The Rays extended their series winning streak to 5 with an 8-4 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday. They would exit Toronto with the baseball’s best record and highest run differential.
Fans in the bay area tuned in:
#RaysTVRatings: #RaysUp fans flocked to FOX Sports Sun this weekend! Saturday's game was the 2nd most watched sports program of the day (2.7 HH) behind Masters. Had more viewers than every NBA & NHL Playoff game. Sunday's W in Toronto was most watched game of the season (2.9 HH)— FOX Sports Sun: Rays (@FOXSportsRays) April 15, 2019
The Rays hope to further extend their series winning streak as the *checks notes* second place Baltimore Orioles fly into town. Tyler Glasnow and his mysterious and amazing fastball gets the start for the Rays opposite the struggling Dylan Bundy, who’s already surrendered 6 home runs this season in just 12.1 innings of work (3 starts)
Following the O’s, They Rays will take on two last place teams in the Royals and Red Sox.
- MLB dot com week 3 Power Rankings are out and the Rays have moved up a few spots
- ESPN’s Power Rankings put the Rays in a similar position
- Jonah Keri’s ‘The 30’ is also out, and this time, the Rays hold the top spot
- Toribio: 5 key numbers from the Rays’ stellar road trip
- Topkin ($): 5 things we think we know about why Rays have best record in majors
- TWIRB podacst includes interviews with Tampa Bay Times Rays beat writer Marc Topkin, third base coach Rodney Linares, Durham Bulls manager Brady Williams, and farm director Mitch Lukevics. Always a great listen.
Other news and links
- The Lightning face elimination today, and no one is happy about it:
This isn’t fun for you. It’s not fun for us.— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) April 15, 2019
But we’ve got one more chance to do this on Tuesday.
We’ll see you there.
I had a bad feeling about the playoffs given how perfect ⚡️ were this year. Certainly didn’t see a 1st rd exit coming— Phil Hughes (@PJHughes45) April 15, 2019
Don’t worry Phil, there’s room for you here! Do you like baseball?
- Matthew Trueblood, Baseball Prospectus: Full counts and pitches per plate appearance are on the rise
- Christian Yelich continues to do Christian Yelich things:
Christian Yelich took the Cardinals out of the park THREE TIMES tonight pic.twitter.com/uNKvJgS5hg— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 16, 2019
- Yasiel Puig returns to Dodger Stadium, takes Clayton Kershaw deep:
Yasiel Puig's first at-bat against Clayton Kershaw and his old Dodgers team ... GOODBYE! pic.twitter.com/eMzrJ2bHEs— ESPN (@espn) April 16, 2019