Injuries are unfortunately a major part of sports, and sometimes that goes beyond just the athletes. Tampa Bay Rays pitching coach Kyle Snyder injured himself while walking out for a mound visit with pitcher Shane McClanahan during Saturday's loss to the Detroit Tigers. After Snyder returned to the dugout, manager Kevin Cash had to take over for the visit.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Shane McClanahan has become the best pitcher in the American League practically overnight. He's gone from the 31st overall pick in 2018 to a dominant 25-year-old left-hander who sparkles practically every outing on the mound for the Tampa Bay Rays. McClanahan, who's back on the...
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Left-hander Shane McClanahan, who started the All-Star Game for the American League, received his first look at the Guardians on Sunday afternoon at Tropicana Field. It’s safe to say he didn’t enjoy the meet and greet. The Guardians scored five runs and knocked McClanahan out...
ST. PETERSBURG — Left-hander Shane McClanahan didn’t have his All-Star form Sunday afternoon and the Rays offered no other answers in a 5-3 defeat against the Cleveland Guardians before 18,023 fans at Tropicana Field. McClanahan (10-4) lasted just 4 1/3 innings — his shortest outing since opening day...
ST. PETERSBURG — Shane McClanahan doesn’t get what the fuss is all about. He has heard Rays manager Kevin Cash and pitching coach Kyle Snyder share concerns over his workload for his first full season in the majors. And he has seen them show it by taking him out of games sooner than he would prefer, including after 81 pitches over seven innings in his last start Tuesday, which was coming off his All-Star Game outing and extra days off.
It happens every year. You're cruising along without a care in the world when, suddenly, your best pitcher ... just stops pitching. OK, so full shutdowns are no longer as common a method of innings management as skipped turns and early hooks, but teams that fall out the race are still known to hit the brakes from time to time. The bottom line is that you want to be prepared. The start of the second half is a good time to take stock of where younger pitchers are with their innings and potentially make some moves before the curtailing begins en masse.
The Orioles, who are 3 ½ games out of the final American League playoff spot, could move over the .500 mark tonight with a win as they continue their seven-game homestand. They beat the Rays 5-1 last night and host the second of a four-game series tonight. The Orioles...
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles prediction and odds, Tue., 7/26: Shane McClanahan gets first post-All-Star start
The Baltimore Orioles will look to move a game over .500 when they face the visiting Tampa Bay Rays for the second straight night on Tuesday. The Orioles, who went 1-18 against the Rays last year, have found a bit of success against Tampa Bay this season. While the Rays have won seven of the teams' 13 meetings, Baltimore has won six of the squads' past 10 meetings since the Rays' season-opening, three-game sweep in Florida.