Rays at Mariners – 08/11/19

Autos, etc.

M’s autos – none lol

Rays

Former Mariner and current Rays pitcher Emilio Pagan signed an “assorted MLB’ers” ball .  Thanks bro!

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Many people, including yours truly, waited in vain along the 3rd base line railing (still don’t quite know what to call it) for Blake Snell.  He signed for everybody down the line on Friday, lots of people on Saturday, but no one on Sunday.  I also missed on Ryan Yarbrough (who ended up pitching a gem during the game) and Mike Brosseau (I think).

After stretching and before the game, Matt Duffy took selfies and signed for a lot of people (lined up by camera well).  I had a brief and pleasant chat with him and apparently he was enjoying the relatively cool weather.  Thanks for signing Matt!

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Tommy Pham signed for a couple of kids by the camera well but didn’t sign for the adults (and didn’t smile either lol).  Unexpected and not pleasant. 🙂

 


Game

Even when the gray skies bordered on gloomy, it was a nice day for baseball.  It was cloudy most of the day but it did not rain significantly and the roof remained open.  I wonder if the gray skies reminded the Rays of the roof at Tropicana Field lol.

Sam Tuivailala did a nice job as the M’s opener.  Headliner Wade LeBlanc also pitched well.  He gave up a solo hr to Eric Sogard in the top of the 4th but was otherwise solid.  Unfortunately, Sogard’s home run turned out to be able they needed.

Ryan Yarbrough hurled a gem for the Rays.  He entered the bottom of the 9th having stymied the M’s all day for no runs on three hits through 89 pitches.  He got Mallex Smith on a grounder and then struck out JP Crawford.  Unbelievably to me, Kevin Cash took out Yarbrough after 99 pitches with one out to go!  The crowd booed in disappointment.  I know he about pitch counts and it was a one run game but c’mon man!  Let him get a complete game win!  Emilio Pagan came in and retired Omar Narvaez for a one pitch save.  Final score Rays 1 – M’s 0.

 

 

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