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A daily look at the Tampa Bay Rays, with news and events that affect both the team and Major League Baseball. The show drops at 11:00 every day, and is hosted by 95.3 WDAE Rays Insider Steve Carney.


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2020 Post Mortem And A Major Announcement

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2020 47:44

After the Rays fell in six games in the World Series, Steve Carney discussed what went wrong in the final games of 2020, and why despite not winning a title, you have to consider the year a major accomplishment. Plus, a big announcement.

A Stumble Out The Gate

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2020 21:35

The Rays drop Game 1 of the World Series to the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Steve Carney is here to take your comments and give you his thoughts for Game 2.

The Rays Win The Pennant

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2020 26:14

The Rays advance to the World Series for the second time in franchise history, and Steve Carney stayed up late and enjoyed a glass of bourbon while taking your comments and questions on Facebook.

We'll Play A Sixth Game

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2020 23:21

Steve Carney breaks down the Rays Game 5 loss, and explain why even though they've dropped two straight, they have a great advantage to still win the ALCS.

Astros Keep Rays From Sweeping ALCS

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2020 24:12

Steve Carney discusses the Astros staving off elimination by beating the Rays in Game 4 of the ALCS.

On The Brink Of The World Series

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2020 27:51

Steve Carney breaks down the Rays' Game 3 win over the Houston Astros in the American League Championship Series, and takes your thoughts and comments on being one win away from the World Series.

Seven Down, Six To Go

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2020 25:40

Steve Carney breaks down Game 2 of the ALCS.

Live After The Rays Win Game 1

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2020 21:24

Steve Carney went live on 95.3 WDAE's Facebook page after the Rays held on for a 2-1 win over the Astros and took your questions and comments.

Get Ready For The ALCS

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2020 19:21

Steve Carney gives one final look back at the job the pitching staff did to get through Game 5 of the ALDS with a win, and Blake Snell gives you his thoughts as he gets ready to start Game 1 of the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros tonight.

Putting A Bow On The ALDS

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2020 12:05

The Rya shave sent the New Yprk Yankees back east for the winter, and Steve Carney explains why everything that has occurred had to happen in the manner it has for this team and you, their fans.

You Didn't Think It Was Going To Be Easy, Did You?

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2020 9:16

It's do-or-die time for the Rays as they'll play a fifth and deciding game against the New York Yankees tonight in the ALDS. Steve Carney tells you what to expect from Tampa Bay.

What To Expect On Eliminatio Day

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2020 8:42

With the Tampa Bay Rays pushing the New York Yankees to the brink of elimination, Steve Carney discusses what you're likely to see from both sides in tonight's crucial fourth game of the American League Division Series

Looking At It One Game At A Time

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2020 10:00

The Rays tied up the American League Division Series with the Yankees by taking Game 2, but the national media is focusing on the Yankees. Steve Carney tells you why that's a good thing. Plus, hear from reliever Nick Anderson on how he looks at the series now that it's down to a best-of-three.

Disappointment In Game 1

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2020 9:22

Steve Carney knows that Rays fans were rightfully concerned about seeing Gerrit Cole start for the Yankees in Game 1 of the American League Division Series, and are disappointed to be down 1-0 in the best-of-five series. But he explains how Tampa Bay nearly got Cole out of the game early, and now Tampa Bay knows the gloves are off against New York.

Start The Drama

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2020 8:40

The Rays and the New York Yankees start the American League Division Series this evening in San Diego. Steve Carney talks about the drama that's about to unfold between two teams that do not like each other, and we hear from Game 1 starter Blake Snell about being in the same hotel as the Yankees.

MLB Couldn't Have Scripted The ALDS Better

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2020 8:39

Steve Carney discusses the two American League Division Series matchups and how Major League Baseball would have wanted these four teams going after each other in the playoffs

Unlikely Heroes Step Up

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2020 7:51

Steve Carney discusses how in the Rays’ Game 1 win over Toronto they not only got their best player to be their best player, but also how one player who was no expected to provide a boost brought them to the brink of sweeping the series.

