- Rays unable to vanquish Yanks; Gm 5 on tap - Juan Toribio, MLB.com: A tough fought game, but the Rays bats just could not break through early against Montgomery, and grew extra silent as the Yankees dipped into their A Bullpen.
- Rays lose 5-1 to Yankees, and look who is waiting in Game 5 - Marc Topkin, Tampa Bay Times: Time to exercise some demons.
- On two days rest, but on his side throwing day, Tyler Glasnow will lead the Stable to open Game 5.
Tyler Glasnow will start on two days' rest after his 10-strikeout performance in Game 2 of the ALDS!— FOX Sports Sun: Rays (@FOXSportsRays) October 9, 2020
Watch the @RaysBaseball postgame show on FOX Sports Sun & FOX Sports Go: https://t.co/kLhfGdO8bJ#RaysUp pic.twitter.com/qCoV9IRasN
Tyler Glasnow went 5 IP in Game 2 & will start Game 5 on 2 days’ rest— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) October 9, 2020
There have been 9 prior instances in the Expansion Era (since 1961) of a SP going 5+ IP in the postseason & making his next start on 2 or fewer days’ rest
It'll be the 2nd in last 40 years
List since '61 ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/TnkrAheeEk
- Kevin Cash managed Game 4 with a few choices that brought up vigorous debates in the DRB slack and on twitter. Here from the skipper himself:
Kevin Cash after the @RaysBaseball 5-1 loss talks about the game execution, the pitching, putting pressure on the Yankees bullpen and more.— FOX Sports Sun: Rays (@FOXSportsRays) October 9, 2020
Watch the postgame show on FOX Sports Sun & FOX Sports Go:https://t.co/kLhfGdO8bJ#RaysUp pic.twitter.com/qAwriXLVgB
- Randy Arozarena Can’t Stop Hitting - Tyler Kepner, New York Times
- How Did a Rays Rookie Start Hitting Like Ted Williams? - Zach Kram, The Ringer: Randy has been carrying the Rays offense. They need one more amazing performance from El Cohete Cubano to propel them into the ALCS.
- Tampa City Council stalls on cutting off a possible spigot of Rays cash? - Charlie Frago, Tampa Bay Times
Around the League
- This got people talking. What do you think, calling his pitch (which Greinke has done before this season) or just calling for second sign (which is what I am fairly confident is happening but not fully confident):
Zack Greinke calls his shot... and Ramon Laureano hits a three run shot off him— Pitcher List (@PitcherList) October 8, 2020
3-0 A's pic.twitter.com/EGIBiDWsox
- The Astros continue their voyage towards trying to become the ultimate villain team in sports, while also continuing their voyage into the ALCS:
- One Florida baseball team is out of the postseason, as the Atlanta Braves completed their sweep:
- The Marlins Finally Lose a Playoff Series - Dan Szymborski, Fan Graphs: The streak is over.
- The Dodgers were just too much for the pitching depleted Padres, and LA’s big 5 run 3rd put the Dodgers up and into the NLCS: