The Rays put together a quality win yesterday, with Tim Beckham knocking two homers for the second time the year, and Matt Andriese pitching seven shutout innings.
The #Rays Matt Andriese, now at 98 pitches has 4 quality starts. That's more than anyone else on the staff.— Neil Solondz (@neilsolondz) May 5, 2017
And the story with Tim Beckham, appears to have been the shoes. From Rays Radio, here are the interviews with Beckham, Andriese, and Cash.
Question: “800 feet of home runs tonight”
Answer: “Oh! Might be the first for me.”
Chih-Wei Hu is on to start the ninth.— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) May 5, 2017
It's the first time his family has watched him pitch in the US. pic.twitter.com/uLQy2qP0kr
- Wilson Ramos has resumed catching activity.
- Jason Hanselman wrote about Blake Snell, comparing him to some of the league’s top pitchers at the start of their career, and telling us that maybe we should chill out a bit on the disappointment level.
- Jesse Sanchez wrote about the top prospects on the international signing market, noting that the Rays are the favorite to sign Wander Franco, who MLB.com ranks number one.
- Following up on yesterday’s KATOH projections for hitters, Jacob Faria makes the list of pitchers to have most improved their KATOH projections so far this season.
- Henry Druschel wrote about Eric Thames’s frequency of drug testing, bringing facts, a probability distribution, and some sanity to the story.
- Nicolas Stellini wrote about Marcel Ozuna’s home run two days ago, calling it “the platonic ideal of a Tropicana Field home run.”
- Oh nothing happened in Chicago, just your normal 6-9-3 double play.