Rays use the power of UUFF to get back in the win column
The deciding run in the game was a beautiful mess. it had it all:
- A base hit sharpley to an OF with a very strong arm
- Running through a stop sign
- Ball beating the runner by a country mile
- A ridiculously silly dodge and tag
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) May 15, 2018
Adeiny Hechavarria’s stutter pause with his hands was my favorite little mind game. In less than a second, it was Hech vs Perez in a guessing game.
I’m going to go right, but you think I’m going to go right so I will go left. But you know that I know that you know that I will go left because I would go right.
Salvador Perez fell victim fell victim to one of the classic blunders – the most famous of which is “never get involved in a land war in Asia” – but only slightly less well-known is this:
Never go in against Hechavarria when the game is on the line!
Cut4 tweeted out a side by side with Hech vs Ichiro in a battle of the ballerina home plate finishes:
— Cut4 (@Cut4) May 15, 2018
- After the game the Rays optioned RH Hunter Wood back to Durham to make room for Anthony Banda.
- Marc Topkin notes that the set back for Nathan Eovaldi’s rehab is hopefully just a minor one, but the Rays will be patient with his recovery.
- If CJ Cron wants to give a shot to another sport, it seems he could have a future in Cricket.
- The Process Report’s week 6 team rankings are out.
- Jake Faria and Ryan Yarbrough had a celebrity sighting after the game:
— Jacob Faria (@JDFaria34) May 15, 2018
Around the League:
- When the Rays travel to Seattle alter this month, they will face the Mariners without Robinson Cano, who is headed to the DL with a fracture in his right hand.
- Sheryl Ring at Fangraphs dives into the great MLB vs Shoes debate of 2018.
- The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to essentially lift the federal ban on sports betting.