- Last night was a strange game and it featured very lackadaisical play from several Rays, a monstrous home run from Steven Souza, and two players removed due to injuries. Also, the Rays were nearly no-hit, but that’s not so strange for this team.
- Kevin Kiermaier left the game after dealing with a sore hip. Nick Franklin replaced him, and then he too, left the game dealing with dizziness. The Rays placed Franklin on the 7-day concussion disabled list following the game
- Logan Forsythe sat out again last night as he continued to deal with a sore back.
- Prior to the game last night, the Rays designated Oswaldo Arcia for assignment.
Around the League:
- During the off-season, a documentary accused Ryan Howard, Ryan Zimmerman, and other professional athletes of taking PED’s. Those accusations have now been thrown out by major league baseball
- Rob Manfred wants baseball to be shorter...but to have more offense. That is a paradox (I think that is the correct definition, if not, please yell at me)
- The Cleveland Indians won via a walk-off inside the park home run, one of the most exciting things that can happen in a game
- This is amazing. Michael Lorenzen’s father passed away a few days ago and the Reds just activated Lorenzen from the bereavement list. Making his first appearance since, entering the game to his father’s favorite song, Lorenzen launched his first career home run.
- So good news and bad news and worse news for this guy. Good news is he is in San Diego, the bad news is, he is a Padres fan, and the worse news is, he just took a ball to the gut and it was shown replay over and over again.
- The Orioles offered Matt Weiters a qualifying offer last off-season. They likely will not do so again this upcoming off-season as Weiters has struggled heavily.