The Rays got one of their key pieces back on Sunday, and boy oh boy did he look electric. Tyler Glasnow, out since May 10, came back with some straight fire, hitting 100 on the gun, and making the Jays first three hitters look like Little Leaguers in the first inning. Randal Grichuk got to him in the second inning, but overall, the returns were amazing.
With Snell also looking sharp in his rehab start, there’s good reason to think the Rays will be (nearly) fully stocked on the arms front come postseason time. Now we just gotta lock that spot in.
With Cleveland and Oakland also winning on Sunday, the Rays maintain their one-game lead over Oakland and 2.5-game lead over Cleveland. The Rays hit the road to take on the Rangers starting Tuesday, while Oakland has to play Houston on the road, and Cleveland goes on the road to face the Fighting Mike Trouts. Let’s go, Stros/Angels!
News and Links
- Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow hits 100 mph in promising first start back from four-month absence — Yes, yes.
- Kevin Kiermaier leaves game with neck spasms, expects to be ready for Tuesday — Now, if we can somehow keep this current crew healthy and get BLowe and Yandy Man back just in time for the postseason, we’d really be talking.
- Rays fans donate over 5k pounds of items to Hurrican Dorian victims — This is simply awesome. Well done on anyone who helped contribute!
- Tampa Bay Rays GM on Snell, Dickie V calls, Bolts Burn Point, and Bucs — Neander interview.
- Tampa Bay Rays’ Tyler Glasnow makes impressive return to the mound — I have no idea why Forbes writes about the Rays so much, but I’m here for it.
- B.J. Upton’s 20-20 Rays vision now shared by Tommy Pham — Plus other “rumblings.”
Tweet of the Weekend
When asked about his pending free-agency following the Dombrowski news, Mookie Betts responded the same way he has all season.— Joon Lee (@joonlee) September 9, 2019
“I love it here, but this is proof that this is a business.”
Let us revel in the idiocy of this move from Boston (while respectfully fearing that they will go after Bloom...) and realize that it only takes 15 years for a franchise to go from lovable loser to the most spoiled fanbase in the history of sports. Constant vigilance, folks.