How SWEEP it is! Can we really call that a sweep though? Doesn’t matter, onto the ALDS. With the national media doubting the Rays lack of offensive prowess, the bats came out in a big way against one of the best pitchers in the game on Wednesday afternoon, putting up a total of eight runs, including huge homers from Mike Zunino and Hunter Renfroe. Renfroe’s came with the bases loaded, marking the first grand slam in franchise history.
Like his rotation mate Blake Snell, Tyler Glasnow arrived in the postseason with his strikeout stuff, a welcome sight after his last appearance in the playoffs a year ago. Willy Adames looked smooth as could be once again in the field, which is a lot more than Toronto shortstop Bo Bichette can say...
I hope we get to talk about Randy Arozarena this much on every instant reaction podcast, because he is THE MAN.
Our next instant reaction podcast won’t be until Monday, right after Game 1 of the ALDS against the (whispers) Yankees.
We’ll see you in San Diego.