The hot rays seem to add to the grief of the sailors
The Tampa Bay Race, which has won five games in a row to start a 10-game West Coast road arena, will aim to win a four-game series on Saturday night when they face the Seattle Mariners in their third game between the teams.
Manager Kevin Cash will address 26-year-old Drew Rasmussen (2-1, 3.13 ERA), who joined the Rays on May 21, 2021, when he and his colleague JP Feyereisen were acquired at Milwaukee Brewers for short stop by Willie Adams and pitcher Trevor Richards .
Rasmussen and Feuerizen, who also had a breakthrough season with 2-0 and 0.00 ERA in 13 innings, made a big contribution to the second consecutive Tampa Bay campaign, which won the East American League.
Right-hander Rasmussen went 4-0 with a 2.44 ERA in 20 games, with half starts and half of the relief exits after trading last season.
Cash has retained a native of Puyalapa, Washington, less than an hour south of Seattle, as a starter entering 2022, a place where Rasmussen has distinguished himself.
More than five starts so far, the Oregon Alumni have been strong, giving up 15 hits in 23 innings, and his serve has increased at least to 79 in the last three appearances.
In two career appearances (one start) against the sailors Rasmussen 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA for 7 2/3 innings. He allowed two strikes, passed one and struck out 13.
That only start was on April 27, when the Flight defeated Seattle 3-2 in Tampa. In six innings, he struck two shots, no runs and scored nine against one move.
“He wants to find a way to dig deeper into the ball game,” Cash said. “Last year at the end of the year it was incredibly effective. The amount of (swing and) misses he created was a milestone for him. ”
Sailors and manager Scott Servais were disappointed with a staggering loss on Friday with a score of 8-7, bringing them down to five games.
The home club got a great night from Eugenio Suarez, who hit two Hammers and drove in three races.
Decreases Jarred Kelenich, scoring just 0.127, provided Homer with two assists in the eighth number led 6-5, seemingly leaving Seattle in a good position and Paul Sevald coming out to close the win.
However, Sevald, who prevented a base runner in six appearances spanning six innings, allowed two singles and then a three-round homer to overtake Manuel Margot, ultimately enough to send the sailors to defeat.
“There are a lot of really good things in this game today, but we are disappointed that it didn’t work out in the end,” said Serve, whose club has a score of 3-5 in single-arm games. “I thought it was one of our best offensive games, probably since our last home game.”
In the fifth inning Seattle lost catcher Tom Murphy (dislocated shoulder) in an awkward game on the plate.
Seattle’s Mark Gonzalez (1-3, 4.05) is sixth to start this season and has scored as many against Tampa Bay in his career.
Left-handed 3-1 with 3.09 ERA against the Rays, with opposition hitting .237 against him.
He started against Reyes and Rasmussen on April 27, but left the game after Harold Ramirez at 109 mph hit him on the left wrist in 11 pitches.
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