Isn’t it great waking up to a win? The Rays climbed back over .500 with their second straight win to start this road trip, and their third win in a row. They did it behind strong pitching from Shane McClanahan and Luis Patiño, a couple bombs from Austin Meadows, and some very shoddy Angels defense. Local stingray is feeling pretty jazzed.
Andrew Kitteridge will serve as the opener for today’s game. No official word at this time on who the bulk guy will be.
Andrew Kittredge will be the Rays' opener against the Angels on Wednesday.— Adam Berry (@adamdberry) May 5, 2021
Michael Wacha goes on the IL, and Collin McHugh makes an early return. Things in the rotation (inasmuch as the Rays even have a rotation) will get interesting.
With Michael Wacha out with hamstring tightness, the Rays plan to use Rich Hill in a starting role on Friday and will have to further manipulate the options in the bullpen. #Rays #RaysUp https://t.co/NzKU0HVuZn— Sports by Tampa Bay Times (@TBTimes_Sports) May 5, 2021
Wander Franco has three hits in his AAA debut, including a triple, leading the Bulls to a 7-5 win over Memphis.
Wander Franco tallied 3 hits in his Triple-A debut & our 'pen tossed 4.1 shutout frames while striking out 10 in our season-opening 7-5 win in Memphis.— Durham Bulls (@DurhamBulls) May 5, 2021
Jake deGrom is injured, but thankfully not that injured.
Good news on Jacob deGrom: an MRI revealed only inflammation in his right lat. He will refrain from throwing for the next few days, but the Mets aren't placing him on the injured list.— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) May 4, 2021
A Tyler Glasnow oops.
Blake Snell is still Blake Snell.
New Rays the Roof podcast.
NEW RTR POD ALERT— Rays The Roof Network (@RaysTheRoofTB) May 5, 2021
Our newest episode is out! We recap the Astros series, talk about the Angels series and continue to be in awe of Tyler Glasnow. #RaysUp
Listen here and we hope you enjoy! https://t.co/Y0R44M35aD
Old friend Sergio Romo is a genuinely nice person.
At last week’s game against the Rays, A’s pitcher Sergio Romo got several players to sign a ball, & gave it to a fan with special needs sitting along the third base line, also posing for a photo with him ❤️❤️ Twitter help me find this fan! @kron4news #RiseAndGrind #mlb pic.twitter.com/e8nuOqUmgI— Kylen Mills (@KylenMills) May 3, 2021
Pitcher’s List with an early look at the exit velo leaders.
Jomboy with a couple fun breakdowns. First, the Randy and KK situation from last week.
Kiermaier steals ball from left fielder, a breakdown pic.twitter.com/6np4wORhbz— Jomboy (@Jomboy_) May 4, 2021
Also, Angel Hernandez Angel Hernandezing in the KC/Cleveland game.
Noted bad umpire, Ángel Hernández blows a couple easy ones, a breakdown pic.twitter.com/3KSAEUu3jM— Jomboy (@Jomboy_) May 5, 2021
A pitcher grand slam in the Braves/Nats tilt. Ynoa hits his second dinger of the year.
Amir Garrett gets a seven game suspension, while Javy Báez gets a fine. Garrett is appealing.
MLB has issued a 7-game suspension to Amir Garrett for "inciting a benches-clearing incident" vs. the Cubs on Saturday.— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) May 4, 2021
Javy Báez received a fine. pic.twitter.com/VCbVzQaO6t
The Mets have fired hitting coach Chili Davis.
Hitting coach Chili Davis and assistant hitting coach Tom Slater have been relieved of their duties, effective immediately. Hugh Quattlebaum has been named the new hitting coach and Kevin Howard is the new assistant hitting coach. https://t.co/TtQKojnhFV— New York Mets (@Mets) May 4, 2021
Tonight’s game is once again at 9:38 PM Eastern.