Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Rays’ game Saturday against Indians

Openers/bulk guys, you’re up; a little fun with d’Arnaud; a little grump from Joe West.
A tarp covers the infield in Cleveland, delaying the start of the Rays-Indians game on Saturday, May 25, 2019. [RON SCHWANE   |   Associated Press]
A tarp covers the infield in Cleveland, delaying the start of the Rays-Indians game on Saturday, May 25, 2019. [RON SCHWANE | Associated Press]
Published May 25

• After expected solid showings from Blake Snell and Charlie Morton, the Rays have to wind it up to get through three more days of openers/bulk guys, with Jalen Beeks, Yonny Chirinos and Ryan Yarbrough, who made a solid return from Durham, lined up.

• There can be fun in baseball. After Rays catcher Travis d’Arnaud juggled the ball and hung on to make official Francisco Lindor’s strikeout in the first, Lindor playfully poked the ball out of his hand, drawing a smile from starter Charlie Morton.

• Or not. Veteran umpire Joe West made his presence known, as he tends to do. This time it was him coming in from second base to order a sign — in Dr. Seuss style, touting “Ed’s first bachelor party” — hung in one of the suites behind home plate be taken down.

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