Tigers hire Rob Metzler as new vice president, assistant GM
The Detroit Tigers have hired Rob Metzler as the organization’s new vice president and assistant general manager. Metzler joins the Tigers after spending the last 15 years with the Tampa Bay Rays, in which he spent the last seven as their senior director of amateur scouting. Working for the Rays, Metzler was instrumental in drafting 2022 All-Star Game starter Shane McClanahan, Nathaniel Lowe, Joe Ryan and Taylor Walls. “I hope all Tigers fans will join me in welcoming Rob and his family to our organization,” said Scott Harris, Detroit Tigers President of Baseball Operations. “This is a tremendous opportunity and I’m excited to work with Scott and the rest of our baseball operations staff,” Metzler said.mlive.com
Austin Meadows gets support from fans, Tigers teammates, baseball world
DETROIT -- One day after Detroit Tigers outfielder Austin Meadows shared his mental health struggles publicly for the first time, the support he’s received from around the baseball world has been heartening. Meadows has received overwhelming support on the social media accounts on which he posted a message about his struggles. Be well.”* “Do what you need to do Austin, Tigers’ fans are here for you.”* “You got this Austin! So his willingness to come out and talk about it is awesome and I hope it just spreads more awareness, not just in the baseball world, but to everyone.”Hinch said the baseball world and the world at large have grown in the way mental health is addressed. “The number one reason is that it’s important for Austin,” Hinch said.mlive.com
Rays run their way into another loss, this time to Royals in 10 innings
ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays got another impressive start Friday from Shane McClanahan, and their mostly usual strong bullpen work. They got a tying clutch hit from Randy Arozarena and created several other opportunities. But they lost — stop us if you’ve heard this before — because they can’t stop making outs on the bases. The final score was 3-2 Royals in 10 innings, the winning run coming on a ...news.yahoo.com
Rays pitching coach injured on visit to mound
The Tampa Bay Rays already have 15 players on the injured list. Now pitching coach Kyle Snyder might be on the shelf, too. Snyder injured himself walking toward the mound to visit ace Shane McClanahan during the seventh inning of a 9-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.news.yahoo.com
Tigers cap celebratory day with 9-1 romp over Rays
The Tigers (43-66) and Rays (57-50) play the series finale of the four-game series on Sunday afternoon. Willi Castro doubled and then scored on a single by Harold Castro (no relation). pic.twitter.com/Dt3q99ESQo — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) August 6, 2022The Tigers broke the game open with a five-run seventh, fueled by doubles by -- you guessed it -- Willi and Harold Castro, as well as a two-run double by Javier Baez. https://t.co/QPBEHKnbDC pic.twitter.com/T0MVZl9hu3 — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) August 7, 2022Tigers starter Garrett Hill allowed just one run in 5 2/3 innings. Box scoreUp nextThe Tigers and Rays wrap up their four-game series on Sunday at 1:40 p.m. Right-hander Matt Manning (0-0, 3.46 ERA) will pitch for the Tigers against Rays right-hander Drew Rasmussen (6-4, 3.06).mlive.com
Rays upend Tigers’ win streak in 8-1 rout
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays hit three home runs en route to a 8-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers at Tropicana Field on Tuesday night. The Tigers (13-24) snapped a four-game winning streak and have one more against the Rays (22-15) before a day off on Thursday. Jeimer Candelario’s third homer of the season was a 430-foot bomb to left off Rays lefty starter Shane McClanahan fastball. pic.twitter.com/LIcyr4YQnk — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) May 17, 2022But that was the only damage done in seven innings against Rays starter Shane McClanahan. Box scoreUp nextThe Tigers and Rays wrap up their three-game series on Wednesday at 1:10 p.m. Tigers lefty Eduardo Rodriguez (1-2, 3.72 ERA) will face Rays right-hander Drew Rasmussen (3-1, 2.67).mlive.com
Tigers at Tampa Bay Rays predictions, props and betting preview: Tuesday, 5/17
Detroit Tigers at Tampa Bay Rays oddsEven though the Tigers have hit their hottest streak of the season, they enter Tuesday night as a +220 underdog, while their run line (+1.5) has odds of +100. The Rays’ money line carries odds of -275, and their run line (-1.5) odds are -110. Detroit Tigers at Tampa Bay Rays run line prediction: Rays -1.5 (-110)Detroit took the opening game of this series on Monday night, thanks to a home run in the ninth inning from Harold Castro. We predict that the Rays will win and cover the -1.5 run line against the Tigers on Tuesday night. Detroit Tigers at Tampa Bay Rays total over/under prediction: Under 7 (-120)Unders have been common in MLB this season, but they have been even more prevalent with the Rays and Tigers.mlive.com
Irvin pitches into 7th, A's take 3 of 4 from Rays, 6-3
Cole Irvin pitched into the seventh inning,and the Oakland Athletics beat Tampa Bay 6-3 to take three of four from the Rays, Irvin allowed three runs and five hits in 6 1/3 innings as the rebuilding A’s under new manager Mark Kotsay improved to 4-3.
Springer, Valdéz help Astros top Rays 7-4, force ALCS Game 7
George Springer and José Altuve delivered big hits, Framber Valdéz pitched six brilliant innings and the Astros beat the Tampa Bay Rays for the third straight time, 7-4 Friday to force a deciding Game 7 of the AL Championship Series. Despite blowing a 3-0 series lead, they remain one win from the second World Series in franchise history — and one loss from joining the 2004 Yankees in ignominy. Game 7 on Saturday night will feature the pitchers who started and finished Houston’s Game 7 win against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2017 World Series. He has yet to win a World Series as a manager. As a player, he helped the Los Angeles Dodgers win four straight World Series games in 1981 after falling behind the New York Yankees 0-2.
Arozarena powers Rays past Yanks 8-4 for 2-1 lead in ALDS
(AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO – The Tampa Bay Rays are unanimous in their praise of Randy Arozarena, who is living up to his nickname, “The Cuban Rocket." Arozarena hit a shot deep to left leading off the fifth Wednesday night to chase Masahiro Tanaka and give Tampa Bay a 5-1 lead. The Rays took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five Division Series. On Tuesday night, Rays starter Tyler Glasnow called Arozarena “the best baseball player on earth right now. He lasted two-thirds of an inning against the Rays on Sept. 2, allowing two-run homers to Arozarena and Mike Brosseau.
Playoff experience: 3 make MLB debuts in 2020 postseason
(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)It's normal for a baseball player to dream of making his big league debut or pitching in the postseason. He became the fifth player in the modern era to make his big league debut in a postseason game — and three of those newcomers did it this year. The Padres lost 5-1, but it was scoreless when Weathers came in — a reasonably high-pressure situation, compared to other players who made their debuts in the postseason. In 2015, Adalberto Mondesi made his debut for Kansas City in Game 3 of the World Series. "He’s here to play, and that’s why we carried him on this roster.”McClanahan's debut came in Game 1 of the AL Division Series on Monday night.