Last night, the Tampa Bay Rays fell again to the New York Yankees for the second consecutive game, losing consecutive games for the first time since mid August.
Jake Faria started and pitched two scoreless innings before imploding in the third. The Yankees tallied seven runs during the frame, three against Faria. Andrew Kittredge failed to record an out, allowing a hit and walk, both of which came around to score. Jalen Beeks surrendered three runs on four hits over 3 2⁄3 innings of relief. Chih-Wei Hu had the best night of any Rays pitcher, delivering two scoreless innings.
On the offensive side of things, Tommy Pham stayed hot, with another extra base hit. Brandon Lowe had a three hit night, including two doubles. One of those doubles was with the bases loaded. Ji-Man Choi attempted to score from first on one of those hits, and collided with the Yankees catcher. He would be removed with a lacerated face and concussion like symptoms.
- Jake Faria just narrowly avoided disaster as he somehow managed to snag at 109 mph line drive off the bat of Aaron Judge
- Michael Perez, who has been out the past several weeks with a hamstring issue, has officially been shutdown for the year
- Chaim Bloom went on Mark Feinsand’s MLB.com podcast, Executive Access
- Blake Snell donated the jersey he was wearing for his franchise record, 21st win, to the National Baseball Hall of Fame
- Speaking of Blake Snell, Jeff Sullivan for FanGraphs wrote that he just isn’t fair anymore
- The Rays will be honoring a team legend, Dan Johnson, prior to Saturday night’s contest against the Toronto Blue Jays
- The team helped out a local Boys & Girls club in a major way
- Forbes.com writes that Kevin Cash should be receiving consideration for the Manager of the Year award