Yesterday afternoon, the Tampa Bay Rays just narrowly avoided a sweep at the hands of the Milwaukee Brewers as the hard fought bout ended when in the bottom of the ninth, Steven Souza drove a pitch into the left field seats for the Rays first walk-off home run since May 22nd, 2014 (1,172 days).
Chris Archer provided six solid innings, making a mistake in the sixth inning and ended up being a the Brewers lone run. The bullpen meanwhile, continued to impress since it’s revampingness prior to the trade deadline.
The Rays are now 58-55, 5.5 games back of the division leading Boston Red Sox and now .5 games back of the second Wild Card spot.
Walk-off hit No. 1 for @SouzaJr...— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) August 6, 2017
Not bad! #RaysWin pic.twitter.com/sJCUYrtEUS
- The Boston Red Sox come to town now for a brief two game set starting tomorrow with Austin Pruitt taking on Chris Sale
- The Rays made a four player trade with everyone’s favorite trading partner, Jerry DiPoto of the Seattle Mariners. Ryan Garton, the most notable player of the deal, goes along with Mike Marjama goes to Seattle for two prospects and either a PTBNL or cash.
- Brendan McKay pitched three more scoreless innings while Ryan Yarbrough continued to impress in Durham
- How about this poetry, Sean Rodriguez was dealt to the Pittsburgh Pirates over the weekend, and on the day the Rays ended their walk-off homerless streak, Sean Rod blasted a walk-off for the Pirates. It was Rodriguez who had the last walk-off homer for the Rays back on 5/22/14.
- Tim Beckham has been on fire offensively for the Orioles since his acquistion, and he slugged the organization's 10,000th HR over the weekend, receiving a curtain call following the dinger.
- Former Athletics/Rays/Mariners prospect, Boog Powell, has been traded back to Oakland in exchange for Yonder Alonso
- A little leaguer murdered a baseball
"They said he could hit it into the trees ..."— Little League (@LittleLeague) August 6, 2017
You were saying? #LLWS pic.twitter.com/QcWJnimLnV