The Tampa Bay Rays added another victory to their shutout record on Monday night making history. Ryan Yarbrough helped in extending this record to 23 innings against Kansas City Royals.
The only run was scored by Willy Adames, the Dominican professional baseball infielder of the Rays. The run was discovered through a video replay of the game.
“They shut out the best team in the league yesterday so that tells you how good they’re doing now,” said Willy Adames.
Tampa Bay Rays have started their record-breaking streak with 14 shutout innings against Boston Red Sox and an addition of 2-0 win over them this Sunday. The franchise stands at 27 consecutive scoreless innings record which was set in 2013.
Five and a quarter innings were pitched by Rays’ Ryan Yarbrough (12-5) in a relief of Rays opening pitcher Hunter Wood. He gave up 2 hits and a walk and struck out 6 which earned him his 10th relief win of his major league career.
At first, Yarbrough was a long man out of the bullpen while Tampa Bay Rays took to experiment using relievers for starting the games for one or two innings. Yarbrough has a leading record of 96 relives in major league baseball and has earned a 3.84 ERA.
“It’s something that you see another guy doing really well, and … we’re all competitive by nature or we wouldn’t be here,” Yarbrough said. “We just want to go out there and do the same, if not better. A little friendly competition in the clubhouse never hurts.”
After Yarbrough Ryne Stanek went in and pitched eight innings without giving up any run and then Jose Alvarado pitched for his fifth save in the ninth inning.
Ji-Man Choi and Kevin Kiermaier hit singles in the second inning and the Adames hit a two-out dicer off to the third base, meanwhile, he shattered Rosell Herrera’s attempt at throw making a run that took around 43-minutes of review to reverse the original out call.
“Usually the run you score in the second inning doesn’t define the game. It was pretty unusual,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said. “It just shows we had to play seven innings of perfect baseball.”
The run was made against right-hander pitcher Jorge Lopez, he had pitched five innings that concludes his second Major League start. He gave up 5 hits along with 3 walks.
This contributes to the fourth loss Royals faced by Tampa Bay Rays with one run and the 9th overall shutout during this season. They didn’t stand much chance to go farther than the third base with Rays on Monday’s night Game.
“The pitching was fantastic. We just couldn’t muster any offense,” Royals manager Ned Yost said.
Kiermaier hit three of the eight hits of Tampa Bay Rays in August batting .127
In other updates of Tampa Bay Rays, it is been reported that second-baseman Daniel Robertson has had a successful surgery and a torn ligament in his left thumb has been fixed he says he suffered no pain now. He hopes to recover fully in time to hit a few bats at the end of the season, he said, “There won’t be any rushing it”.
Vidal Nuno after recovering from his strained right hamstring will be making his comeback with his rehab start on Tuesday.