By: Daniel Satter
Tonight, the Rays came back and walked off against the Blue Jays. The Rays won 4-3. Tim Beckham hit the walk off to give the Rays their 79th win of the year.
Next, Chris Archer took the mound and was having a great game, but was pulled after 5 innings due to tiredness. Archer pitched a career high 212 innings this year. Archer struck out 3 batters to improve his K’s to 252 on the season. Archer and the bullpen were helped by some key solid defensive plays. Those players who made highlight plays include Asdrubal Cabrera, Tim Beckham, and Rene Rivera.
Finally, other than Beckham’s walk off, the offense was also provided by Cabrera’s and Jaso’s solo homers. Jaso’s homer was in the bottom of the 1st inning. Then Cabrera’s homer was in the bottom of the 7th to cut down the Blue Jays’ lead. Then Beckham hits a 2 run single to get the win. Also, Jake McGee set a Rays’ record by making his 297 career appearance out of the bullpen. He broke Joel Peralta’s record.
The Final Rays game will be tomorrow and Lefty Matt Moore (2-4, 5.84 ERA) will take the mound. Moore has been phenomenal in his last 3 starts and will look to finish the season strong. Moore will try and get the Rays their 80th win.