Last night, the Tampa Bay Rays pulled off a come from behind victory against the Baltimore Orioles. Alex Cobb held the Rays offense to just one run over his seven innings of work, but the Baltimore bullpen failed tremendously as a wild pitch with the bases loaded made it a one run game. Carlos Gomez would ground into a double play, but fortunately with no one out, to tie the game at three.
Willy Adames would absolutely crush a pitch 434 feet down the left field line in the bottom of the ninth to give the Rays another walk-off victory. It’s the Rays 4th walk-off home run of the season, and their 7th walk-off victory overall.
On the pitching side of things, Tyler Glasnow was incredible as he continues to build up his pitch count. Making his second Rays appearance, Glasnow allowed a run on two hits, while he struck out nine and didn’t walk a batter over four innings of work...dominance. Jaime Schultz allowed the bulk of the Orioles damage, surrendering two runs over two innings. Adam Kolarek impressed as he held Baltimore scoreless for 2 1⁄3 innings, before giving way to Sergio Romo, who retired the lone hitter that he faced.
- Tonight, the Rays will play the second game of their series with the Orioles, sending Ryne Stanek to the mound against Andrew Cashner. Jalen Beeks is expected to follow Stanek.
- Daniel Robertson underwent his season ending thumb surgery
- Wander Franco fell a triple shy of hitting for another cycle with the Princeton Rays, he along with Brendan McKay and Matthew Liberatore were among the top minor league performers of the day
- Danny Russell wrote about Tyler Glasnow having the repertoire to be a dependable MLB starting pitcher. Glasnow further cemented this with his performance last night.
- Willy Adames knows he’s been struggling, but with the help of Matt Duffy and Chad Mottola, he is hoping things start to turn around. He has been noticeably better at the plate as of late.
- The Rays acquired Joey Wendle from the Athletics this past December for a low level minor leaguer, the deal has worked out pretty great for the Rays.
- Beyond the Box Score looks for the next Juan Soto, and think they may have found it with Wander Franco.
- Speaking of Franco, in Baseball America’s latest update, he is now up to the 20th spot.
Around the League
- One of the most unique plays you’ll ever see happened during the first game of a double-header between the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals. Juan Soto crushed a ball to the wall that
Kolby AllardEnder Inciarte attempted to make a leaping catch on. Instead, the ball flung out of his glove, but Adam Duvall was able to catch it, for the out.
- Felix Hernandez and Adrian Beltre are two longtime friends who always fun playing against each other. Hernandez struck out Beltre last night and it was amazing.
- Yankees broadcaster, Michael Kay, stuck his foot in his mouth while discussing Clint Frazier’s injury. He has since ‘apologized’, but it has not gone over well.
- Red Sox broadcaster, Jerry Remy, has been re-diagnosed with cancer