The Rays were able to bounce back after a frustrating Friday night, beating Toronto today, 6 to 1 to get back to .500. It’s going to be like this all year folks, so buckle up.
The Rays struck in the 3rd to take the lead on a Logan Morrison 2-run shot, his 6th of the year. In the 6th, Morrison doubled in a run and then Colby Rasmus, who has struggled in his first few at-bats, hit a 2-run shot to make it 5 to 1 (he plated another run in the 8th to add to his RBI total). It was a great day for the offense in this one.
Rasmus was 1 for 4 overall with 3 RBIs. Morrison was 2 for 3 with an RBI while Evan Longoria went 2 for 3 and scored 3 runs. He is not hitting for power right now, but at least the average is rising a bit for him, so that is good at least, right?
Jake Odorizzi (2-1) went 7 innings, allowing 3 hits, 1 run and struck out 6 in a great start for him. Erasmo Ramirez, returned from paternity leave, and worked a clean inning. Jose Alvarado had a much better outing, working a clean 9th inning to close out the game for the good guys.
The Bulls won 1 to 0 over Norfolk to move to 20-7 on the year. Patrick Leonard went 2 for 4 while Mike Marjama went 3 for 4. Willy Adames (lowered in the batting order) went 1 for 4 and scored a run. Brent Honeywell (2-2) went 5.1 innings, allowing 5 hits, walking 2 and struck out 8 batters.