Oh and the Rays lost last night, but not before rallying in the ninth to make it a one run game. They even got the tying run on base, but Kevin Kiermaier grounded out to end the threat.
Tommy Pham crushed the longest home run of his career during the game, a shot that landed near the Left Field Ledge, projecting to be 458 feet. Willy Adames and Kevin Kiermaier teamed up on a double steal, that allowed Adames to swipe home. Jalen Beeks was solid once again, delivering four excellent innings of work, yielding just one unearned run.
It was the usually dependable Emilio Pagan who faltered for the Rays, as he surrendered three runs — two earned.
The Yankees split their double-header with the New York Mets, to keep it tied atop the AL East.
Today, the Rays will look to take the series victory with a 12:10 start time.
News and Links
- How Wander Franco became MLB’s next can’t-miss kid - Jeff Passan, ESPN
“I’ve got the tools to be a superstar. I want to be in the Hall of Fame.”
- Futures Game Shortened To 7 Innings, Moves To AL vs. NL - Kyle Glaser, Baseball America
- Meadows: ‘Surreal’ to be near Trout in ASG vote - Juan Toribio, Rays Baseball
- 6 surprise teams need Deadline strategies - Richard Justice, MLB.com
- Rays sign top Draft pick Greg Jones - Juan Toribio, Rays Baseball
- Wander Franco could be the MLB star the Yankees were forced to miss - Ethan Sears, New York
- Developing Pitchers Is Something The Tampa Bay Rays Have Done Very Well - Tom Layberger, Forbes
- Building a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays - Marc Delucchi, Around the Foghorn
- Austin Meadows is Turning into a Franchise Piece for the Tampa Bay Rays - Quinn Allen, Baseball Essential