Playoffs Get Started And My Awards Ballot Is In

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2020 15:30

Steve Carney talks wild card homefield advantage, or lack thereof, with Game 1 starter Blake Snell, outfielder Kevin Kiermaier and second baseman Brandon Lowe. Plus, the BBWAA awards ballots are due today, and while Steve doesn't have a vote, it doesn't mean he hasn't put together a ballot for you to scrutinize.

Making The Best Of A Weird Year

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2020 10:16

With the regular season officially in the rear-view mirror, Steve Carney gives some love to those who helped everyone get through a pandemic-filled season virus-free!

A Crazy Final Day

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2020 8:53

We've reached Game 60 of the 2020 season, and Steve Carney breaks down what's left to play for. Also, the schedules for the American League Wild Card will be announced today, and we discuss the pros and cons of playing the Yankees and Blue Jays when it comes to TV time.

"The Most Underrated Player In Baseball"

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2020 12:37

Steve Carney spends today's episode discussing the spectacular eighth inning had by Joey Wendle in Friday night's win over the Phillies. We hear from Wendle, outfielder Brett Phillips and manager Kevin Cash, and discuss Kevin Kiermaier's praise on social media of the Tampa Bay second baseman.

The Final Weekend

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2020 8:25

The Rays wrap up the 2020 season with a weekend series against the Philadelphia Phillies. Steve Carney breaks down why this weekend should be exciting even with the Rays having wrapped up the American League East and with one more win, the top seed in the entire American League.

Party On, Rays!

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2020 9:08

Tampa Bay clinches its first division title in ten years. Steve Carney gives you his favorite clubhouse celebration story, and asks outfielder Kevin Kiermaier about how the 2020 club overcame all the obstacles to win 20 of its final 26 games away from the Trop.

What's Wrong With Blake Snell?

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2020 10:28

Steve Carney talks about the former Cy Young Award winner's season and what he believes the left-hander can do to be ready for the 2020 Wild Card round

Did The Rays Just Beat Jacob deGrom?

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2020 7:02

Steve Carney asks you if you believed the Rays would be able to beat the two-time defending National League Cy Young Award winner, plus we hear from Nate Lowe on nearly running through a late stop sign from third base coach Rodney Linares.

Closing In On A Division Title

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2020 8:32

Steve Carney starts to break down the final week of the regular season, and how the players have to be sensing that a division title is within their grasp.

Marking Days Off On Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2020 8:10

The Rays continue to push toward a division title, and with the Yankees continuing to win, Tampa Bay keeps marking days off the calendar

Dealing With Unfamiliarity

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2020 9:55

It's been a tough first season in the US for Yoshi Tsutsugo, but Steve Carney points out why you should give the DH a pass on year 1.

Postseason Bound

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2020 8:57

Steve Carney describes the euphoria most Rays fans are feeling after Thursday's doubleheader sweep, and we hear from shortstop Willy Adames and first baseman Nate Lowe how this is just the first goal they have for 2020.

What's Wrong With Willy Adames' Bat?

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2020 8:38

Steve Carney tries to figure out just why the Rays shortstop is just 2 for his last 29 with 17 strikeouts.

Taking Advantage Of An Opportunity

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2020 9:40

Steve Carney talks about how injury has allowed Nate Lowe to show off how he can help the club in its playoff push. Also, baseball needs to be concerned with mother nature if it's planning a bubble for southern California.

Rays Look To Exact Payback

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2020 8:23

After being swept in the nation's capital last week, the Rays will look to pay back the Washington Nationals beginning tonight at the Trop. Plus, the latest on the proposed bubble for the playoffs.

Here Comes The Playoff Push

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2020 7:44

Steve Carney talks about the day off for the Rays and the final push for the postseason.

"You Can Only Go 1 For Your Next 1"

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2020 9:09

It's the 400th episode of The Inside Pitch Podcast! Steve Carney discusses getting out of a slump at the plate, and Nate Lowe, who hit a pair of home runs Friday night to get out of his, reveals the advice a brand new teammate gave him.

