Last night, the Rays earned their 62nd win of the season. This was their first ninth-inning comeback all season. One thing this team has is heart and their hearts never let them give up. The Rays will always find a way to try to win.
Now, it was a team effort all around, but the one name that stood out was Rays’ shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera. Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a huge solo homer and a double that led to 2 huge RBIs. Cabrera gave the Rays the lead in the top of the ninth. After the game Cabrera improved his season stats to a .264 batting average with 9 homers and 35 RBIs. His defense has been super throughout the whole season. This is honestly Cabrera’s best season since the 2012 season.
The Rays hit 3 homers off of potential Cy Young candidate, Sonny Gray! Forsythe and Jaso had the other 2 homers.
Next, Erasmo Ramirez took the mound and gave up 4 runs on 8 hits. He struck out 4 A’s and walked 2. He had a good enough performance to keep the Rays in the game. Ramirez threw 95 pitches in 7 innings. Ramirez has come along way and has improved in almost every start. Colome had to finish up the last 2 innings in the game. Colome punched out 2 batters and did his job. That was to come out of the pen and throw strikes.
Finally, for today’s game the Rays will send the Illinois native Jake Odorizzi to the mound against young right-handed pitcher Kendall Graveman. Odorizzi will look to push the Rays closer to the second wild card spot, but can inch quietly back towards the AL East crown. Graveman will look to end his losing streak and keep the baseball in the stadium.
Extra: Blake Snell inches closer to make his debut in the pros. Snell could be called up for this weekend home stand against the Royals. Look out Royals!