The Rays lost to the Yankees 5-3 in extras last night, mostly because you can win ‘em all. They square off again tonight on the inaugural Lou Gehrig Day, with Shane McClanahan going up against Jordan Montgomery. Game time is at 7:05 PM.
More on Lou Gehrig Day.
Oakland A’s outfielder Steve Piscotty played a big role in bringing this day into being.
In maybe an unfortunate bit of timing, MLB enters NFT world by selling an image of an iconic Gehrig moment.
Bolts go up 2-0 against Carolina.
Team USA beat the DR in an Olympic qualifier. Rays prospect Joe Ryan got the start and pitched well.
Former Rays prospect Matthew Liberatore gets the ball today against Nicaragua.
I’m a little conflicted about how this next piece is getting covered. On one hand, good for Ronald Acuña, because doing an interview in something other than your main language is hard (especially when it’s English). It shows a lot of courage on his behalf. On the other hand, there is nothing wrong with players doing interviews through a translator, mostly because doing them in not your main language is really hard.
In any case, good for Acuña!
This is such a huge moment for Ronald Acuña, Jr., responding in English to post-game questions for the first time. This takes courage for stepping outside his comfort zone and he needs to be recognized and applauded! https://t.co/2ngAme9r2S— MLB Player Agent Lisette Carnet (@lisettecarnet) June 1, 2021
Sports Illustrated on the Rays winning ways.
Baseball's hottest team isn't the one with the most strikeouts or the most home runs.— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) June 1, 2021
It's the Tampa Bay Rays, who epitomize what it means to be successful in today's game, writes @emmabaccellieri https://t.co/LzUsAV4mxd
The New York Times on the Rays winning ways.
On Baseball: A look at the surging Rays, who strive to get "access to all the surprises," as GM Erik Neander says — and make a habit of humbling the Yankees https://t.co/T9ODagFNvp— Tyler Kepner (@TylerKepner) May 31, 2021
Heartwarming story on former Rays Alex Cobb.
Army Maj. David Taylor was killed in 2006 by a roadside bomb in Baghdad, just days before he was supposed to return home.— ESPN (@espn) May 31, 2021
Angels pitcher Alex Cobb has grown close to the Taylor family and has given them memories that have "completed" their family. (via @E60) pic.twitter.com/vY9pSelUKQ
The Mariners had a fun walk off, apparently from Nic Cage?
2,000 retweets and we make this our profile picture pic.twitter.com/8PYTbgcRcQ— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) June 1, 2021
Former Ray Rob Refsnyder has been hitting well for the Twins. He’s been fielding well too, despite being pushed into emergency centerfield, a position he’d never played on any level until two weeks ago, due to numerous Twins injuries. None of that makes this play any less fun and funny to watch.
Sorry, Rob, we’re not laughing at you, we’re laughing — well, actually we are laughing at you. But only because it was so damn funny!
This is one of those rare clips that gets funnier the more you watch. It probably peaks at about seven viewings, but if you put it away and come back? It’s funny all over again. Well done, Rob! Please console yourself in the fact that you brought joy to the masses. And in all seriousness, we wish you best.
Jacob deGrom is the obvious headliner here. But take a look at who else is on the list.
Most 100.0+ mph pitches thrown, starting pitchers, 2021:— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) May 31, 2021
Jacob deGrom: 61
Shane McClanahan: 10
Shohei Ohtani: 9
Tyler Glasnow: 8
MLB is looking to bring back pitcher limits, maybe at even fewer than the thirteen they instituted in 2020.
Mike Marshall, one time Cy Young winner, record holder for games pitched in a season (106), and uncle of Rays prospect Brett Honeywell, has passed away to 78.
RIP Mike Marshall - Former pitcher with 9 different major league teams has passed away at age 78. Mike is best known for winning the 1974 Cy Young Award with the Los Angeles #Dodgers (15 Wins - 21 Saves - 2.42 ERA - record setting 106 Games - 208.1 IP) #MLB #Baseball #History pic.twitter.com/mV48wp5yGh— Baseball by BSmile (@BSmile) June 1, 2021
Well, this sucks. Stephen Strasburg left last night’s game against the Braves early when his velocity tanked. Davy Martinez talked about it after the game.
Stephen Strasburg is being removed after recording four outs.— Bally Sports South (@BallySportsSO) June 2, 2021
His fastball velocity was sitting around 90mph tonight. pic.twitter.com/saMJmK6VYu
Lastly, here’s a dog and a raccoon.