- Rain, an early lead, missed locations, and some questionable managerial choices all lead to a disappointing Rays loss. It could look even worse if birthday boy, Steven Souza Jr injured his elbow scaling the wall to try and reel in an O’s HR bomb late. He stayed in the game, but had to be pinch hit for later on.
#Rays Souza said x-rays on elbow were negative, has bruiser on bone, won't know until morning if he can play tomorrow.— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) April 25, 2017
- Hopefully Souza heals Wolverine quick and is ready to go soon, because he’s been absolutely beastly this April.
- Souza also gave an interview earlier in the day with former Rays TV reporter Kelly Nash, on MLB Network:
- Marc Topkin writes about Chih-Wei Hu’s first day as a major leaguer. Hu was able to get his first action in the Show yesterday after the rain delay, giving up no hits.
- In Fangraphs Sunday Notes section, they have a profile on Chase Whitley’s love of raising cattle (Whitley and his wife own 30 cows!)
- Matt Barnes of the Red Sox was suspended 4 games by the MLB for throwing at Manny Machado’s head because of old school baseball BS. Throwing a rock, mid-90s at somebodies head can result in death. 4 games (which Barnes is appealing) seems awfully light. Grant Brisbee also weighs in on why some “unwritten” rules are really dumb.
- Former Ray, and future shampoo spokesman, Taylor Motter has been hitting out of his mind for the Seattle Mariners since Jean Segura went down. Jeff Sullivan makes the case for why Motter could be baseball’s most improved hitter (hint: he’s pulling everything).
- Eric Thames keeps hitting HRs, adding two more last night to bring his number to 10 (7 of which have been against the Cincinnati Reds)!
- Addison Russell is getting players to sign his Pokemon cards. Gotta sign em all!