DRaysBay Recap – Rays get shutout again – Tampa Bay Rays: 0, Houston Astros: 4

Rays were given close out for the primary time since May remaining evening, so we could see if they may be able to beef up on that during recreation 2 of a possible playoff matchup.

1st Inning

Shane McClanahan were given into just a little of hassle, with Jose Altuve and Jeremy Pena opening up the inning with again-to-again singles. Alex Bregman flied out to transport Altuve to third base, and Kyle Tucker doubled to attain the Astros’ 1st run.

Rays had been ready to get out of the inning as Isaac Parades snagged an Aledmys Diaz line pressure and doubled off Pena at third base to finish the Astro’s danger.

Wander Franco labored a stroll from Christian Javier, and Harold Ramirez and David Peralta gave two balls a trip to the outfield, however weren’t ready to do a lot else.

third Inning

Shane labored via a blank second inning, however were given into hassle within the third inning, with Martin Maldonado strolling and Jose Altuve unmarried to place runners on 1st and second with no person out.

Jeremy Peña then took a dangling 2-1 curveball that didn’t have the traditional Sugar Shane wreck to it, and hit it out for a three run HR

4-0 Astros. Shane’s handiest mistake this inning, as he sat down the following 3 Astro batters, however the wear and tear is completed.

4th Inning

Wander Franco labored his second stroll of the sport to open up the 4th inning, but it surely was once in an instant erased as David Peralta coated out to Jose Altuve, and Wander was once doubled off 1st.

Kind of the theme up to now, Rays offense has been lower than underwhelming. Some just right ABs, some walks, however total simply now not the offense we’re used to seeing. Oh and the Rays don’t have successful but.

fifth Inning

We weren’t anticipating Shane to be at complete energy, however he no less than regarded promising since coming again. Wasn’t truly the case these days, as he hung a curveball previous, and didn’t have any aggressive pitches. Things additionally perceived to get worse as Shane walked Jose Altuve, then went to three-0 on Jeremy Peña and began shaking his arm and rotating his shoulder round. He would pop out of the sport in choose for Shawn Armstrong.

Shawn were given two sac flys, and issued one IBB to Kyle tucker, however were given out of the inning with just one run of wear and tear. Could’ve been a lot worse going through the center of the Astros lineup.

5-0 Astros.

Rays’ first hit got here within the backside of the fifth inning from Christian Bethancourt. Issac Parades labored a stroll to place two runners on with 2 outs, and Johnathan Aranada as much as the plate, however he flied out in foul territory to finish the Rays “rally”

sixth Inning

Wander Franco were given double with 2 outs within the backside of the sixth inning however not anything got here of it.

We were given a Shane McClanahan replace:

Good information that the harm wasn’t associated with any earlier shoulder accidents.

Shawn Armstrong, JT Chargois, Javy Guerra, & Colin Poche nailed down the again part of the sport, preserving the Houston Astros from scoring any further runs.

In general, they went: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3Ks.

Rays offense within the backside of the ninth in spite of everything confirmed some lifestyles. Wander Franco opened the inning with a unmarried.

After a David Peralta strikeout, each Manuel Margot and Francisco Mejia labored walks to load the bases with just one out. This pressured Astros Manager Dusty Baker to usher in nearer Ryan Pressley, who struck out Ji-Man Choi (on some questionable strike calls) and compelled Christian Bethancourt to lineout to finish the Rays’ handiest danger of the sport.

Rays get close out in again to again video games for the primary time since May 2017.

Really bizarre recreation because the Astros scored on 8 hits, however just a xBA of .222. Meanwhile, the Rays had 3 hits on .131 xBA. Shane McClanahan had 8 whiffs, which is ok, however 0 at the curveball.

Rays will attempt to keep away from the sweep the next day with Corey Kluber going towards Lance McCullers Jr. Game time is 6:40 PM.

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