- Pham finishes big day with walk-off knock - Juan Toribio, MLB.com: Tommy Pham is gonna have a smoothie line in stores next year if he keeps this up.
- Angry? Frustrated? Nah, Nate Lowe is just glad to be back and ready to hit - John Romano, Tampa Bay Times: The largest Lowe is back to add some wallop to the Rays lineup.
- Sulser completes long journey to big leagues - Juan Toribio, MLB.com: Rays adding more pitchers to their already well stocked arsenal.
- The post walk-off Gatorade bath from Ji-Man either was a purposeful hit on Tricia or a wild miss:
- Also, during that postgame interview, Pham lead off with one straight fire of a quote: “First pitch he threw it at my head, & after that I wanted to just kill him”. Tommy was not pelased with the chatter from the Baltimore dugout, but as he went on to say postgame: success is revenge.
- Another must listen to edition of Rays Radio, especially Neil’s interview with the rookie enigma Colin Poche:
- The Durham Bulls are headed back to the playoffs! It took some help, but they make it to their 16th postseason (out of 22 seasons) as a Rays affiliate:
Around the League
- How Many Home Runs Are the Product of Magic? - Justin Klugh, Fan Graphs: “I wish I could see Babe Ruth wallop a homer before I die,”
- The Knuckleball Isn’t Dead Yet - Ben Lindbergh, The Ringer: So long as there are knuckleballers in this world, there’s still a chance we realize the dream of seeing the return of the Great Pumpkin as a legendary two way hero.
- Data is beautiful:
Watching every home run Mike Trout has hit since 2015 from center field. pic.twitter.com/gbzHzyK0Y5— Daren Willman (@darenw) September 2, 2019
- The Complete History Of MLB - Jay Boice and Reuben Fischer-Baum, FiveThirtyEight: A very cool, massive data breakdown with interactivity covering every team’s relative strength after every single game in each franchises history. Lots of fun stuff to play around with here.