- Unfortunately, rain shortened Ryan Yarbrough’s start, but he continued to look good in his new role as basically ace of the Rays:
- Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Thursday’s Rays-Orioles game - Marc Topkin, Tampa Bay Times
- Game 129: Rays 5 Baltimore Orioles 2— Postgame News and Notes - Neil Solondz, Rays Radio
- Austin Meadows HR helped Baltimore set a dubious MLB record last night: Meadows was the 259th HR allowed by the O’s on the season.
- The Best Bullpens in Baseball - Craig Edwards, Fan Graphs: The Rays pen ranks extremely well in most categories.
- How Tommy Pham is still crushing balls – and helping the Rays win – even with a broken hand - Josh Tolentino, The Athletic: Pham’s ability to get on base, despite a broken bone in his hand, can be vital to the Rays down the stretch run.
- Five AL East players with something to prove - Keegan Matheson, MLB.com: Jose Alvarado continues to be one of the biggest question marks on the team.
- Could all-debut team beat the best? Let’s see - Anthony Castrovince, MLB.com: Fun thought experiment, with Rays Nick Anderson in the pen for the all-debut team.
- A’s are keeping their eyes on the Rays scores:
Asked Mark Canha if it’s too early to think of Wild Card race: “Yes. But you keep looking at the scoreboard and the Rays keep winning. It just tells you we have to play well for five weeks. We’re not in this to slip into the Wild Card Game. We’re in this for the World Series.”— Martín Gallegos (@MartinJGallegos) August 23, 2019
- And that scoreboard is looking pretty good this morning for both Oakland and Tampa Bay fans: