• by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Rays' Steven Geltz takes loss in relief

    Rays reliever Steven Geltz gave up a double and two singles in four batters faced to take the loss against Boston on Friday. Geltz gave up his first run in 11 appearances. He had previously given up just one hit in the last nine games pitched. He falls to 1-3 on the season.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Rays RP Steven Geltz's streak of consecutive outs ends at 32

    Rays reliever Steven Geltz pushed his franchise-best streak of consecutive batters retired to 32 before he allowed a one-out single to Ezequiel Carrera in the 11th inning Wednesday against the Blue Jays. "Extra innings, just trying to get outs," he said, per The Tampa Tribune. "It was a great run. Defense is the whole reason I got this far." The right-hander struck out three batters in two innings of work Wednesday. He has not allowed a run in his last 11 innings.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Rays RP Steven Geltz pushes streak to 28 consecutive outs

    After retiring the side in order in the ninth inning Monday against the Blue Jays, Rays reliever Steven Geltz has now retired the last 28 batters he has faced. "It's pretty special just to be able to do something like that," Geltz said, per The Tampa Tribune. Geltz bested the previous team record of 26 consecutive batters retired by Kyle Farnsworth, who accomplished the feat in 2011. "All the credit goes to the guys behind me," he said. "It wouldn't be possible without them making plays. I didn't go out there and strike out 28 guys, so it's all credit to them. Being able to have that confidence that they're behind me making plays, it makes it that much easier."

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Rays' Steven Geltz starts, Matt Andriese gets win vs. Nationals

    Rays reliever Steven Geltz started Wednesday's 5-0 win over the Nationals and went two innings. He did not allow a hit and struck out one batter. Matt Andriese relieved him and went four innings and gave up two hits, the only ones the Nationals got all game. Geltz now has a 2.45 ERA and Andriese has a 3.26 ERA.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Rays relief pitcher Steven Geltz will start against Nationals

    Rays relief pitcher Steven Geltz will start Wednesday's game against the Nationals over projected starter Matt Andriese, The Tampa Bay Times is reporting. Geltz will get the nod in what is being considered a Bullpen Day, where as a reliever he gets the start and depending on how he throws during the first few innings he will be evaluated to see how long he can stay in the game. Andriese is still expected to pitch on Wednesday and can be available to relieve Geltz. Geltz (1-2) has a 2.63 ERA with 30 strikeouts in 27 1/3 innings this season.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Rays' Steven Geltz earns second save Wednesday

    Rays pitcher Steven Geltz picked up his second save on Wednesday, walking a batter but recording the final two outs in his team's 6-5, 10-inning win over the Angels. Closer Brad Boxberger blew a save opportunity for the first time this season in the ninth inning, and after throwing 32 pitches in the frame, there was no question about leaving him in to get more than three outs. After Xavier Cedeno retired the first batter of the inning, Geltz came in and immediately walked a batter before recording a pair of outs. Geltz owns a 2.95 ERA and 25:11 K:BB ratio in 21 1/3 innings.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Rays' Brad Boxberger notches win, Steven Geltz earns save

    Rays pitcher Brad Boxberger, in relief, earned his first win of the season in Wednesday's 7-5 victory over the Red Sox. Boxberger pitched the top of the seventh inning with the game tied at 5-5. He struck out the side and didn't allow a hit or a walk. The Rays then scored two runs in the bottom half of the inning, putting Boxberger in a position to get the win. Boxberger's ERA is now 2.84. Steven Geltz pitched the ninth inning and picked up his first save of the season. Geltz gave up a hit but didn't give up a run or a walk. His ERA is now 3.00.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Rays' Kevin Jepsen saves Steve Geltz's win

    Kevin Jepsen earned his first save of the year, pitching a perfect ninth inning in the Rays' win on Tuesday. Jepsen's one-two-three inning made a winner of reliever Steve Geltz , who retired all four batters he faced in the sixth and seventh innings to earn his first career win.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Rays P Steven Geltz goes 2 innings, strikes out 1 in loss

    Rays pitcher Steven Geltz started Friday night's game 10-9 loss against the Marlins but only went two innings. The Rays went with a pitcher-by-committee strategy for their interleague game. Geltz struck out one batter, walked one and gave up one earned run. The Rays used eight pitchers against the Marlins, a game that went 10 innings.

  • by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com

    Rays to start P Steven Geltz on Friday

    The Rays are reportedly going to start right-handed relief pitcher Steven Geltz on Friday against the Marlins, according to the Tampa Bays Times. Geltz was suspended for 50 games in May of 2014 for a second positive test for an unspecified "drug of abuse." The 27-year-old had an ERA of 1.74 in 10 1/3 innings pitched with eight strikeouts, giving up two earned runs on seven hits.