Last night, the Tampa Bay Rays fell to the New York Yankees in a low scoring affair, with the final tally being 4-1 in favor of New York.
The Rays offense just could not figure out J.A. Happ, as they could only register one hit against him over seven innings. The Rays lone run came via a Willy Adames solo shot in the 8th inning. Joey Wendle and C.J. Cron were the only other Rays with hits on the night.
On the pitching side, Hunter Wood opened and allowed a run on three hits during his only inning of work. Jalen Beeks came on in relief and dominated, at one point striking out the side in consecutive innings. Overall, he allowed two runs on two hits — the game winning home run — while he walked two and struck out eight over five innings. Adam Kolarek worked the eighth and surrendered a run.
- Matthew Liberatore was among the top minor league performers of the day on Tuesday as the Rays 1st round draft pick delivered five more scoreless innings
- MLB.com looked at the best August acquisitions in team’s history, selecting Chad Bradford as the best for the Rays
- The New York Times wrote about the Rays disrupting baseball’s tanking industry, by actually trying to win
- The Chris Archer deal is complete, the Rays have officially acquired Tyler Glasnow, Austin Meadows, and now Shane Baz, who was named as the PTBNL yesterday. Jonathan Mayo breaks down the Rays side of the deal
- Stu Sternberg addressed the media prior to the game and discussed several topics, including the stadium situation and stating the Rays will go with ‘The Opener’ in 2019
- The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette did a Q&A with Tyler Glasnow about how the trade unfolded and how things have been different for him since joining the Rays
Around the League
- The Oakland Athletics are making their own team Hall of Fame. The first class of inductees:
Dennis Eckersley, RHP
Rollie Fingers, RHP
Rickey Henderson, OF
Catfish Hunter, RHP
Reggie Jackson, OF
Dave Stewart, RHP
Charlie Finley, owner
Random Ray of the Day
Acquired for the playoff push in 2009, Zuan immediately improved the Rays behind the plate. He would hit .287/.323/.489 over the final two months of the season, putting up 115 wRC+ over 99 plate appearances. He would leave as a free agent following the conclusion of the season and played the final year of his 16 year MLB career with the Brewers in 2010.