The Rays have pushed their win streak to 6 games, and also extended their 8+ run scoring streak to 5 games in a row. Rays now have double digit wins and the longest win streak under Manager Kevin Cash, and longest win streak since July of 2014!
To finish off the 2 game sweep of the O’s, the Rays offense wasn’t the only star, as the Rays emphasis on great gloves throughout the infield showed what they can do notching 4 huge double plays.
Now it’s on to play Boston (again) one last time in April.
- The Rays offense have done something that not every MLB team has done: score 8 runs or more in 5 straight games:
Below is a chart showing the last time each franchise scored 8 runs (or more) in five consecutive games. pic.twitter.com/79CpiBAI26— Rays Communications (@RaysPR) April 27, 2018
- With the NFL Draft in full swing (welcome to Tampa Vita Vea), Mallex Smith wants to show off that he has multi sport talent! Mallex also answered why he wears the number 0 on MLB’s Chatting Cage.
- Marc Topkin had a list of positive things to say about the Rays team that is set to face Boston, and why he thinks they are different from the team that faced Boston to start the season.
- The offense for the Rays has been Hot Pocket fresh out of the microwave hot, and perhaps nobody hotter than yesterday’s birthday boy: Joey Wendle
A little birthday love for @JoeyWendle.— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) April 27, 2018
▪️Four straight multi-hit games
▪️Hit safely in six straight
▪️12-for-24 over that span#RaysUp pic.twitter.com/dl4TkMkOdQ
- Hechavarria and Ramos are setting up to be the new Abbott and Costello, or Beltre and Andrus:
Don't poke the Buffalo! pic.twitter.com/qcBmVySaNG— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) April 27, 2018
- Eric Longenhagen has an interesting article on Kyle Murray, who is an Oklahoma Quarterback (those seem to be highly sought after in the NFL Draft), as well as an intriguing CF prospect.
- Jeff Sullivan has a profile of the Giants Mac Williamson, who is having himself a season, and carrying the slack from the older yet flashier San Francisco acquisitions. There were some rumblings that the Rays FO had kept close tabs on Williamson and thought very highly of him (although it appears the Giants also rightfully thought a lot of him too).
- Brockmire, the IFC show about a disgraced Vin Scully-esc baseball announcer (played brilliantly by Hank Azaria) was absolutely hilarious in its first season. In honor of the 2nd season (which just started two days ago), John Paschel at Hardball Times breaks down the multitude of baseball references in the first season.
- Ben Lindbergh at the Ringer takes a look at how Mike Trout, the “Mike Trout” of this generation, has somehow gotten better.