With Erasmo starting after a relief appearance the day before, and the young but supremely talent Jose De Leon as the main starters available, the Rays offense needed to come through. That they did, with the Rays out-slugging the Rangers in the Ballpark in Arlington.
There were a lot of deserving guys for the game ball:
#Rays beat the #Rangers in a 10-8 slug fest! Which slugger was the sluggiest?— DRaysBay (@draysbay) May 30, 2017
- Before the game, here is Jose De Leon talking about getting the call up to the show:
It's been a bit of a crazy day for @JDL_87. pic.twitter.com/Jo6As77qd1— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) May 29, 2017
- After the game, JDL is back on the shuttle to Durham:
#Rays have optioned De Leon back to AAA Durham— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) May 30, 2017
- Mike Trout is injured and according to the team he will undergo surgery to repair UCL in his thumb, and be out 6-8 weeks. This is Trout’s first DL stint of his sterling career.
- There was a real big brawl (like a real fight, not just a “sports fight”) in San Fran, with 3 year old grudges, helmet tosses, real punches, and lots of flowing and flopping hair.
- Video of the Nationals broadcast, and of the Giants broadcast.
- Slow-mo gif of the punches
Bryce Harper goes after Hunter Strickland after an HBP and then Mike Morse and Jeff Samardzija are collateral damage. pic.twitter.com/jton90huP5— Nick Bromberg (@NickBromberg) May 29, 2017