Inside Pitch Podcast

Inside Pitch Podcast

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.... Show More

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August 11, 2020 19 min
Steve Carney talks about Monday win in Boston and why it seems like the Rays and Red Sox always have to play these marathon games. Plus, could Major League Baseball hold their playoffs in a bubble location?
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The Rays went and took three of four games from the Yankees over the weekend, and Steve Carney discusses how Tampa Bay stood up to the team known for being a bully in the American League East. Plus, Doug Waechter of Fox Sports Sun joins him to talk about the upcoming ten-game road trip.
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Steve Carney discusses how many Rays fans thought there would be no way that the team would have an opportunity to finish off a series win over the Yankees with a victory, but that's exactly where they are after splitting Saturday's doubleheader.
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August 8, 2020 10 min
Steve Carney discusses the good and the better in Friday's 1-0 besting of the Yankees.
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With 20 percent of the season now in the books, you might think that seeing the New York Yankees coming to town with Masahiro Tanaka, Gerrit Cole, and James Paxton getting starts as a bad omen. But Steve Carney explains how the Rays can use this weekend and make it an advantage.
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August 6, 2020 11 min
The Rays have lost six of seven, and Steve Carney explains why fans may be jumping the gun in wanting to send catcher Mike Zunino packing as the scapegoat for the team's hitting woes.
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August 5, 2020 13 min
The Tampa Bay Rays not only saw their five-game losing streak come to an end against the Boston Red Sox Tuesday night, but Austin Meadows, making his 2020 season debut, was a big part in the victory. Plus, Steve wishes good luck to a member of the baseball reporting community who is on to his next chapter.
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August 4, 2020 16 min
Steve Carney explains why he believes the day off game at the exact right time for the Tampa Bay Rays as they get ready to start their next homestand taking on the Boston Red Sox. And we break down Derek Jeter's comments after the Miami Marlins owner finally broke his silence about his team's outbreak of COVID-19.
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August 3, 2020 11 min
Steve Carney talks about the three words you didn't want to hear on the last road trip for the Rays, and how the day off Monday could not have come at a better time.
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August 2, 2020 12 min
Steve Carney starts the show by going through Saturday's extra-inning loss in Baltimore, then talks about Kevan Smith passing protocols to be cleared from COVID-19 quarantine, and Austin Meadows being close to returning.
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August 1, 2020 17 min
Steve Carney discusses the additional COVID-19 positive tests for the St. Louis Cardinals, and his concern for those ancillary people who aren't making millions or billions for playing the game. He then goes through the frustrations of losing on the road to the Baltimore Orioles, and we hear Blake Snell talk about how frustrated he was giving up a pair of home runs on his fastball.
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July 31, 2020 13 min
Steve Carney starts today's show by discussing the latest teams that have postponed games due to one club having players test positive for COVID-19. He then gets into the Rays losing both games in Atlanta and fans getting on Kevin Kiermaier for a pair of blunders.
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July 30, 2020 13 min
Steve Carney starts today's show by discussing Wednesday's loss in Atlanta, and then details some of the changes both on and off the field Major League Baseball is looking to make for 2020
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July 29, 2020 11 min
The Rays finish off their first homestand of the year 4-1 after sweeping the Braves in a two-game series. Steve Carney talks about all the good points he saw in Tuesday's win, but also points out that the real challenges for the team start today with their first road trip.
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July 28, 2020 12 min
Steve Carney starts with the latest from Philadelphia on the Miami Marlins and their outbreak of coronavirus. Then, we get into Monday night's win over the Braves that was such a beat down that it cost starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz his job.
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July 27, 2020 12 min
Steve Carney should be talking about the Rays playing in their first game with the Texas Tiebreaker and coming back to win 6-5 over the Blue Jays Sunday. But instead, he's forced to wonder whether Major League Baseball will be able to finish their season after 12 Marlins players tested positive for COVID-19 after their weekend series in Philadelphia.
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July 26, 2020 15 min
The Rays bounce back for a win over the Blue Jays Saturday, and Steve Carney discusses Ryan Yarbrough's command and Ji-Man Choi's plate acumen as a leadoff hitter. Also, Ryan Thompson tells us which of his teammates didn't know he was allowed to bring a moistened rag to the mound this year.
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July 25, 2020 13 min
The Tampa Bay Rays 2020 season didn't get off to the best start as Charlie Morton dropped a 6-1 decision to the Blue Jays. Steve Carney discusses the good, the bad, and the ugly for Opening Day. Steve also explains how the Texas Tiebreaker didn't work out nearly like he expected, and Anthony Rizzo pulls off the "hidden sanitizer" trick!
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July 24, 2020 24 min
We get ready for a baseball game that actually counts in the standings for the first time in 288 days! Steve Carney starts by breaking down the 30-man Opening Day roster, including the decisions that may leave you scratching your head. We also hear from Rays president Brian Auld, who sat down with Tom Krasniqi Thursday morning.
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July 23, 2020 18 min
Nearly four months after when the regular season was supposed to begin, Steve Carney finally gets to answer your questions with the first mailbag show of the year. Among the topics are Austin Meadows' diagnosis with coronavirus, Blake Snell's command, and how Yoshi Tsutsugo will handle his first year playing baseball in America,
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