and fluff a team that is known for using an "opener" strategy, a pitching strategy they started during the 2018 season and decided to stick with this year.

Rays 6/18/19 pregame notes; on Alvarado, Duffy, and Glasnow After a 3-0 loss to the New York Yankees on Monday, the Tampa Bay Rays look to bounce back tonight in the Bronx. Tampa Bay enters play at 42-28 on the season and 1-1/2 games back of the Yankees in the AL East.

Rays recall RHP Andrew Kittredge, option RHP Jake Faria The Tampa Bay Rays have selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Andrew Kittredge from Triple-A Durham, and have optioned right-handed pitcher Jake Faria to the minor leagues.

Rays Select Contract Of Andrew Kittredge The Rays have selected the contract of righty Andrew Kittredge, Juan Toribio of MLB.com was among those to tweet. He'll take the active roster spot of fellow reliever Jake Faria, who was optioned down to Triple-A. Kittredge, 29, had posted strong results in the upper minors and in a 2017 MLB debut.

Rays vs. Yankees pitcher breakdown Earlier today, we had part one of this series, so check that out for any details. On to the matchups. SP1: Blake Snell vs Masahiro Tanaka. Snell is having an interesting follow-up to his 2018 Cy Young. His xFIP is actually lower than last year, but his ERA is nearly twice what it was in 2018.

Checking in on the Evan Longoria trade Interestingly, Longoria was outspoken about his defiance to draw walks, saying that trying to take pitches only resulted in him getting in worse counts. For his career, Longoria has never been a huge on-base guy, but his.281 OBP in '18 put him in Billy Hamilton territory.

Rays Betting Series: Key terms and betting mechanics Throughout the 2019 season, and with the expansion of legal sports betting in the United States, we will check in on some Rays-centric betting tips for upcoming games and series, and look at bigger trends in the sports betting world, writ large. I must emphasize that this column is most meant for fun.

The Greatest Game I remember the first time I fell in love. Before Kelly Kapowski, Power Rangers, or Pokémon, I was introduced to the game of baseball. I have never known a time in my life where the game of baseball wasn't my favorite sport. Yes, football, basketball, and soccer are enjoyable but for me there is something different about the game called baseball.

Rays Trade Target: Stephen Strasburg??? And as we learned with Cliff Lee, failing to get the best pitcher available runs the risk of having to face that very same pitcher in the playoffs. If the Cliff Lee trade is your guide, it's an ugly one. The Mariners procured Baseball America's No.

Rays vs. Yankees batter-by-batter breakdown Sure, the actual games are what matters, but how about a position-by-position Battle Royale on paper.

View from the Catwalk: Tanaka continues to be a riddle the Rays can’t solve But the Rays look to bounce back tonight.

Baseball Report: MLB On Pace To Smash Season Home Run Record MLB On Pace To Break Home Run Record. For all the hand-wringing over pitcher dominance, MLB teams have hit total of 2,911 home runs so far this season through Monday. And the All-Star break is still three weeks away. The record is 6,105, set in 2017, and MLB is on track to blow by that total.

Rays prospects and minor leagues: Chris Betts win Midwest League Home Run Derby On a short slate Chris Betts stole the show by winning the Midwest League Home Run Derby. The Durham Bulls enjoyed a scheduled day off. The Montgomery Biscuits enjoyed a schedule day off. The Charlotte Stone Crabs scheduled game against the Fort Myers Miracle was postponed due to rain.

Three "Openers" That Are Worth A Look In Fantasy Leagues The "opener" has slowly begun to take over baseball. Its purpose is to start a high-leverage reliever and let him throw for an inning or two so that your starter doesn't have to face the opposing lineup more than twice. Let's get into it. Ryne Stanek, TBR It would be wrong for Stanek to not be the first name on this list.

Yankees @ Rays Good pitching keeps you in games. Great pitching wins you games. Tonight we saw great pitching, folks. The Yankee offense, other than a pair of homers, was pretty quiet tonight, mustering up three runs versus Tampa. But Masahiro Tanaka, knowing it was a fairly big time against the first place Rays, wasn't screwing around tonight.

Rays 0, Yankees 3: Masahiro Tanaka throws a complete game shutout in the series opener For the third time this season, Tanaka shut down the Rays, with a complete game shutout topping off his trifecta of quality starts.

Minnesota Twins Still Hot in Latest MLB Edition of the Rich 10 70 games into the season and the Twins are still the best team in baseball. They are on track to smash their franchise record for wins in a single season that was set in 1965 when they went 102-60. Minnesota has the best batting average at the moment, the most home runs, and the third-highest on-base percentage in the MLB.

A Negro League player from Tampa is gone, but he leaves an important legacy behind "Bob wrote a letter to me and made me aware of how Negro League players had been unfairly treated, and we ended up meeting and I eventually made a number of speeches about this," Nelson said. "We kept getting the run-around from baseball until, all of the sudden, Selig was set to appear before Congress to talk about doping issues in sports.

Yandy Diaz on Tampa Bay's bench Monday Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Yandy Diaz is not starting in Monday's series opener versus right-hander Masahiro Tanaka and the New York Yankees.

Losing Edwin Encarnación suggests the Rays are still not willing to spend This is the third time this season the Rays have come up short on a superstar.

TNWN: Rays vs Yankees ― yet another series preview After defeating the Los Angeles Angels 6-5 on Sunday, allowing Tampa Bay to earn a series split, the Rays hit the road for a 10-game, 11-day road trip. First stop the Bronx, where they'll face the first-place Yankees. The Yankees are coming off a series split against the White Sox.

Tampa Bay Rays news and links: Battle for first After earning a split with a rare one-run getaway day victory on Sunday, the Tampa Bay Rays head off to The Big Apple for yet another series with the Yankees that will determine first place in the AL East. It's only mid-June, and it feels like we've already had a half dozen of these series.

Rays prospects and minor leagues: Padlo stays hot in Biscuits win Anyone who reads the comments here every day knows I'm not the first person who's made this observation, but Kevin Padlo has been swinging a hot bat for a while now. Through 18 games, he had a.521 OPS. Now, he's batting.250/.386/.520.

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