Last night, the Tampa Bay Rays returned to the win column after a five game hiatus, thanks to a stellar start from Jacob Faria, who pitched one out into the eighth inning and allowed three runs on seven hits — one homer — while he walked two and struck out five.
The bullpen made things interesting however, as Tommy Hunter struggled with his command allowed an inherited runner to score — charged to Faria — plus allowing a run of his own to make it a one run game, but he was able to get out of the inning. Alex Colome allowed three runners to reach in the ninth inning, but locked down his 29th save of the season.
The Rays offense did all of their scoring in the second inning when they erupted for five runs with Tim Beckham providing the big blow, a three run blast to make it a 5-0 game at the time.
- There were prospect list abound the past few days with MLB Pipeline and Baseball America both updating their respective prospect lists. Jacob Faria cracked MLB’s top 100, but only lasted a day.
- A minor league right fielder paid homage to Jose Canseco with this blunder
Dodgers prospect Alex Verdugo hit a 385-foot homer at AAA tonight: 360 feet off the bat, 25 feet off Zach Borenstein's head. Holy Canseco. pic.twitter.com/2KzTtvcTpF— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 26, 2017
- For your daily Tampa Bay Rays trade rumor/speculation, they’re reportedly interested in both Addison Reed and Lucas Duda of the New York Mets
- The Boston Red Sox finally acquired a third baseman, pulling the trigger on a deal that will net them Eduardo Nunez from the San Francisco Giants
- Todd Frazier grounded into the classic running scoring 6-3-5-4 triple play