David Price and the Rays offense came to play last night. After a day off on Monday, the Rays lit up the Twins 7-3 thanks to some big at-bats from David DeJesus, James Loney and Matt Joyce. With the exception of the fourth inning, Price was dominant on the mound.
Price managed to work in all five of his pitches throughout the course of the game, throwing 77 of his 113 pitches for strikes while collecting twelve strikeouts and fourteen whiffs, per BrooksBaseball. He was very efficient with his pitching as well, needing more than 13 pitches in an inning only once, which happened to be the fourth inning where he threw 21 pitches.
How about that replay of Yunel Escobar’s at bat though? I mean, isn’t replay available so that the calls can be made correctly? What exactly goes on in New York when they’re reviewing an at bat to find out the count? Are officials just fast-forwarding through the at bat or do they watch it in real time? How does an umpire even lose track of the count? MLB issued a statement acknowledging that they got the call wrong, simply saying, "an error was made when replay officials and supervisors mistakenly thought one of the pitches was a foul ball when it was actually a ball."
For a more in-depth recap of the game, head on over to Ian’s synopsis here.
Threw my first bullpen of the year today... Next step is game time!— Taylor Guerrieri (@TaylorG1201) April 22, 2014
I just saw a huge smile on @TaylorG1201 face after he threw his first bullpen. Keep working kid!— Jared Sandberg (@jlsofoly) April 22, 2014
Chris Archer posted the sweetest picture to Instagram yesterday.
-Happy 100th Birthday Wrigley Field!
-Matt Harvey deleted his Twitter yesterday after posting an older picture of him flipping off the camera while he was in the hospital for his Tommy John Surgery. The picture is still posted on his Instagram though.