- Home, sweet dome: Rays back in a groove - Adam Berry, MLB.com: Rays paired two impressive, and long and winding career stories, together to form a fantastic “start” with Louis Head and Dietrich Enns.
Louis Head & Dietrich Enns were released from Mariners in 2020 w/ in 15 mins of each other.— Tricia Whitaker (@TriciaWhitaker) September 16, 2021
Head was selling solar panels.
Enns was in indy ball.
Neither knew if they’d play pro ⚾️ again. But both got a call from Rays.
Now they’re pitching in “tandem” start together in majors pic.twitter.com/gzQqJ2Z9lu
- Dietrich Enns in particular is really making a case to carve out a role as a dynamic lefty in a variety of potential roles:
Dietrich Enns’ 2021 season with the Rays (combined AAA and MLB stats):— Rays Metrics (@RaysMetrics) September 17, 2021
87.2 IP, 2.67 ERA, 106 K, 24 BB
What a great story #RaysUp
- Rays ‘really pleased’ with Franco’s progress - Adam Berry, MLB.com: A Wander Franco return on this final homestand is becoming a real possibility.
- Rays talk about Shane Baz but will start Luis Patino Friday - Marc Topkin, Tampa Bay Times: There was a bit of a tease (mostly from Topkin himself) that the Rays might be calling up Baz for the open spot in the lineup. The smoke got more intense when Baz was scratched from his scheduled start at Durham. But the reason he didn’t come up probably is related to his back:
Bringing up Baz to start this weekend was among the options discussed by #Rays. Now we know that there may have been a reason why they didn't. https://t.co/EcTOjvDLqY— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) September 16, 2021
- For now, the rotation moves are sliding everybody up a day, and setting up the triumphant return of Shane McClanahan from the IL on Sunday:
#Rays are planning for Yarbrough to start or work bulk innings on Saturday vs. #Tigers, and then have McClanahan come off IL to start Sunday.— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) September 16, 2021
- The Rays bullpen is shaking off their slow September start and getting back to the top tier bullpen in baseball:
With the best bullpen ERA in the American League, there's a good reason for #Rays starters to be confident when they exit.#RaysUp | @RaysBaseball pic.twitter.com/7KEsH5Cg9q— MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM (@MLBNetworkRadio) September 16, 2021
- Two other AL East teams were in action, and the 5th place team walked off the 4th place team:
ORIOLES WALK OFF THE YANKEES— B/R Walk-Off (@BRWalkoff) September 17, 2021