Rays 2 Orioles 1: Small ball to win

If you watched a good sample of Rays 18’s victories over Orioles last year, you might be surprised by this game. In contrast to some of last year’s sluggish events, this was a duel for bowlers – several pitchers – with Rays gaining two old schools by stringing hits and sack flies together.

Shane McClanahan was bad but a bit ineffective, and seemed to have a little nervousness at first. He drilled his first pitch Cedric Mullins in the shoulder at 97 mph. The third pitch had a hanging curve for the Mountcastle song. After the force went out in order to get out, Austin Hayes walked over. Whisperer Kyle Snyder visited the pile and Sugar Shen managed to get the next two ranks.

The Orioles also got the lead man in second, this time alone. McClanahan fell behind his old friend Robinson Sherinus, but then came back to strike him.

Rays made old school the bottom of the third set, putting together three singles and a sack fly. They enjoyed that lead for only a few rounds, when Santander tied it with a home tour.

McClanahan had great things going, making seven rounds in 4.1, often breathing on balls out of the area, and getting some useful balls when he found himself in a jam. He never really got too deep into the game – we heard a maximum pitch of about 75.

With McClanahan and Means leaving before the fifth inning, we saw plenty of painkillers. Rays fans are used to seeing the team crush the Orioles last year. I don’t know if the Orioles pen has improved, or the Rays’ offense has waned, or if one game means less, but Orioles’ shortstops have nothing to regret, even Paul Fry who had an ERA around infinity against the Rays last year was effective with a hit The only one he encountered.

However, one run of eighth that proved to be the win. Wander arrived on his third goal in the game (yes, it would be fun to have him for an entire season). Ji Man Choi came in as a discus hitter and had a racket that should take half an hour, full throwing first, closing pitches on corners and eventually Ji Man walking. Randy hit a hitter at the third base line and Gutierrez seemed a bit slow on his serve, so the Oriole went from seemingly settling outside at first to having to settle in loaded bases with no ends as Arrozarina was credited with the inferior one. But Wonder is forced back to his home in the P. Lowe cemetery. Kevin Cash went on to switch between hitting Mejia instead of Zunino (Brian Anderson told us the Orioles didn’t have anyone heat up at the Bulls game so Cash could switch without worrying about bringing a new pitcher). Mejia delivered a bag fly to regain the leaderboard 1.

On the Rays side, we saw Chargois, Wisler, Springs, and Kittredge (without a beard!). Impressed springs (hit from the side). Kittredge had a few guys but he stuck with it. Must rethink the beard! With Kittredge close to eighth, JP Feyereisen has been given the task of maintaining the lead. He had two outs and looked like he was sailing but then gave up on his “oops” hit. He was replaced by new man Brooks Raley who eventually gained such prominence.

Mid-season ray fans:

Good for you Austin

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