The weather in Baltimore yesterday was egregious so the game between the Rays and Orioles was postponed a few hours before the first pitch. The game will be made up as the first game of a double header when the Rays return to Baltimore on May 12th.
Tonight, the Rays will return to action after two consecutive days off following their sweeping of the Minnesota Twins. They’ll send Jake Faria to the mound as he’ll face off against longtime former Ray, Alex Cobb, with the first pitch set for 7:10.
- MLB.com released their list of the top 30 international prospects, the Rays have been selected as the favorites to land No.22 on the list, Alejandro Pie
This much is certain: Pie is big, athletic and loaded with talent. He moves well around the infield and has impressed scouts with his smooth defensive actions and strong arm. Pie has already displayed above-average bat speed and projects to have above-average raw power in the future. He’s a solid runner -- clocked in the 6.6- to 6.7-second range in the 60-yard run -- and shows good instincts on the bases.
- Carlos Gomez caused a bit of a stir following his first ever walkoff HR as he was certainly jubilant during his trek around the bases.
“It’s something I know a lot of people are talking good about this, that baseball needs more of that,’’ Gomez said Tuesday, after the Rays-Orioles game was rained out. ”And some people say it’s not good.
”If enjoying and having fun in baseball is bad, I’m guilty.’’
Around the League
- The Atlanta Braves are promoting uber-prospect, Ronald Acuna, to the majors
- Curtis Granderson and the Toronto Blue Jays walked off against Craig Kimbrel and the Boston Red Sox
- Adrian Beltre was removed from last night’s game with a hamstring issue
- The five stages of grief about the 2018 Baltimore Orioles
- Lorenzo Cain returned to Kansas City for the first time since leaving as a free agent, he was met with a thunderous ovation
- The Los Angeles Dodgers added spring time Ray, Daniel Hudson, to their active roster. He struck out two in a perfect inning of work for his Dodgers debut