An Update On Your Rays Insider

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2020 8:08

Steve Carney fills you in on changes coming to The Inside Pitch Podcast

Trolls Have Returned

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2020 12:19

Steve Carney remarks at how quickly some of the keyboard warriors who love to bash the Tampa Bay Rays for every minor thing return when the team loses consecutive games for the first time in five weeks.

The Positives In Facing Max Scherzer

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2020 10:42

The Rays could not pull out a victory in Washington, DC facing the Nationals' ace, but Steve Carney says there are still plenty of positives that come from their matchup with Max Scherzer.

Welcome Home Brett Phillips

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2020 19:43

The Rays increase their lead in the American League East with a victory over the Marlins, and we hear from Seminole's Brett Phillips, who joined his hometown team Friday after being traded for at the deadline.

Weathering The Injury Storm

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2020 11:51

Steve Carney discusses how he feels the Tampa Bay Rays are poised to get some of the most important pieces they've lost to injury back soon, and how that could help propel them to a deep postseason run.

Excuses Excuses Excuses

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2020 19:58

Steve Carney debunks the reasons that Yankees fans like to give for why their team went 2-8 this year against the Rays

How You Deal With A Bully

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2020 12:39

Steve Carney talks about the shenanigans that went down in Tuesday's loss in the Bronx, and how he feels New York continues to act in that matter because they feel they won't be punished for it.

Rays Roll Over Cole And Trade Deadline Breakdown

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2020 14:55

The Rays continue their regular season dominance over the New York Yankees by handing Gerrit Cole his second consecutive loss. Steve Carney also discusses the Rays only move at the deadline and who was the "winner" in acquisitions

The Craziest Day Of The Year

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2020 19:23

Steve Carney goes through a wild weekend in South Florida, plus breaks down the three biggest names still available as we inch closer to the 4:00 pm trade deadline today.

On Thursday's Postponement

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2020 10:27

Steve Carney takes you through the timeline leading up to Thursday's game between the Rays and Orioles being postponed.

Another Call For Social Justice

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2020 19:57

Steve Carney starts today's show by discussing not Wednesday's win over the Baltimore Orioles, but just how close the Rays and Orioles may have come to not playing Wednesday after the shooting of Jacob Blake and the decision by the NBA and MLS to postpone most if not all of their games.

A 20th Game Won, A 10th Pitcher Lost

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2020 14:09

The Rays start a new series on their homestand with a win, defeating the Baltimore Orioles for their 20th victory on the year, but Jalen Beeks joins the ranks of the walking wounded in the process. Steve Carney brings up a familiar name to Rays fans who could be looking to make a comeback.

Must Happens For Second Half Of Season

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2020 14:43

Steve Carney breaks down Monday's loss to the Toronto Blue Jays, and he goes over three things he believes the Rays must have happen if they want to not only make the postseason but also have a chance at a deep playoff run.

Talking Superlatives On Halfway Day

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2020 28:13

Steve Carney breaks down Josh Fleming's major league debut leading to another win over the Blue Jays, plus with today being officially the midway point of the 2020 regular season, we get your superlatives on the year as well as those of Fox Sports Sun's Doug Waechter

Another Arm Down Can't Keep Rays From Retaking First Place

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2020 23:31

The Rays use an extra-inning victory over the Blue Jays to get back into first place in the American League East. Steve Carney breaks down Saturday's win, plus we hear from pitcher Josh Fleming, who will make his Major League debut starting Sunday's contest, and another reliever hits the injured list with an elbow issue, but it may not be as bad as you think.

Dropping Opener To Jays And First Deadline Trade Made

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2020 12:43

Tampa Bay's five-game winning streak comes to an end Friday in a 6-5 ten-inning defeat to Toronto. And we also discuss the first of what could be many deals made before the August 31 trade deadline

Nine Dash One

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2020 17:15

Steve Carney breaks down the Rays ten-game road trip they just completed going 9-1, and a listener e-mail about the trade deadline brings our first look at what Tampa Bay could be looking for in the next ten days.

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