Josh Fleming gets the call, and how do you stop a beanball war?
The Rays lost last night, as happens sometimes during a long season. This time it was to the Rangers, by a score of 8-3. Ryan Yarbrough got a little roughed up, though the hits he allowed were not particularly hard hit for the most part. It was one of those nights. The loss dropped the Rays back under .500, putting them in a four way tie for second place in the AL East
Josh Fleming is coming.
— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) April 13, 2021
— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) April 14, 2021
Steve Carney on Tyler Glasnow’s most recent act of domination.
Maybe my favorite moment tonight was Cash was looking to the bullpen to see if Reed was ready, and a guy in the press level seats was screaming “Sit down, Cash!” #Rays
— Steve Carney (@stevecarney) April 13, 2021
From Joey Knight at the Times: Kevin Cash says Glasnow’s chance to complete a game for Rays will come.
John Romano at the Times has opinions on the headhunting Yankees and what the Rays should do about it.
Brent Honeywell joined Steve Carney Under the Orange Roof.
A new episode of @UTORpodcast is here! Hear from Brent Honeywell on who he credits for keeping him on track to return to #Rays after three years away and four elbow surgeries, and @ellen_adair on baseball movies, Sam Fuld, and pandemic baseball habits.https://t.co/YOxzvCwl32 pic.twitter.com/V9pB1dGmsb
— Steve Carney (@stevecarney) April 12, 2021
This story from over the weekend about fathers and sons and baseballs is everything that is right with this world.
Freddie Freeman hit a home run for the Brave’s and a father and son in Phillies gear retrieved it.
Then the son turned right around around and gave the ball to a young Brave’s fan.
— Rex Chapman (@RexChapman) April 10, 2021
James Scott and his son Joshua gave their Freddie Freeman HR ball to a Braves fan on Friday…
Tonight, Freddie Freeman surprised them with a ball signed by him and Bryce Harper ❤️
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) April 11, 2021
Our own Adam Sanford appeared on the Box Seat Banter podcast.
New episode! Andy Sanford of @draysbay joins the podcast to discuss a wild game 162, a future retired number, the extra 2% and the entire Rays history, including my Quarter Century Rays Roster#BoxSeatBanter #YaLoveToHearIt #BaseballPodcast #RaysUp #Rayshttps://t.co/tdYum8EkYc
— Box Seat Banter (@boxseatbanter) April 13, 2021
These two infield singles happened within a couple days of each other.
.@ronaldacunajr24 beat out a groundball at 31.0 ft/sec …
Elite is 30.0 ft/sec. pic.twitter.com/JoV6Q0DAcK
— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) April 11, 2021
Shohei Ohtani just beat out an infield single with a sprint speed of 29.5 ft/sec. pic.twitter.com/kwb2huaEwp
— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) April 14, 2021
While some guys are really fast, other guys are really slow!
Old friend alert? At least I think that’s him…
“Sergio Romo” is in the game pic.twitter.com/PrLvUxO7Gk
— Shayna Rubin (@ShaynaRubin) April 13, 2021
Who is another old friend who didn’t look like himself last night? Blake Snell, who didn’t make it out of the first inning.
Blake Snell was just pulled in the first inning, after allowed six straight baserunners with two outs.
Considering he’s literally famous for being pulled early, he doesn’t look happy….
— The Baseball Newsletter (@bbletter) April 13, 2021
This is nifty.
This is pretty cool. The Padres announced they will unveil a mural of Joe Musgrove at his high school (Grossmont HS in El Cajon) tomorrow to commemorate him throwing the first no-hitter in franchise history.
— Kyle Glaser (@KyleAGlaser) April 13, 2021
This is impressive.
Hope Trautwein, a pitcher for the University of North Texas, made history on Sunday by striking out every single one of the 21 batters she faced through all seven innings.
“I guess it’s never been done before, so it doesn’t have a name,” she tells NPR.https://t.co/8scbg2wlKl
— NPR (@NPR) April 14, 2021
Baseball BBQ with a piece on Ronald Acuña.
Randy Arozarena makes an appearance in Sam Dykstra’s rookies to watch.
Akil Baddoo of the Tigers also appeared on that list. And he homered again last night. You could even say that he … Badidit again!
Akil Baddoo did not do it again……
Akil Baddoo DID. IT. AGAIN. pic.twitter.com/x3jhKryzhA
— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) April 14, 2021
Baseball’s antitrust exemption is in the news again. But what exactly is it? Gabe Lacques breaks it down for us.
Umpire Joe West won his defamation suit against former major leaguer Paul Lo Duca.
Joe West is anything you feel like hating about umpires, so go ahead and indulge yourself.
Just so long as you don’t make up a reason that can be proven false in court, like Paul Lo Duca did. https://t.co/y5adpWVN42
— Defector (@DefectorMedia) April 13, 2021
Lastly, a good doggo rescuing a puppy.