ON THE MOUND
Erasmo deserved a much better fate (at least he didn’t get the loss)/ Despite the less ugly walk total, it was by far his best outing of the season . . . .
SIX innings ~ ZERO earned runs ~ ZERO runs ~ FOUR walks ~ FIVE STRIKEOUTS
} Charlie walked a batter but, posted a scoreless 7th
} Yoervis imploded in the 8th and was unable to record an out, giving up THREE runs in the process
} Ollie finished the 8th without further damage
} Hector added another run to the Rays total, seemingly a miracle that it wasn’t more (since he yielded TWO walks, TWO singles and TWO doubles – yikes!)
AT THE PLATE
Then M’s scored their loan run on their loan extra base hit – Kendrys lead-off the 2nd inning with his 20th homer of the season. They also induced FIVE walks and had the lead-off man aboard in FIVE innings but, no mas.
IN THE FIELD
* Abraham committed his first big league error but, also recorded an OF assist nailing a runner at the plate
* there were TWO double-plays turned in the losing effort
tweets of the game . . .