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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Mutiny on the South Side?

Rays hit bombs, a White Sox feud, and another no hitter

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MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

The Rays won their fifth in a row last night, knocking off the Orioles 13-6. The did it behind three run shots from Phillips and Meadows, and two run shots from Zunino, Zunino again, and Choi. They play again tonight at 7:05 PM. Yarbrough gets the start again John Means.


The Rays made some moves after the game, sending down Kevin Padlo.

Some attendance news, but the good kind.

The Ice Rays took game two against the Panthers, giving them a 2-0 series lead.

The Tigers Spencer Turnbull threw a no hitter (ho-hum) against the Mariners.

In related news:

Tommy Hunter recorded his first big league hit.


But honestly, what everybody was taking about yesterday was Tony LaRussa throwing Yermin Mercedes under the bus for the crime of hitting a home run. There is A LOT to read on Twitter if you are so inclined, but Stephanie Apstein has a nice summary if you want the down and dirty.

On Monday, Kevin Pillar was drilled in the face by a 95 mph heater from Atlanta’s Jacob Webb. It left him with multiple nasal fractures.

Tim Beckham made a return to Durham. It did not go well.

Steve Carney on where Yoshi stands among Tampa Bay free agent disappointments. There is a lot of competition.

Former Rays prospect Jake Hager debuted for the Mets against the Rays over this past weekend. He penned a nice tribute to everyone who helped him along the way.

An interesting piece by the Athletic’s Eno Sarris on bats.

Pirates legend Rennie Stennett passed away yesterday. He was a member of the first ever all-Black starting lineup in 1971.

Mike Trout goes on the IL.

A funny piece from the Onion, you say? That’ll make a nice pallet cleanse.

Go Rays!