Last night, the Tampa Bay Rays successfully completed a two game sweep of the Miami Marlins, with their second consecutive shutout.
The Rays pitching staff skirted into and out of danger all night long, as the Marlins offense was 0-10 with runners in scoring position. The Rays lone run of the night came on Anthony Bemboom’s first major league hit, a second inning double that brought home Willy Adames.
In unfortunate news, several Rays left the game early due to various injuries. Guillermo Heredia left due to being in the hand by a pitch, but fortunately the X-Rays were negative.
Yandy Diaz rounded third on what looked to be a groundball to the outfield that the Marlins shortstop was able to coral, he’d be thrown out and hurt his ankle trying to stop after rounding the bag. However, according to Diaz, he now feels fine and should be ready for Friday’s series opener in New York.
Anthony Bemboom, after knocking his first big league hit, would leave the game due to knee discomfort.
Although the Rays are off today, they are likely to be considering moves in order to ensure they have their best roster against the Yankees, who have closed into within a half game after sweeping a double-header against the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday.
News and Links
- Opener, Snell then Morton to get ball vs. Yanks - Juan Toribio, Rays Baseball
- Matthew Liberatore made his season debut with the Bowling Green Hot Rods as they routed the South Bend Cubs, 17-0. Liberatore pitched five scoreless innings.
- Bowden: Breaking down Madison Bumgarner’s best potential fits in a trade — and what it might take to land him - Jim Bowden, The Athletic ($)
The Rays’ farm system is loaded, and they could dangle two of the following good prospects: outfielder Jesús Sánchez, second baseman Vidal Brujan and/or a top pitching prospect like left-handed pitcher Shane McClanahan
- So just how far did that Tuesday homer by Rays’ Avisail Garcia go? - Marc Topkin, Tampa Bay Times ($)
- Former Rays favorites Ben and Julianna Zobrist file separately for divorce - Marc Topkin, Tampa Bay Times ($)
- Why Avisail Garcia and the Rays have been such a good fit - Marc Topkin, Tampa Bay Times ($)
- Now with power problems, Rays fans pounce on the Trop - Eric Glasser, WTSP