Looking Backward While Moving Forward: Rays Win 5-3, Tied For First

The Tampa Bay Rays won their second consecutive game, this time by a 5-3 score over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday. The team struck first and eventually scored in four of their first five at-bats, while the pitching staff, with Erasmo Ramirez at the helm, held the Braves to three runs on four hits. Tampa Bay is now 22-18 and tied for first in the AL East.

The New What Next: Rays vs. Braves — A Series Preview

The Tampa Bay Rays avoided a sweep by Minnesota on Sunday by amassing 19 hits in an 11-3 win. Their next stop is Atlanta, where they’ll take on the Braves, who are coming off a three-game sweep of the Marlins.

Looking Backward While Moving Forward: Erasmo Ramirez is Getting Better

There isn’t much to say about Monday night’s Rays/Yankees contest under the big top. El Caballo left too many pitches in the zone and the Yankees made him pay. All four of the Yankees homers against Colome came with two outs, and New York’s hitters had some pretty comfortable swings against the Rays starter, who really didn’t make strides to knock them off the plate and reclaim the zone. While Colome threw strikes – 99 pitches, 67 strikes (68% K%) – they weren’t quality strikes, resulting in eight runs through six innings.