Rays 8, Tigers 1: Brisk fights, hitters are powerless

The middle game of a three-game streak in Tampa saw the Tigers put their four-game winning streak on the goal line against a good young bowler.

…wait on hold. This still seems strange to me. The Tigers’ four-game winning streak. What about that?

Anyway, the streak should have ended at some point and the Rays beat the Tigers 8-1 at Tropicana Field.

Talented Mr. Brieske – Beau, Yours and Me – took a hill for the Tigers, on his fifth start in the Major League. Coming into tonight, he’d made 21 innings, and gave up 15…but unfortunately, five of those fifteen, totally third Of the blows he succumbed, were home runs. This is somewhat unusual. What also jumped me off the stats page was that despite having a 3.86 ERA (that’s good), Fielding Independent Pitching, or FIP, was 6.58 (that’s bad).

Shane McClanahan, who had a rookie star last year, and who has done well for himself thus far, started the night with the Rays. at 39 13 During his first seven innings this year, he has led all of Major League Baseball with 58 kick-offs today, good at 13.3K/9IP. Unlike Brieske, McClanahan had also given up five zingers, but in nearly double the roles. McClanahan’s bad stuff, combined with the tiger’s recent anemia, well, that doesn’t make for a very promising evening.

The Rays drew blood first on a hardball to first base: With a third-place runner, he threw Spencer Torkelson to second base for power, allowing Yandy Díaz to score from third, taking Tampa Bay to a 1-0 lead.

The Dragon blasted home in the second half to nibble Brisky again, with Kevin Kiermayer firing a single shot per second to widen the lead to 2-0. On the other hand, during the second half, Brieske was getting a lot of fastball, causing quite a few flips and notifications.

In third, Arozarena made it to the player selection, refusing to finish second upon hearing a strange sound (his front knee hit a little bit, I guess?), and one song in the middle from Kiermaier.

Jeimer Candelario regained that by racing a monster at home on the first course of the top of the fifth.

He really put a charge in that.

Sadly, Brett Phillips returned the favor in the second court at the bottom of the fifth with a solo shot of his own, making it 4-1. Picking a player and a pair of singles and a sacrifice fly made it 6-1.

I assumed this would be the end of Briskey’s day, but he came back on the sixth day to face the bottom of the arrangement. Things were going well enough, but then a group of guys lost a pop-up to the ceiling, then Brieske bobbed, and AJ Hinch had seen enough. Hinch was trying to stretch Brieske a bit, realizing he might need the bulls rest on this wild ride, but had to settle for 5 13 Rookie roles. Jason Foley took charge and got a game around the century, a 5-4-3 double on a sharp hitter to Candelario.

Foley’s year has been fun. He knocked the team out of Lakeland, stopped running in his first two games, then ran three straight goals-less…before he was picked up in Toledo. Called up on May 12, he threw a goalless pair of innings against Baltimore on Saturday, and cleared himself well tonight. I can imagine a ball game in which Foley, a globe factory when in his game, has a job piece that can put out a fire by taking out balls that have been hit on the ground.

McClanahan’s day ended after seven rounds, giving up four simple strokes, and not walking without puffing seven more times. He made room for some time for side guard Ralph Garza Jr., who was picked up by Rays in April. Garza gave up three songs to start the top spot in eighth, toting Willie Castro’s base white-fruited with nothing. Within three pitches, though, the dodger in front of the board and the double-playing dodger to Shortstop made a quick threatening job. Cue the sad trombone.

Will Fest, who has been so strong thus far, gave up his solo home run to Arozarena to center just below eighth. Fest’s control was pretty choppy tonight, scoring one fly and an eighth inning fly fly for Rays. Joe Jiménez took charge of the Vest with two teams, taking his old friend Isaac Paredes in third.

Needless to say, the Tigers never raced a giant comeback at the top of the ninth, and that was the match. As “stranger” in The Big Lebowski He once said sarcastically, “Sometimes, you eat a bear. And sometimes, well… it eats you.”

(Partial) Injury update

I shouldn’t find this as amusing as I do

It’s just tigers, but the image has been modified to make it look like a baby. Why do I enjoy this so much?

Notes and notes

  • Alex Avila and his subtle tones continued their three-game run at the Tigers radio booth, accompanied by Dan Dickerson. I love Avila in this role.
  • The first name of Beau Brieske is Beau. I was always curious about this until I researched it, because I knew the actor’s first name was Beau Bridges not Beau. (It’s actually Lloyd Vernet Bridges III.)
  • Michael Pineda, who broke a bone in his right finger, will not need surgery to heal this bone. I hope that means he will be back soon. Hurry up to get back, Big Mike!
  • Having a baseball park vaulted ceiling the same color as the baseball is a dumb and stupid idea.
  • On this date in 1756, Great Britain officially declared war on France, and the Seven Years’ War began. This conflict would greatly change the map in Europe and the Americas, with France losing a large swath of land in North America. Oddly enough, the French held a small pair of islands off the coast of Newfoundland, Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, and the last little heel of New France remains on the North American continent.

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