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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Chaz Roe goes under the knife

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Chaz Roe is done for the year, German Marquez throws a Maddux, and the latest on the sticky stuff scandal

Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

The Rays lost to the Nats 4-3 last night, falling two games behind the Red Sox. On the bright side, the boys showed some pluck after falling behind early due to some (apparent) pitch tipping by Rich Hill.

Also on the bright side, Wander Franco got his first left handed hit, meaning that’s one less thing we need to hear about. Now if we could just get him some BABIP luck, everything will be fine.


Chaz Roe is having season ending shoulder surgery today.

Also in Chaz Roe news, he shaved off his beard. This did not go over well with his daughter.

BPro on Shane Baz breaking out ($$$).

Ben Clemens of Fangraphs on what makes an unlucky pitcher. Ryan Thompson, Matt Wisler, and Shane McClanahan make appearances.

Adam Berry on how Rich Hill reinvented himself.

Adam Cimber and old friend Corey Dickerson are headed to the Blue Jays.

Britt Ghiroli on Davey Martinez’s All-Star snub.

The family of the late Tyler Skaggs is suing the Angels.

Mike Zunino’s 9th inning homer looked majestic even by his standards. And the data backed that up!

Former Rays farmhand German Marquez almost did a thing last night, until baseball decided to baseball.

Marquez finished with a Maddux, spinning a complete game shutout on just 92 pitches.

Trevor Bauer is under investigation for assault.

Bauer’s attorney released a response last night denying the allegations.

Jomboy started a bit a thing yesterday — as he is want to do — tweeting that something looked “a little suspect” in the Orioles bullpen. The fairly swift explanation was that it was some kind of icy hot substance, which is a fairly standard and completely legal pitching practice. Much dunking on Jomboy ensured.

The Angel’s Dylan Bundy blew chunks on the mound Monday during a very warm night in New York.

His teammate Shohei Ohtani is doing ridiculous stuff.

This is a sweet story, even if it is the Yankees.

As you probably know, the Mariner’s Hector Santiago was the first pitcher to ejected following the sticky stuff crackdown. He is appealing, and there is a lot of varied information and misinformation for what that means. Jeff Passan has probably the best breakdown of what to expect.

Spin rates since the enforcement memo dropped.

Finally, your fairy godpuppy.