The Rays lost last night, but the biggest scare for Rays fans was that Logan Forsythe, probably the team's best player so far this season, exited early in the game after being hit in the shoulder by a pitch. Forsythe took his base, but when he retook the field in the bottom of the inning found that he couldn't squeeze his glove.
The X-Rays were negative, and according to Bill Chastain, Forsythe is day-to-day.
"Got me in a bad spot," Forsythe said. "From what I understand, right now, it's kind of a nervy area on the back of the shoulder. Couldn't really lift the arm up. Wasn't really functioning at the time. So it hit me in the right spot."
Tim Beckham replaced Forsythe, and came up with a highlight. This wasn't the most graceful play you'll ever see, but it was still a nifty job.
- From Topkin, Cash and Moore both agree, the problem last night was not controlling the count.
- From Topkin's notes, Joel Peralta liked being with the Rays and now likes the Mariners.
Clubhouse-wise, this is the closest to what we had in Tampa Bay.
- The Pirates are positioning their outfielders differently (more shallow) than other teams, including other teams that also believe in shifts.
- David Price is having problems with his mechanics, apparently. Pedroia noticed.
- Behind the pay wall, but Baseball America's scouting reports are out for their top-50 draft prospects.