Player News - Rays

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Drew Smyly yielded three runs in five innings Monday in a loss to the White Sox.

It's the home run ball that's been Smyly;s bugaboo all season long, but he went without allowing a bomb for the first time in eight starts tonight and still wasn't very good. Someone with a 167/49 K/BB ratio in 175 innings should have a much better ERA than 4.88, which is where Smyly stands now.
Sep 26 - 11:59 PM

Kevin Kiermaier (hand) hopes to return to the starting lineup on Tuesday.

Kiermaier was hit in the hand by a pitch on Sunday and has been dealing with more soreness than originally expected. The hope is that some rest and treatment will do the trick.
Sep 26 - 6:12 PM

Kevin Kiermaier is not in Monday's lineup against the White Sox.

Kiermaier was hit in the hand by a pitch on Sunday and needs at least another day to recover. Mikie Mahtook will start in center field while Jaff Decker will play right.
Sep 26 - 5:22 PM

Jake Odorizzi had his shortest outing of the season Sunday, lasting just three innings while allowing two runs in a no-decision versus the Red Sox.

He was lucky to permit just the two runs, as Odorizzi yielded four hits and three walked while throwing a whopping 84 pitches over his three frames. It's a hard one for his fantasy owners to swollen as they come down the stretch, but the matchup was certainly a difficult one. Odorizzi has been excellent overall in the second half (2.81 ERA) and should be better next weekend in Texas.
Sep 25 - 5:16 PM

Logan Forsythe hit his 20th home run of the season in Saturday's loss to the Red Sox.

He got there in legitimate fashion, taking all-everything closer Craig Kimbrel deep for a solo shot in the ninth inning. It's the first time in Forsythe's career that he's hit 20 homers in a season. The 29-year-old is batting .274/.344/.464 with 52 RBI, 75 runs scored and six steals to date.
Sep 24 - 10:40 PM

Brad Miller hit a two-run double and scored a run against the Red Sox on Saturday.

Miller finished the game 1-for-3 with the run-scoring double in the third inning. The 26-year-old has had a ridiculously productive season in 2016, swatting 30 homers with 80 RBI and 71 runs scored in 145 games. Miller is batting .250/.309/.498 overall.
Sep 24 - 10:38 PM

Matt Andriese limited the Red Sox to two runs over six innings in a no-decision Saturday.

Andriese put the Rays in a position to win, and he actually left with the lead, but the bullpen wasn't able to seal the deal to get the right-hander his ninth win. Andriese yielded just four hits and a walk while striking out five in his six innings. The 27-year-old has now turned in three straight starts allowing two runs or fewer. He'll take his last turn of the season Thursday against the White Sox.
Sep 24 - 10:24 PM

Chris Archer surrendered two runs in six innings Friday in a loss to the Red Sox.

Archer served up a two-run homer to David Ortiz in the first inning, which was ultimately enough to put him in line for his 19th loss. He struck out seven and walked a pair and now has 228 strikeouts in 194 2/3 innings to go along with a 4.02 ERA. He’s looked a lot more like himself in the second half.
Sep 23 - 10:12 PM

Mikie Mahtook went 2-for-4 with a solo homer against the Red Sox on Friday.

Mahtook’s second-inning homer against Drew Pomeranz was the only offense of the night for the Rays. The 26-year-old is seeing most of the playing time in right field with Steven Souza and Nick Franklin sidelined, but there’s not much to get excited about in fantasy leagues here. Mahtook is batting just .182/.226/.253 with two homers and 10 RBI over 57 games this season.
Sep 23 - 10:10 PM

Blake Snell threw five shutout innings and the Rays blanked the Yankees 2-0 on Thursday.

Snell scattered five hits and walked three, using six strikeouts to steer clear of any damage. The 23-year-old rookie has been the picture of inconsistency this year, but at the end of the day he's 6-8 with a 3.65 ERA through 18 starts. That's not too shabby in a tough AL East. Snell has at least one more start left in him before he calls it a year, and he'll take on the White Sox his next time out.
Sep 22 - 10:31 PM

Corey Dickerson hit his 23rd home run of the season in Thursday's win over the Yankees.

Dickerson's solo shot off Luis Cessa in the sixth inning provided a little insurance for the Rays in their 2-0 victory. He's now homered in two straight games and three of his last four, looking to end the year on a high note after a rough start in Tampa. The 27-year-old is hitting .244/.288/.475 with those 23 homers, 65 RBI and 55 runs scored overall.
Sep 22 - 10:20 PM

Alex Colome was asked to get four outs on Thursday, finishing off the Yankees for his 35th save of the season.

The Rays went a little unorthodox in the game, using just one reliever to bridge the gap between starter Blake Snell and Colome, so he was tasked with doing a little more than usual. He obliged, getting the third out in the eighth before working around a leadoff single to close out the Yanks in the ninth. Colome now has a shiny 1.88 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 66/15 K/BB ratio in 52 2/3 innings.
Sep 22 - 10:10 PM

Nick Franklin (hamstring) popped out as a pinch-hitter on Wednesday versus the Yankees.

Franklin had been inactive for six straight days because of a moderate left hamstring strain. He probably isn't going to make many starts over the Rays' final 11 regular-season games.
Sep 22 - 9:06 AM

Alex Cobb got taken out behind the woodshed on Wednesday as he was whipped for seven runs in just 1 1/3 innings in a loss to the Yankees.

New York's batters had no trouble squaring up his pitches tonight. He gave up nine hits and a walk while retiring only four batters -- two via the strikeout. He was making his fourth start of the season. He entered the game with a 3.06 ERA and doubled it in a hurry, departing with a 6.16 ERA. He missed all of last year and most of this year recovering from arm surgery.
Sep 21 - 10:45 PM

Brad Miller smoked a pair of solo home runs on Wednesday to lift his total to 30 longballs on the season.

His previous career high was 11. His first homer came in the middle of back-to-back-to-back jacks off Masahiro Tanaka in the third inning. He went deep again with the bases empty in the eighth inning. Miller has a .249 batting average with 77 RBI and the 30 homers. He has had an unexpectedly productive season for a guy who could be obtained for nothing early in the season.
Sep 21 - 10:35 PM


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