- Daniel Robertson took a hard hit on a tough slide by Adam Jones, stayed in the game, but later was replaced. X-Rays on his ankle were negative, and he is day-to-day (as we all are).
- Earlier in the day, the Rays twitter posted another fantastic day in the life type video following DRob and Jake Bauers on the road in Baltimore.
- The Tampa Bay Times has their journal recap of a rough weekend in Baltimore, including posing the question if the Opener is the cause of the pitching troubles.
- Super scary scene down on the farm, as Christian Arroyo was hit in the head by a fastball. JJ Cooper reports that Arroyo was able to get up and walk off, which is some good news in an absolutely terrifying moment.
Rays Trade Rumors:
- Our first Sergio Romo sighting in the rumor mill!
- Marc Topkin notes that, unsurprisingly, “a young catcher and a power-hitting outfield prospect would be “a good start” to a package for Chris Archer.
- Jim Bowden has a, ugh, video on the latest on the Chris Archer rumors. Bowden thinks the Rays will trade Archer and his top 5 teams are 1) Yanks, 2) Padres 3) Braves 4) Dodgers 5) Indians.
- Jon Heyman reported that the Rays had two scouts at Yankees LHP prospect Justus Sheffield’s last start, and that the Padres are still “favorites” for Archer.
Around the League:
- Hall of Fame Induction day in Cooperstown is always a fun, magical day for baseball. Lots of clips and coverage of the Hall speeches from MLB.com.
- Steven Souza is really good and decent man, and is using his platform to help raise money for medical treatment for Nationals VP and Assistant GM Doug Harris, giving away signed jerseys and baseballs.
- Former Ray Nathan Eovaldi made his Red Sox debut, and picked up right where he left off from Tampa Bay (J.A. Happ also pitched well in his new AL East team debut).
- Sean Newcomb of the Atlanta Braves lost his no-hitter in the 9th with 1 strike to go. And then the internet found highly problematic tweets of Newcomb from HS. And The Braves statement.
- In another story of “nobody learned anything good from Josh Hader”, Trea Turner also has some tweets that look really bad in the bright light of day. And the Washington Nationals statement of this.
- Old, grumpy broadcasters care way to much about things that nobody should care about in baseball.