Rodney Page’s takeaways from Sunday’s Rays-Yankees game

Rays shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria celebrates a home run during the second inning; in the ninth he makes an alert catch after a ball hits off a B-ring speaker. [MONICA HERNDON   |   Times]
Rays shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria celebrates a home run during the second inning; in the ninth he makes an alert catch after a ball hits off a B-ring speaker. [MONICA HERNDON | Times]
Published June 24 2018

The catwalks at Tropicana Field are arguably the worst feature, but they  came in handy for the Rays on Sunday. Yankees pinch-hitter Clint Frazier hit what looked to be a ninth-inning home run that would've given them a one-run lead. Instead, the ball hit a B-ring speaker and fell into the glove of an alert Adeiny Hechavarria at shortstop.

Ryan Yarbrough may have gotten the win, and he did have to get through a tough 12th inning, but the entire bullpen saved the game. For the final four innings, Vidal Nuno, Sergio Romo and Yarbrough kept the Yankees off the board. Not easy.

There are only a few players on each team where you stop what you are doing when they are at bat. It looks like Jake Bauers is going to be one of those players for the Rays.

Advertisement