Matt Andriese was awarded yesterday's start thanks to an excellent spot start he had made the week before. He had received that start, thanks to his previous outing in which he was brilliant in Durham. Lately, the Rays haven't had much going for them, and now they'll be without their potential MVP candidate, Logan Forsythe for more than a month.
So, the Rays needed something big, a pick me up. With Kendall Graveman on the mound, I was hoping for the big bats in the order to tee off -- they somewhat dd, just rotten luck, again -- but I didn't expect for Matt Andriese to deliver a complete game, two hit shutout. It certainly provided good feelings all around and showed the Rays can win without Forsythe, thank you Matt Andriese.
- Back in March, Dan Johnson shockingly showed up in Rays camp and announced his intentions to reform himself into a knuckleball pitcher. The Rays released him shortly after, but he hasn't given up and is in the indy leagues working on his craft
- Are the Rays early season struggles a true indication of good the team is?
- Last July, the Rays sent Kevin Jepsen to the Twins for two unheralded pitching prospects. One of those prospects, Chih-Wei Hu is starting to emerge as a force to reckoned with
- Some Raymond .gifs
- The Rays treated some lucky kids to a tour of the Trop
- Topkin also previews today's game
- Expecetedly, Danny Farquhar was with the team for one day. Unexpectedly, he was designated for assignment. The Rays promoted Taylor Motter to take his roster spot
#Rays DFA'd Farquhar after the game for purpose of optioning him to Durham on Monday. He'll still be on 40-man— Roger Mooney (@RogerMooney50) May 15, 2016
#Rays are calling up INF Taylor Motter, will be at Trop for Sunday game— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) May 15, 2016
- Neil Solodnz offers up his recap of last night's game, with audio from Brad Miller, Matt Andriese, and Kevin Cash
Around the League:
- Bryce Harper stuck a 'Make Baseball Fun Again' sticker to the knob of his bat
- The Phillies have somehow managed to climb to seven games over .500 and they won last night in dramatic fashion, thanks to a beautiful throw from ex-Rays prospect, Tyler Goeddel