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2020 World Series Preview + Predictions

Reading Time: 3 minutesFor the first time since 2013, the two best teams in each league will play in the World Series and according to Vegas, it’s David vs. Goliath. The mighty Los Angeles Dodgers, with pockets deeper than the ocean, talent filling every position on the roster and hungry to avenge the playoff failures of the last 30 years are heavily favored to capture the franchise’s first championship since 1988. On the other side from the American League comes the small market Tampa Bay Rays, whom have made up their squad with the 28th lowest payroll in baseball...

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Yankees Close Their Season In ALDS Game 5 Heartbreaker Against Tampa Bay

Reading Time: 6 minutes The American League Divisional Series is here. The New York Yankees head to the neutral site in San Diego, California to face their in-division AL East rival Tampa Bay Rays for a trip to the ALCS. In the regular season, Tampa Bay owned New York as they led the season series 8-2. In this elimination playoff series, the keys for New York to swing the tides will be the pitching. We all know the offense is more than capable of putting ugly numbers on the board, but if the pitching staff can withstand the best...

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Around The Diamond: Rays History, Impressive Rookies, Who’s Hot

Reading Time: 3 minutesRays Write MLB History Since the start of the 2020 season, the Tampa Bay Rays’ offensive production has cooled off and has been in a slump of recent. In search of an offensive spark, Manager Kevin Cash started an unorthodox lineup consisting of all left-handed hitters. Cash, known to heavily rely on analytics, started an all left-handed hitter lineup against Boston’s right-handed pitcher Andrew Triggs. Having nine left handers in the lineup was a first in modern Major League history. Cash’s bet against the odds landed  Tampa’s favor as they tallied 12 hits in an 11-1...

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Yankees Fall Flat Footed Against Rays And Finish Season Series 2-8

Reading Time: 4 minutesBatting for the last time in the 2020 season, the Tampa Bay Rays travel to New York for a three-game set. The top of the AL East battles it out in The Bronx. Both sides hungry for a series win, the must-watch series will begin with a pair of aces on the rubber: Tyler Glasnow and Gerrit Cole. Play ball! Game 1 Final: Rays 5, Yankees 3 Probables: Tyler Glasnow (1-1, 5.14 ERA) vs Gerrit Cole (4-1, 3.51 ERA) Win / Loss / Save: TB – Glasnow (2-1) / NYY – Cole (4-2) / Castillo (3) Facing...

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Yankees Fall Short To Tampa Bay In Three Games: Look To Bounce Back In Subway Series Matchup Against Mets

Reading Time: 5 minutesLooking to extend and add onto their ten (!) game win streak, the New York Yankees host the Tampa Bay Rays for a three game set in The Bronx. For the second time this season, the top-two AL East teams collide. Falling short three games to one in Tampa Bay, New York looks to bounce back and even the matchup with a series win. Both sides ready for action in The Bronx, there’s nothing more left to say then, play ball. Game 1 Final: Rays 6, Yankees 3 Probables: Blake Snell (2-2, 3.28 ERA) vs Masahiro Tanaka (2-1...

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