Yesterday afternoon the Rays had pretty the most lopsided victory one can fathom in baseball. They scored 19 runs on 23 hits (both team spring training records), with five home runs being hit. The pitching held a perfect game through seven innings and eventually shutout the Minnesota Twins.
Some guy named Jake Bauers provided the big blows as he doubled and then later, ‘Light Tower Bauers’ clobbered a pitch over the right field concourse for a grand slam. Curt Casali, Rickie Weeks, Cade Gotta, and Nick Franklin also homered.
Today the Rays will take on the Philadelphia Phillies at 1pm in Port Charlotte. The game will not be televised, but MLB.com will have a radio feed
- MLB Pipeline ranked the Rays farm system as the 10th best in baseball, highlighted by a front three of Willy Adames, Brent Honeywell, and Jose De Leon (who makes his spring debut tomorrow afternoon)
- Jake Odorizzi’s primary focus this off-season and was spending time with his son
- Steven Souza will make his spring debut this afternoon, as he has worked his way back from hip surgery
- There are three Rays pitchers who have yet to pitch this spring; Xavier Cedeno, Brad Boxberger, and Erasmo Ramirez, this is because the team is holding them back
- Colby and Cory Rasmus are teammates for the first time since high school, they say the owe their baseball aptitude to their father
- The Washington Nationals signed one the best remaining free agents as they reached an agreement with reliever Joe Blanton
- Josh Hamilton’s career may finally be over as he will have to undergo yet another knee surgery
- Over in San Diego, PetCo Park is flooded...like take a row boat around the bases flooded