The Rays knocked off the Red Sox 8-5 at the Trop last night in a very sloppy game — for the Red Sox, that is. The Rays simply took advantage of Boston’s sloppy play and did what good teams do. Coupled with another Yankees loss to the Angels, and the Rays finish August eight games ahead of their closest competitor.
.@RaysBaseball is the first team to have 2 calendar months with 21+ wins in the same season since the 2002 Athletics.— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) September 1, 2021
Topper on the Rays rolling into September.
Someone left a present for Brett Phillips.
Reliever David Robertson will be joining the Rays today as rosters expand...by two.
The Slegend is coming home!
A really good podcast from Neil Solondz. Talked about working on baserunning and teaching players to read the situation to be able to take the extra base, mentioned Mike Zunino as a surprisingly good base runner despite lack of speed, amongst other juicy tidbits.
Thanks to all our guests on This Week in @RaysBaseball on @RaysRadio @Drew_Rasmussen_ @oltwizard @kevinburkhardt @thisisdspan @dspanfoundation Ian Seymour of @RaysPlayerDev & Brian Anderson of @BallyRays— Neil Solondz (@neilsolondz) August 29, 2021
The show will be archived at https://t.co/nDAFWLrPSY & on Apple podcasts
This is fun.
Javy Baez just scored the winning run for the Mets - on April (suspended) 11.— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) August 31, 2021
He also scored the only run for the Cubs - on April 11.
Also after scoring the winning run, apparently Baez lost his earring. This led to an thorough scouring of the home plate area. Among the search party was Mets President Sandy Alderson.
The Onion reporting on the Mets “thumbsgate.”
Obvious shirt is obvious.
FWIW, Baez and Lindor both offered apologies.
John Smoltz and Al Leiter will not be appearing in the MLB Network studios.
The Red Sox, already in the middle of a COVID outbreak, pulled shortstop Xander Bogaerts in the second inning for a positive test.
And Xander Bogaerts was removed from tonight's game due to a positive COVID-19 test result. Just when Red Sox fans thought it couldn't get any worse...— Steve Carney (@stevecarney) September 1, 2021
Evan Drellich of the Athletic on MLB’s blackout policy and the streaming future of baseball.
What could have been a very ugly brawl in Sunday’s AAA Lehigh Valley / Scranton Wilkes-Barre game was short circuiting by an excellent take down and de-escalation by catcher Tyler Heineman.
Benches clear in Lehigh Valley after David Paulino hits Max McDowell in the head with a pitch … Only Paulino and McDowell were ejected … Give catcher Tyler Heineman two points for a quality takedown pic.twitter.com/aOM5eiwTxV— Mitch Rupert (@Mitch_Rupert) August 29, 2021
Jeff Passan with the latest Trevor Bauer news.
News at ESPN: Trying to answer questions about Trevor Bauer's future, including the length of the suspension history suggests is coming, why this process will be long and drawn-out, and the feeling around the game that Bauer may never again play in MLB. https://t.co/f1GeWKz6mf— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 31, 2021