Corey Dickerson had his birthday yesterday, and he hit another HR. If you haven’t voted for him yet (you can get multiple votes in daily, so spam that sucker!) vote early, vote often!
Oh yeah, at that HR yesterday? It was his 5th leadoff dinger of the year, tied for league lead:
#Rays Corey Dickerson now tied for MLB lead w 5 leadoff HR (Springer - HOU). Logan Morrison tied tops AL 1st baseman w 12 HR (Alonso - OAK)— Neil Solondz (@neilsolondz) May 22, 2017
- Our Rockies friends at Purple Row knew already, the Rays fans are up close to the awesome, and now Joe Posnanski adds to the list that is growing to love Corey Dickerson and how damn fun he is to watch play this game.
- The Rays dropped the first game in the series, but always worth checking out Jason Hanselman’s terrific series preview articles to know a bit more about what the Fightin’ Trouts are all about.
- Speaking of that opening series loss, here’s Kevin Cash talking about the game:
.@RaysBaseball manager Kevin Cash breaking down loss: 'The walks are kinda what stung us' #MLB pic.twitter.com/DwffLIDIc4— FOX Sports Florida (@FOXSportsFL) May 23, 2017
- Wilson Ramos is getting closer to returning, but in the meantime Derek Norris and Jesus Sucre have held down the fort quite well.
- Tim Beckham has had a terrific year, and keeps performing. He’s far from perfect, but Bex has continued to impress.
The top four shortstops by hard hit ball rate this season:— Jim Turvey (@FantasyBaseTurv) May 22, 2017
4) Francisco Lindor
3) Carlos Correa
2) Corey Seager
1) Tim Beckham#BexBreakout
- Bucs 2017 1st round draft pick, and former Alabama TE, OJ Howard was at the game last night, took some batting practice (nice power from the big man) and threw out the first pitch:
Welcome to #TeamTampaBay!— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) May 23, 2017
Thanks to @TheRealOjHoward and the rest of the @TBBuccaneers rookies for joining us today at Tropicana Field. pic.twitter.com/eLF3TjN2CP
#Rays hosting @TheRealOjHoward tonight! #Bucs rookie mashing at batting practice... a little coaching from @SouzaJr @FOX13News @TBBuccaneers pic.twitter.com/Vu4u9AA8jM— Scott Smith (@ScottSmithTV) May 22, 2017