The Rays Tank: CG for DP

Brian Blanco

Rays beat Twins 7-3 on heels of Price's complete game and timely hitting for the offense.

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.

The Rays send Jake Odorizzi to the mound tomorrow to face Mike Pelfrey of the Twins for game two of the series at 7:10 PM.

Matt Moore underwent a successful Tommy John surgery yesterday. Now, the 12-15 month rehab process begins.

Returning from Tommy John Surgery, Taylor Guerrieri threw his first bullpen session yesterday. Stonecrabs manager Jared Sandberg had some encouraging words about it.

Hak-Ju Lee was activated from the DL yesterday for the Durham Bulls and they are pretty excited to have him rejoin the team.

Chris Archer posted the sweetest picture to Instagram yesterday.

Links:

-Through the Tampa Bay Times, you can enter to win a suite at the Rays game vs. the Red Sox on July 27th.

-Albert Pujols hit two homeruns in last night’s game, bringing him to 500 total in his career.

-Happy 100th Birthday Wrigley Field!

-Suspensions were released yesterday for the Pirates/Brewers brawl from this weekend. ESPN’s SweetSpot examines the punishment.

-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.

-Doctors have recommended Tommy John Surgery for Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova.

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