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The Rays Tank: Evan Longoria Setback Edition

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We're going quick hit style in this edition

-As you probably have heard by now, Evan Longoria's rehab assignment was cut short thanks to his hamstring acting up again. When you're dealing with a hamstring there's no such thing as rushing a player back. Those injuries can be lingering. Looks like Will Rhymes/Drew Sutton have their jobs for a little while longer.

-The Yankees won their 10th game in a row last night. They're currently the best team in baseball and I don't think it's close. The 10 wins have all come against teams with winning records, so it's not like they're beating up on bottom feeders. The Rays were the last team to beat them, way back on June 7th.

-R.A. Dickey continues to amaze, throwing consecutive one hit shutouts. He also struck out over 10 batters again, making him the only pitcher in history to have back-to-back one hitters with 10+Ks in each. He should start the All Star game and be followed by Aroldis Chapman, for contrast's sake.

  • Jeff Sullivan's "The Week in Worst" is always a great and hilarious read/watch.
  • These GIF's of the Yankees's outfield this weekend from Ben Lindbergh amazing.
  • Over at FanGraphs, Carson Cistulli tells us a lot, if not all, of what we've ever wanted to know about a "rising" fastball. He even uses Joel Peralta and Jeremy Hellickson as examples.