The Rays thumped the Orioles 7-1 yesterday in a televised matchup. Brian Anderson made his first appearance of the Spring.
While the broadcast had some technical difficulties...
I'm sure this image won't come back to hurt us pic.twitter.com/95Yz6zNenh— Jeff Sullivan (@based_ball) March 16, 2021
...the Rays offense did not, scoring all seven of their runs during a wild second inning...
...and a post-stomach bug Yarbs was dominant.
Here's more on Ryan Yarbrough working past a stomach bug to work into the fourth, plus Yandy's impressive day at third base, and more:https://t.co/87BOa2ZTTy— Neil Solondz (@neilsolondz) March 16, 2021
Today’s game will be on the MLB Network.
There’s still some time to get your vote in here:
Who has the most clutch all time Tampa Bay Ray moment? Some good arguments to be made here— Rays on Deck (@24_rays) March 16, 2021
In other news, the Rays sent down some popular names.
The #Rays have announced 10 more cuts. Optioned are— Neil Solondz (@neilsolondz) March 16, 2021
INF Vidal Brujan, Taylor Walls, & Kevin Padlo
OF Josh Lowe
RHP Brent Honeywell, Luis Patino & Drew Strotman
LHP Shane McClanahan
LHP/1B Brendan McKay
In addition, Joe Ryan reassigned to minor league camp. Roster total at 53.
There is news on ticket sales.
Single-game sales will start March 26 to the general public, though there will be pre-sales in advance for those in the new Season Members program (if joined by Friday).https://t.co/SzwAVCL8MZ— Sports by Tampa Bay Times (@TBTimes_Sports) March 16, 2021
On the injury front, the Rays will be without Brett Phillips to start the season.
ICYMI...— Adam Berry (@adamdberry) March 16, 2021
A look at the Rays' first round of Spring Training roster cuts, including Wander Franco: https://t.co/QvLNKTx7dv
Notes on Brett Phillips' strained hamstring, an update from Ji-Man Choi, another dominant inning from Shane McClanahan and more: https://t.co/ub9QVwWR2z
In things you love to see, Brett Honeywell faced hitters for the first time this spring.
As he faced hitters for the first time this spring, Brent Honeywell felt like his stuff was there, “as crisp as it's been in three years.” It meant even more to him that so many of his Rays teammates were there, too: https://t.co/HKsuWcBBAa— Adam Berry (@adamdberry) March 15, 2021
Randy’s brother Raiko joined the Rowdies as a goalkeeper.
Austin Meadows and Chad Mottola chatted with Neil.
Rich Hill sighting in this piece by Dan Szymborski.
Szymborski’s 2021 Bust Candidates: Pitchers https://t.co/5KcFDNhh8D— FanGraphs Baseball (@fangraphs) March 15, 2021
Brendan McKay sighting in this piece by David Laurila.
For those of you interested in such things, this comprises 3,000 words covering many things baseball. https://t.co/B4f2Cx0ugZ— David Laurila (@DavidLaurilaQA) March 14, 2021
Batting Stance Guy takes Chapman deep and bat flips.
Aroldis Chapman vs Mike Brosseau. pic.twitter.com/uIJ5Tqg1zH— Batting Stance Guy (@BattingStanceG) March 16, 2021
Lebron James is now part owner of the Red Sox, which is weird because I thought he was a Yankee fan.
The Boston Globe reports that LeBron James is now a partner of the Fenway Sports Group, he’s now a part Owner of the Boston Red Sox. pic.twitter.com/knaJi7MTcO— Boston Strong (@BostonStrong_34) March 16, 2021
Jomboy breaks down what happens when it’s still Spring Training but the umpires have somewhere else to be.
Umpire gets a chance to end the game and takes it, a breakdown pic.twitter.com/ImCbmSytOG— Jomboy (@Jomboy_) March 15, 2021
Mike Lupica with Tom Hanks on being a baseball fan during COVID.
Another dumb Spring Training injury.
Diamondbacks right-hander Jon Duplantier cut his finger last night "trying to put his razor together," per Torey Lovullo, and won't pitch today. The Diamondbacks don't think it'll linger.— Zach Buchanan (@ZHBuchanan) March 15, 2021
Brendan Gawlowski and Kevin Goldstein at Fangraphs discuss the minor league rule changes.
And last but not least, a floofy pup. Wait for the end.