The Rays gutted their way to a 2-0 win last night over the Toronto Blue Jays, featuring great performances from Drew Rasmussen and the A-bullpen, stellar defense, and a pair of solo homers from Choi and BLowe. The win lowered Tampa Bay’s magic number to 9. Marc Topkin with the early story on your 90-win Rays.
The Rays reach the 90-win mark for the third consecutive time (in full seasons).https://t.co/A9FtiU73U7— Sports by Tampa Bay Times (@TBTimes_Sports) September 15, 2021
The Rays have not one, but two finalists for the Roberto Clemente award in Nelson Cruz and Ryan Yarbrough. Cruz’s nomination comes courtesy of his time with the Twins.
Manager Kevin Cash: “We really appreciate what they’re doing in the community. Nelson is nominated by the Twins, but we saw his impact here pretty quickly. Yarbs, in season or in the offseason, really pours himself into the community." https://t.co/AzeS2YPdTa— Sports by Tampa Bay Times (@TBTimes_Sports) September 15, 2021
Congratulations to @RyanYarbrough2!— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) September 14, 2021
Yarbs is our Roberto Clemente Award nominee in recognition of the outstanding work he has done in our community over the last year
Vote for Yarbs to win the league award: https://t.co/QwQzJnWWLT pic.twitter.com/gyS4VVydlH
Congrats, @ncboomstick23!— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) September 14, 2021
Nelson Cruz remains our 2021 Roberto Clemente Award Nominee in recognition of his impact across #TwinsTerritory and Major League Baseball.
Voting is open‼️ https://t.co/DlHov9rQtw pic.twitter.com/mzE9nx4oBa
MLB has expanded the list of who can wear 21 for Roberto Clemente Day.
The great Norm MacDonald passed away yesterday after a long and private fight with cancer.
RIP Norm MacDonald, the only great ESPYS host.https://t.co/Kq82BNRSjJ— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) September 14, 2021
Speaking of Ryan, he got smoked by a comebacker yesterday.
Joe Ryan has exited the game after taking a batted ball off his right hand/wrist. pic.twitter.com/BZLscpRH9D— Bally Sports North (@BallySportsNOR) September 14, 2021
Seattle will host the 2023 All Star Game.
News: Seattle's T-Mobile Park will host Major League Baseball's 2023 All-Star Game, sources tell ESPN.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) September 14, 2021
Details at ESPN: https://t.co/ThwpFuaMgl
Ryan Braun officially announces his retirement.
Ryan Braun has announced his retirement. pic.twitter.com/vPYAV4ykEB— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) September 14, 2021
Wander Franco’s recovery from his hamstring injury is progressing well.
#Rays Cash said Wander Franco (on IL with right hamstring strain) had a very good rehab day at Trop with Paul Harker and their hope is by this weekend he is doing some on-field activity— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) September 13, 2021
Lastly, look at this badass doggo.