Rays’ Randy Arozarena destroys struggling Blue Jays

Tampa Bay Rays Manager Kevin Cash has noticed some changes in outfielder Randy Arozarena’s routine before games, but those changes seem to be working.

“Watch him take batting practice,” Cash said. “It’s different now. It’s not the dead pull, pull, pull. I mean, there’s a lot of intent for somebody to be a complete hitter, to be able to hit balls in both slots.”

Cash counts again at the Arozarena on Tuesday night when the Rays face a Toronto Blue Jays in the second game of a four-game series in St. Petersburg, Fla

Arozarena is hitting .308 with 11 homers and 37 RBIs Rayswho are a major league best 21 games over .500

Arozarena went 2-4 with a solo homer and a double RaysA 6-4 series-opening win over Toronto on Monday

In the third, however, he was robbed of an extra base hit on right fielder George Springer’s lunge to the wall, likely saving two runs.

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Blue Jays First baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. made two missed catching errors that led to four unearned runs against starter Chris Bassitt, who had not allowed a run in three May starts before Monday’s start.

Bassitt dropped to 5-3, but more importantly saw the club’s losing streak reach five games. THE Blue JaysThe American League East’s last-place ballgame is 1-7 in its last eight games

“You can’t outplay a really good team and expect to win,” Bassitt said. “We’re not playing good baseball right now. There’s a lot we need to clean up. Pitching-wise to base running, all aspects of the game. We need to clean it up.”

THE Blue Jays 5-13 in matches played within their division

Tuesday’s starter Jose Berrios (3-4, 4.61 ERA) has one honor this season that stands out — he was the first pitcher to beat Tampa Bay in a tough start to the new campaign.

On April 14 a Rays Berrios was riding a 13-game hitting streak, breaking records every night. Blue Jays For the first failure of 2023, he defeated the guests 6-3

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Berrios is 2-4 with a 5.44 ERA in nine starts Rays

Tampa Bay’s Taj Bradley (3-0, 3.54) has looked like the club’s best pitcher so far, posting strong numbers and keeping runners at bay in four starts.

In 20 1/3 innings, the right-hander allowed eight runs and 15 hits while striking out 27 and walking just four with a hit batter. His WHIP is a sharp .934.

THE Rays have received some good news regarding their pitching staff, as the return of former ace Tyler Glasnow is on the horizon.

Glasnow got off to another productive start for Triple-A Durham on Sunday.

Against Nashville, the Milwaukee Brewers’ Triple-A affiliate, Glasnow allowed one run on two hits, allowing six strikeouts and two walks in six innings. He threw a 67.

“Encouraged by that,” Cash said of Glasnow’s outing. “I expect if you’re comfortable we’ll arrange for you to join us at some point.”

— Field Level Media

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Source: https://deadspin.com/randy-arozarena-rays-look-to-clobber-struggling-blue-j-1850464230

Rays’ Randy Arozarena destroys struggling Blue Jays

Tampa Bay Rays Manager Kevin Cash has noticed some changes in outfielder Randy Arozarena’s routine before games, but those changes seem to be working.

“Watch him take batting practice,” Cash said. “It’s different now. It’s not the dead pull, pull, pull. I mean, there’s a lot of intent for somebody to be a complete hitter, to be able to hit balls in both slots.”

Cash counts again at the Arozarena on Tuesday night when the Rays face a Toronto Blue Jays in the second game of a four-game series in St. Petersburg, Fla

Arozarena is hitting .308 with 11 homers and 37 RBIs Rayswho are a major league best 21 games over .500

Arozarena went 2-4 with a solo homer and a double RaysA 6-4 series-opening win over Toronto on Monday

In the third, however, he was robbed of an extra base hit on right fielder George Springer’s lunge to the wall, likely saving two runs.

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Blue Jays First baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. made two missed catching errors that led to four unearned runs against starter Chris Bassitt, who had not allowed a run in three May starts before Monday’s start.

Bassitt dropped to 5-3, but more importantly saw the club’s losing streak reach five games. THE Blue JaysThe American League East’s last-place ballgame is 1-7 in its last eight games

“You can’t outplay a really good team and expect to win,” Bassitt said. “We’re not playing good baseball right now. There’s a lot we need to clean up. Pitching-wise to base running, all aspects of the game. We need to clean it up.”

THE Blue Jays 5-13 in matches played within their division

Tuesday’s starter Jose Berrios (3-4, 4.61 ERA) has one honor this season that stands out — he was the first pitcher to beat Tampa Bay in a tough start to the new campaign.

On April 14 a Rays Berrios was riding a 13-game hitting streak, breaking records every night. Blue Jays For the first failure of 2023, he defeated the guests 6-3

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Berrios is 2-4 with a 5.44 ERA in nine starts Rays

Tampa Bay’s Taj Bradley (3-0, 3.54) has looked like the club’s best pitcher so far, posting strong numbers and keeping runners at bay in four starts.

In 20 1/3 innings, the right-hander allowed eight runs and 15 hits while striking out 27 and walking just four with a hit batter. His WHIP is a sharp .934.

THE Rays have received some good news regarding their pitching staff, as the return of former ace Tyler Glasnow is on the horizon.

Glasnow got off to another productive start for Triple-A Durham on Sunday.

Against Nashville, the Milwaukee Brewers’ Triple-A affiliate, Glasnow allowed one run on two hits, allowing six strikeouts and two walks in six innings. He threw a 67.

“Encouraged by that,” Cash said of Glasnow’s outing. “I expect if you’re comfortable we’ll arrange for you to join us at some point.”

— Field Level Media

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Source: https://deadspin.com/randy-arozarena-rays-look-to-clobber-struggling-blue-j-1850464230