- The Rays won yesterday afternoon as the bats awoke and they tallied 12 runs in the Bronx. Corey Dickerson and Nick Franklin each provided three run homers, while Logan Forsythe launched a solo shot of his own.
- Franklin has now slashed .281/.340/.472 with three homers this year in 97 plate appearances. He may finally be becoming the player the Rays envisioned when they acquired him from the Mariners just over two years ago.
- Tonight, the Rays will kick off a three game series with the San Diego Padres, thus allowing Wil Myers to make his first trip back to the Trop since being traded in December of 2014.
- The Olympics are in full swing in Rio, so Topkin capitalized on the moment to ask the Rays which event they think they’d be best at.
- Despite the down season, Stuart Sternberg still has full confidence his Kevin Cash and says there is zero chance in them looking for a new manager. He has also answered an array of other questions
- As mentioned above, Corey Dickerson homered yesterday, and that busted an 0-17 slump he was in. He spoke about the slump and hopes the homer will put an end to that skid
- Injury updates on Enny Romero, Logan Morrison, Oswaldo Arcia, Chase Whitley, and Alex Cobb who are all very close to joining the Rays
Around the League:
- Bad baseball news as Giancarlo Stanton may be out for the rest of the season with an injury.
- The Minnesota Twins placed their slugging catcher, Kurt Suzuki, on waivers. He could certainly assist a contender down the stretch
- The Cleveland Indians will be without Michael Brantley for the rest of the season.
- The Washington Nationals have released Jonathan Papelbon
- Francisco Mejia, the Indians catching prospect who is reaching historic levels with his hit streak, had his streak snapped and then restored after a scoring change, only to have it snapped one day later after a fantastic catch