It may not have been the cleanest of outings for <a href=”http://m.mlb.com/prospects/2016?list=tb”><b>Rays No. 1 prospect</a></b> Blake Snell, but that didn’t stop the left-hander from doing something he had never done before in 100 Minor League starts.
Alex Colome faced the bases loaded and one out in the ninth inning with the Rays up just a run. For the second straight game, he’d need to get out of a bases-loaded jam to preserve a win. And for the second straight game, he did just that.
Alex Colome stood perched atop the mound. His foot wasn’t on the rubber, and he wasn’t quite ready to make the biggest pitch of the ballgame. The big right-handed closer took a deep breath, as he was potentially a pitch from ending the game — and potentially a pitch from giving up the lead.
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Rays third-round Draft pick Austin Franklin, who played in the Florida panhandle, is raw and has been inconsistent, but when he’s on his game, he’s a force. That, coupled with his size and stuff, made him an intriguing prospect.
The Rays wrapped up the first day of the 2016 MLB Draft on Thursday by selecting Louisiana State outfielder Jake Fraley with the 77th pick.
Ryan Boldt became the second left-handed hitter selected by the Rays when the team made its second pick (53rd overall) of the 2016 MLB Draft.
With the 13th pick of the 2016 MLB Draft on Thursday, the Rays selected Joshua Lowe, a third baseman/right-handed pitcher from Pope High in Marietta, Ga.
Rays starter Drew Smyly has no health-related issues, but when his scheduled turn in the rotation arrives in this weekend’s series against the Astros, he won’t be on the mound.
Corey Dickerson slumped throughout the Rays’ 10-game road trip. He knew he was capable of more, that he could produce the way he had throughout his past three seasons in Colorado. He proved in Wednesday’s 6-3 win over the D-backs how he can.
The Rays return home from a three-city, 10-game road trip to host the Astros on Friday night at Tropicana Field, the opener of a three-game series.