Each golf equipment received their ultimate recreation going into the break Sunday to snap lengthy dropping streaks.
The Rays‘ offense struggled in dropping seven straight earlier than beating the Braves 10-4 on Sunday
“It’s good to cap it off,” Tampa Bay supervisor Kevin Money stated. “We now have purpose to be pissed off the final week or so. I felt we had been doing a little issues OK, simply to not the usual possibly we had set, however to win a ballgame going into the break like that feels so a lot better.”
Averaging 5.44 runs per recreation, the Rays ranked fourth in baseball, but managed simply 17 runs throughout the seven losses — an surprising downturn as Tampa Bay topped the American League with a 58-35 first-half mark to set a franchise report
“Congrats to that group on the market,” Money stated. “The primary time you are doing one thing — this franchise has received plenty of baseball video games over a few years — that is saying one thing.”
Regardless of latest struggles, Rays hitters rank third within the majors with 137 first-half homers and second with 111 stolen bases. Isaac Paredes, Randy Arozarena and Jose Siri lead the group with 16 homers apiece. Yandy Diaz’s .323 batting common ranks third in baseball
Tampa Bay pitchers allowed 3.84 runs per recreation within the first half, finest within the majors.
The Rays will ship right-hander Tyler Glasnow (2-3, 4.10 ERA) to the mound reverse rookie right-hander Alec Marsh (0-2, 7.00)
Glasnow dropped a 2-1 determination to Atlanta in his final begin on July 7, fanning eight in 5 2/3 innings. In his three earlier begins towards the Royals, Glasnow owns a 2.00 ERA over 18 innings
Glasnow struck out 12 of 19 batters confronted in 5 innings throughout the newest outing towards Kansas Metropolis, a 3-1 win June 25, because the groups cut up a four-game set at Tampa Bay on June 22-25. All-Star catcher Salvador Perez is hitless in seven at-bats with 4 strikeouts towards Glasnow.
Making his third profession begin, Marsh has by no means confronted the Rays. In his final begin, he allowed three runs — two earned — in 5 innings of a 5-0 loss at Minnesota on July 5, however Royals supervisor Matt Quatraro noticed rather a lot he preferred
“The curveball appeared extraordinarily sharp,” Quatraro stated. “(Marsh) was capable of get some swings-and-misses within the zone in addition to chase. There have been plenty of encouraging issues there.”
Kansas Metropolis set its personal first-half data whereas constructing a 26-65 mark (.286 successful share), solely fractionally higher than the franchise-worst 27-68 (.284) report in 2018.
Earlier than Sunday’s 4-1 win at Cleveland, the Royals dropped six straight whereas scoring simply 14 runs, struggling two shutouts
“It is a lot nicer to enter the break with a win than dropping for an entire week,” Quatraro stated. “There have been video games all through this week we may have received, however that is the large leagues.”
Perez leads Kansas Metropolis with 15 homers and Bobby Witt Jr. is tops with 47 RBIs. Witt has been the group’s offensive driver the previous two weeks, hitting .385 with six extra-base hits and 9 RBIs within the final 10 video games.
“Bobby’s swinging the bat nice,” Quatraro stated. “We have seen his strategy actually enhance over the past six weeks to 2 months.”
–Area Stage Media