Tampa Bay Rays Outstanding Performance: 1-0 win over Washington Nationals

Led by the baseball pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball Nathan Eovaldi, Tampa Bay Rays did something out of ordinary and stunned the audience with a phenomenal pitching that took them to lead by 1-0 against the Washington Nationals on Tuesday afternoon.

The Rays came up with a mind-blowing planning to enroll their straight fifth win which as a result move them back in a game of .500 at 39-40.

“This was pretty interesting,” Kevin Cash, Tampa Bay Rays manager said. “A good one. It’s so tough to win 1-0. You’ve got to do everything right. And we did just enough of that.”

Though the season the Rays had already broken the new bullpen management ground, starting the game with a reliever instead of bringing in their starter was a mad idea though in the end it earned them a fabulous win. It was on Tuesday afternoon when The Tampa Bay Rays came face to face against The Washington Nationals that Kevin cash The Rays manager took it in his own hands to do something so incredible that everyone was left awed.

“It’s not the best feeling when you get one run in the first and you realistically are saying that might be all you get; how do you navigate the rest?” Cash said.

When Tampa Bay rays were barely clinging onto 1-0 lead at the start of the ninth inning, cash was suddenly hit with the craziest plan. He decided to send a lefty to face both of the lefties Bryce Harper and Juan Soto, but the righty Anthony Rendon was in the way he was in between both of them and could bring left-handed pitcher crashing down. Then at the end it was decided to be a little more creative and instead of using two different lefty relievers and changing three pitches, he simply brought lefty Jose Alvarado to go against Harper and then after Harper drew a walk, he sent in Righty Chaz Roe to face Rendon all this while Alvarado was left standing at the first Base.

Regular first baseman Jake Bauers exchanged positions and went to the left field, with left fielder Mallex Smith relocated to right and right fielder Johnny Field was brought out of the game. At first, Alvarado was quite confused at the setting.

After the game according to MLB.com’s Bill Chastain the rays manager stated: “[He was] pretty shocked,” Cash told, “Obviously there’s a language barrier. The best was Wilson Ramos looking at me like I had two heads. I said, ‘Just shut up and explain it to him.’ He can make fun of me later on.”

Jake Bauers had a prier alert though: “I told him, ‘Hey, go hold him on, don’t move and catch the ball if someone throws it to you.’ He went for that popup pretty good. He got to the wall quick. He stuck his hand out and everything.”

Then Chaz Roe struck out Rendon and everybody went back to their original positions: Alvarado back to the mound and Bauers back to the first.

Then Alvarado gave successive singles to both Juan Soto and Daniel Murphy, all bases packed with one outs. But the game was not over yet that’s when cash played another ace move and brought Sergio Romo on the field and he managed to finalize the game for the rays.

“I thought it was really fun,” Romo said. “We won 1-0 against a really good team. That’s pretty awesome.”

The Rays showed there is so much to do about winning a game and their brilliant performances and Cash’s ace moves were the best show of tact in all MLB League.

Minute Maid Park’s Train Became a Target of Baseballs From Tampa Bay Rays Player

Minute Maid Park has set up a train at the left, 90 feet above the field which is supposedly a celebratory train that takes tours on homeruns from astros while it whistles. Though it has been constantly targeted by many of home runs from different players during games or practices but could intentionally throwing baseballs on it can be considered as one of its accustomed rituals?

 

Before the Astros and the Tampa Bay Rays could come face to face for the battle on Wednesday one of the players from Tampa Bay Rays side was seen to be throwing baseballs at the train, hitting the side if its engine from the outfield during warm-ups. A video film has been captured by a fan which shows a player (not identified at the time) aiming at the train for a total of three time with baseball before the team went back to the clubhouse.

Target of Baseballs From Tampa Bay Rays Player

The MMP’s train is one of its prized possessions after the Commissioner’s Trophy and it to be hit by a visiting player and not just one time can definitely anger anyone who cherishes these possessions specifically the video put many of the Astros Fans in a tight spot. However, on giving it a second thought, these are the same Tampa Bay players who offered their Tropicana Field to Astros when they needed to play their series against the rangers during the times of Hurricane Harvey’s widespread destruction.

 

Nonetheless, Bobby “Dynamite” Vasquez, who is the Astros’ train conductor, gave a fabulous response to the Rays on Twitter:

“Thanks Rays for throwing the baseballs up to the tracks! You helped me send home a dozen #Astros fans with souvenirs!#payitforward

Max Scherzer Made 10th Win, Striking out 13 While Washington Nationals Stood Victorious Against Tampa Bay Rays

Max Scherzer continued with the strike while on the other hand the Tampa Bay Rays continued producing outs.
It was one of another brilliant performance from Washington Nationals top player. Max Scherzer pitched eight strong innings to become the first 10-game winner to make it in the majors, striking out 13 in the Washington Nationals 4-2 win against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.

“I looked up at one time and he had 86 pitches (and) 70 strikes,” Kevin Cash, Tampa Bay manager said. “It’s absurd. Guys just don’t do that. There’s a lot of good pitchers in this league, but for a guy to just sit there and pound the strike zone the way he did and not give up hard hits, it’s just really telling about how special a pitcher he is.”

Scherzer struck out Johnny Field, Christian Arroyo and Daniel Robertson on a joint nine pitches in the sixth inning. It was the third nine pitch/three strikeout inning in Nationals history and the first since Scherzer did it against Philadelphia on May 14, 2017.

Max Scherzer

Scherzer joins Hall of Famer with the only pitchers to have accomplish this twice including Lefty Grove, Randy Johnson, Sandy Koufax and Nolan Ryan.

“I honestly didn’t know I had it; then I walked off the field and I was like `Wait a second, I think that was it,”‘

Scherzer said.

Scherzer struck out 25 over 16 innings in his last two starts and went erratic with five hits to Tampa Bay also was not allowing anyone to make past the second base until pinch hitter brad miller made a two-out double in the eighth.
“Twenty-five out of 28 first-pitch strikes,” Dave Martinez, Washington manager said. “That’s pretty much as good as it gets. He was awesome tonight.”

Washington first baseman Matt Adams’ solo homer lead off the second, opened the scoring. Then Juan Soto singled, moved to third on Michael A. Taylor’s single and slid under Wilson Ramos’ tag when first baseman C.J. Cron threw home on Wilmer Difo’s grounder.