The two-game series is about to end soon as Rays and Braves meet again tonight in Atlanta.
Tonight’s game will decide where the Braves Fall if they managed to win this game their lead will increase and with Phillies Loss and their win, braves will move in a bit father in their lead in NL East.
On the other hands, Rays have been quietly making their place in AL East strengthening their offense but they are up against Sean Newcomb this time and he has already shut down their offense once back in May.
Squaring him off will be Diego Castillo the Rays’ opener, he was doing fine posting a record of 3-2 with a 3.23 ERA but from the looks of Wednesday Night’s game, he might have a tough time coping with Newcomb.
On Wednesday he took the mound when Rays were three-run ahead of the Braves and practically pushed it all in well by allowing a couple of two-out singles and a home run. Fortunately, Rays Offense was strong enough to turn the tables once again and they lead the game with an 8-5 win against the leading team in NL East.
“We’re getting a lot of contributions, a lot of good at-bats,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said. “We’ve got some guys from that Boston series that have carried over. Guys have done a good job, they’ve had quality at-bats.”
With this win in their record Rays moved to 71-62, gaining their 9th consecutive win in a total of 10 games. They are one game shy of equaling their highest wins in four season playing with Kevin Cash as their manager. The Thursday is off for the team and is going to be opening a weekend series with the AL Central’s leading Indians on coming Friday.
There are many prominent names who made hits a great deal in a game which had too many phases the names include Joey Wendle, Carlos Gomez, Willy Adames and Tommy Pham
“The offense as a whole (was) kind of piecing it together, doing some little things with the bunts and moving guys over and getting some big home runs,” Cash said.
Cron is of view that the offense showcases their team efforts.
“We’ve been swinging the bats well and you can tell we’ve been clicking,” he said.
Castillo played for two innings in the game and then Jalen Beeks took the mound and covered three innings. It was his fourth win giving his typical performance in the game with 26 strikeouts in total 49 pitches.
“He was okay,” Cash said. “Strike-throwing was a bit of a struggle.”
The game had started 41 minutes late owing to the rain and again interrupted in the middle of the sixth inning while Rays had secured a lead of 8-3.
When the game continued, the Rays decided to use Chaz Roe and Adam Kolarek to start the eighth inning. After which Andrew Kittredge wavered and allowed two runs and left the mound with 2 additional to Atlanta Braves. Then Jose Alvarado took the lead in the eighth inning and made it to the ninth inning for his sixth save.
“He’s gaining more and more confidence,” Cash said.