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Smyly out to continue K's run vs. Dodgers

The Dodgers and Rays have an all-lefty match-up for the second consecutive game, as Alex Wood faces Drew Smyly in the series finale at Tropicana Field on Wednesday at 7:10 p.m. ET.
1 day ago

Hard-luck Smyly closes dominant month strong

Drew Smyly has little to show for April, a month in which he has clearly been the Rays' best starter.
4 days ago

Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays game preview

Not only is reigning AL MVP Josh Donaldson outstanding against left-handed pitchers, he's facing one Friday night that he has enjoyed success against.The slugger homered earlier this month against Tampa Bay Rays starter Drew Smyly as his Toronto Blue Jays open a three-game series at Tropicana Field.Donaldson is tied for third in the AL with a .421 average off lefties and sports a...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Smyly Is a Strikeout Machine

Back when the Rays finally got around to trading David Price, they took an awful lot of heat for the return. It’s not that the package was bad — it was that it appeared insufficient, to many observers. The argument in support of the Rays focused on the idea of surplus value. Willy Adames looked like a promising low-level prospect. Nick Franklin seemed useful, and Drew Smyly was...
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Smyly continues stretch of strong starts

Coming off an eight-inning, one-hit, 11-strikeout performance against the Red Sox on Tuesday, Drew Smyly was sharp yet again in Sunday's 8-1 Rays win against the Yankees, tossing seven innings of one-run ball, striking out six and allowing six hits.
9 days ago

Drew Smyly dominates, Rays score in 10th to beat Red Sox in opener

BOSTON (AP) -- Drew Smyly and the Rays bullpen held the Red Sox to one hit, Kevin Kiermaier hit a solo home run in the 10th and Tampa Bay beat Boston 3-0 on Tuesday night for its third straight win.Smyly allowed one hit over eight innings and struck out 11 for the second straight start.Smyly was in a pitching duel with Boston's bullpen after starter Joe Kelly left in the first inning...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Smyly beats Rays in season's first arbitration hearing

PHOENIX -- Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Drew Smyly has won baseball's first salary arbitration case this year.The three-person panel decided Thursday in Smyly's favor.The 26-year-old lefty asked arbitrators Elizabeth Neumeier, Andrew Strongin and Phillip LaPorte for a raise from $2.65 million to $3.75 million during a hearing Wednesday. The Rays argued for $3.2 million.Smyly was 5-2 with...
Via Associated Press
February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Drew Smyly and Tampa Bay Rays argue 1st MLB salary arbitration case of year

PHOENIX — Drew Smyly and the Tampa Bay Rays argued baseball's first salary arbitration case this year on Wednesday.The 26-year-old left-hander asked arbitrators Elizabeth Neumeier, Andrew Strongin and Phillip LaPorte for a raise from $2.65 million to $3.75 million during a hearing Wednesday. The Rays argued for $3.2 million.A decision is expected on Thursday.Smyly was 5-2 with...
Via Associated Press
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Mechanics tweak has Tigers' Smyly at top of his game

DETROIT -- Drew Smyly has never looked this efficient and dominant at the same time. The Detroit Tigers left-hander has carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning of his last two starts. Can he do that for a third consecutive start? "I hope so," said Smyly, whose next start is Thursday afternoon against the Chicago White Sox. "We'll see." Then he joked that "together" the beginning...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Smyly looks to bounce back from shortest start of career Friday

The Detroit Tigers are thriving in nearly every facet of late, but their rotation has been particularly outstanding. The same can't be said of Drew Smyly's latest outing. Smyly looks to bounce back from the shortest start of his career and help the Tigers to a six-game home winning streak Friday night against the Tampa Bay Rays. Detroit (48-34) is atop the AL Central by five games...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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